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1 Alston, R C AN INTRODUCTION TO OLD ENGLISH
Copp Clark 1961 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Reading copy only. Book itself is in great shape but marred by heavy notes and underlining. ; 138 pages 
Price: 14.40 USD
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2 Anderson, George Kumler LITERATURE OF THE ANGLO-SAXONS
Russell & Russell 1962 0846201097 / 9780846201090 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. ; 431 pages; Anderson provides in this single volume a descriptive history of the entire canon of Old English literature, from its beginnings to the Norman Conquest. The emphasis throughout is more on literature than on linguistics, and readings from Anglo-Saxon writings are quoted extensively, mainly in Anderson's own translations. The extensive notes at the end of each chapter constitute a critical review of published research up to the time of writing. 
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3 Anderson, Rasmus B. (Ed. ) & Sir Thomas Mallory NORROENA: THE HISTORY AND ROMANCE OF NORTHERN EUROPE: THE ARTHURIAN TALES The Greatest of Romances
Norroena Society 1907 Hardcover Good+ 
Corners bumped and worn. Slight fraying to spine ends. Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Uncut edges, in original condition. Back inner hinge has been reinforced. ; Part of the "Norroena Embracing the History and Romance of Northern Europe" series. Memorial Edition. This is copy #310 of 500 printed in this edition. Remaining portion of title: "which recount the Noble and Valorous Deeds of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, compiled by Sir Thomas Malory, and edited from the Text of the 1634 edition by Ernest Rhys." 
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4 Beckett, Katharine Scarfe ANGLO-SAXON PERCEPTIONS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD
Cambridge University Press 2003 0521829402 / 9780521829403 Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. ; Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England; 1 x 9 x 5.8 Inches; 284 pages; Katherine Scarfe Beckett is concerned with representations of the Islamic world in Anglo-Saxon England. Using a variety of literary, historical and archaeological evidence, Beckett argues that the first perceptions of Arabs, Ismaelites and Saracens were derived from Christian exegesis. These perceptions preconditioned Western expressions of hostility and superiority towards peoples of the Islamic world, and these received ideas prevailed over actual experience. 
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5 Bessinger, Jess B A SHORT DICTIONARY OF ANGLO-SAXON POETRY In a Normalized Early West Saxon Orthography
1960 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Former owner's signature on fly-page. Book has moderate soiling and staining to boards. Spine is discoloured. Pages are clean of any other marks. ; This dictionary contains about 5000 entries, many of which include additional compounded forms. ; 87 pages 
Price: 63.00 USD
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6 Blackhouse, Janet & D. H. Turner & Leslie Webster (Eds. ) THE GOLDEN AGE OF ANGLO-SAXON ART 966-1066
Indiana University Press 1984 0253212685 / 9780253212689 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Light tanning to edges of pages. Foxing to top of textblock. ; 216 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 Bosworth, Joseph A COMPENDIOUS ANGLO-SAXON AND ENGLISH DICTIONARY
John Russell Smith 1881 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Book has been rebound in library buckram. Book has some shelfwear and rubbing. ; 278 pages 
Price: 70.00 USD
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8 Bosworth, Joseph A COMPENDIOUS ANGLO-SAXON AND ENGLISH DICTIONARY,
Gibbings and Company, Limited 1901 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Corners are lightly bumped. Spine is lightly sunned. ; Top of pages are gilt. ; 278 pages 
Price: 95.00 USD
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9 Callaway Jr. , Morgan THE INFINITIVE IN ANGLO-SAXON
Washington Carnegie Institution of Washington 1913 Hardcover Good+ 
Minor water damage to boards else VG. Small edgewear to extremities. ; 339 pages; A detailed history of the Infinitive in Anglo-Saxon. This study is based upon a statistical reading of the whole of Anglo-Saxon literature with the exception of the glosses and of a few out-of-prints. 
Price: 115.00 USD
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10 Campbell, A. P. THE TIBERIUS PSALTER Edited from British Museum MS Cotton Tiberius C VI
University of Ottawa Press 1974 0776648020 / 9780776648026 Softcover Very Good+ 
Tiny faint stain to front wrap. Very slight shelfwear. Else fine. ; Psalter is in Old English and Medieval Latin. Apparatus is in English. Tiberius C vi is a "continuous interlinear gloss to a psalter of the Gallican version (ff. 31-129) ". ; Ottawa Mediaeval Texts and Studies; 302 pages 
Price: 120.00 USD
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11 Charles, Elizabeth Rundle SKETCHES OF CHRISTIAN LIFE IN ENGLAND IN THE OLDEN TIME By the Author of "Chronicles of the Schönberg-Cotta Family"
T. Nelson and Sons 1864 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Chipping to top and bottom of spine. Spine is sunned. Inner front hinge has separated from front text block. ; Outlines a series of historical sketches to depict the beginnings of Christianity on English soil, from Druids, early martyrs, Anglo-Saxon domination, Norman conquest, the Crusades. ; 341 pages 
Price: 22.50 USD
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12 Chase, Colin THE DATING OF BEOWULF
University of Toronto Press 1997 0802078796 / 9780802078797 Softcover Near Fine 
Very minor lifting of corners of wraps. ; Toronto Old English Studies; 0.69 x 9.78 x 6.78 Inches; 230 pages; The date of Beowulf, debated for almost a century, is a small question with large consequences. Does the poem provide us with an accurate if idealized view of early Germanic culture? Or is it rather a creature of nostalgia and imagination, born of the desire of a later age to create for itself a glorious past? If we cannot decide when, between the 5th and 11th centuries, the poem was composed, we cannot distinguish what elements in Beowulf belong properly to the history of material culture, to the history of myth and legend, to political history, or to the development of the English literary imagination.

This book represents both individual and concerted attempts to deal with this important question, and presents one of the most important inconclusions in the study of Old English. The contributors raise so many doubts, turn up so much new and disturbing information, dismantle so many long-accepted scholarly constructs that Beowulf studies will never be the same: henceforth every discussion of the poem and its period will begin with reference to this volume. 
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13 Clemoes, Peter ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND 1
Cambridge University Press 1972 0521085578 / 9780521085571 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, and call numbers. Pocket has been removed. Withdrawn stamps on textblock as well. Call-numbers from spine have been removed leaving light damage to cloth. Bumping to bottom and top of spine. Former price on fly-page has been whited-out. Ask for pictures! ; Keywords from the Contents: pre-Viking Age church in East anglia; Old english Orosius and latin texts; Origin of Standard Old English and Aethelwold's school; Beowulf; Andreas; Exodus and treasure of Pharaoh; vision of paradise: Old English Phoenix; Jonah story: narrative technique in Old English homilies; manuscript of Leiden riddle; northumbria and Book of Kells; Icelandic saga of Edward the Confessor; Anglo-Saxon house. ; Anglo-Saxon England; Vol. 1; 344 pages 
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14 Clemoes, Peter ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND 12
Cambridge University Press 1986 0521332028 / 9780521332026 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, and call numbers. Pocket has been removed. Withdrawn stamps on textblock as well. Call-numbers from spine have been removed leaving very light damage to cloth. Bumping to bottom and top of spine. Former price on fly-page has been whited-out. Ask for pictures! ; Four very different kinds of Anglo-Saxon thinking are clarified in this volume - traditions, learned and oral, about the settlement of the country, study of foreign-language grammar, interest in exotic jewels as reflections of the glory of God, and (surprisingly, no doubt, to some) a mainly rational attitude to medicine. Publication of no less than three recent discoveries augments our corpus of manuscript evidence. The nature of Old English poetry is illuminated - as a variety of oral expression and as exemplified in a particular poet's treatment of a particular Latin source. A useful summary of the present state of editorial treatment of textual properties in Beowulf is provided. As usual the concluding item is a systematic bibliography of recent work in all branches of Anglo-Saxon studies - this time the publications of 1982.; Anglo-Saxon England; Vol. 12; 0.94 x 9 x 6 Inches; 345 pages 
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15 Dabbs, Jack Autrey DEI GRATIA IN ROYAL TITLES
Mouton 1971 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Otherwise Fine. ; Study of the function of the "Divine Right" of Royal Titles in the historical development of Europe treated as an onomastic problem concentrating on the ritual or legalistic function. It begins with early concepts of the divine nature of kingship in pre-christian society and traces it to the present day. Looks at Roman Emperors from Coins; Merovingian French kings from coins; Early English Kings; Later English Kings from coins; Studies in European History; Vol. 22; 280 pages 
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16 Donaldson, E. Talbot BEOWULF A New Prose Translation
W. W. Norton & Company 1966 0393096874 / 9780393096873 Softcover Very Good 
Publisher's stamp to bottom of textblock: "Sample copy..." ; English translation and introduction; 58 pages 
Price: 4.00 USD
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17 Ettmüllerus, L. (Ettmueller /ettmüller /ettmuellerus) VORDA VAELHSTÔD ENGLA AND SEAXNA. LEXICON ANGLOSAXONICUM Ex Poetarum Scriptorumque Prosaicorum Operibus Nec Non Lexicis Anglosaxonicis Collectum, Cum Synopsi Grammatica
Editions Rodopi 1968 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Scuffing to front board and general shelfwear and rubbing. ; Reprint of the 1851 edition. An Anglo-saxon/ old english Lexicon with Latin translation and commentary. ; 8vo 
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18 Fowler, Roger (Ed. ) WULFSTAN'S CANONS OF EDGAR
Early English Text Society 1972 0197222668 / 9780197222669 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. Light edgewear to book. ; This is the first critical edition of a set of regulations for the secular clergy prepared by Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester and Archbishop of York, in the early years of the eleventh century. ; Early English Text Society No. 266; 118 pages 
Price: 23.00 USD
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19 Fox, Denton & Hermann Palsson GRETTIR'S SAGA
University of Toronto Press 2001 0802061656 / 9780802061652 Softcover Good+ 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Wraps are protected in plastic that has been pasted down else VG. ; 0.65 x 8.98 x 5.62 Inches; 195 pages; PRofound and intriguing, Grettir's Saga is the last of the great Icelandic sagas. It tells of the life and death of Grettir, a great rebel, individualist, and romantic hero viewed unromantically. Grettir spends his childhood violently defying authority: as a youth of sixteen he kills a man and is outlawed; all the rest of his life he devotes, with remarkable composure, to fighting more and more formidable enemies. He pits himself against bears, berserks, wraiths, trolls, and finally, it seems, the whole population of Iceland. Yet he is not a bloodthirsty killer, but only a man who is totally unwilling to compromise. As a result of his desire for freedom, he becomes increasingly isolated, although he wishes to live in society, and indeed can hardly bear solitude. Driven back and forth from Iceland to Norway, harried around Iceland, he continually flees subjection and confinement only to find a perilous freedom beset both by the external hazards of a new land and by the internal hazards of loneliness and pride. He escapes to freedom and finds destruction. He finally meets his death in his last refuge on the top of an unscalable island near the northern tip of Iceland. Grettir's Saga has several themes. One of them is the conflict between the Christian world and the survival of the pagan world, as sorcery or heroic pride; the other is the conflict between man's desire for individual freedom and the restrictive bond imposed by society. This translation is the first into English since 1914; it is based on a more accurate Icelandic text than the earlier translations, and, unlike them, is unexpurgated and in unarchaic English. The saga has an especial modern relevance - a recent translation into Czech reached the top of the best-seller list. The present volume includes genealogies, a study of the legal system, and a critical assessment of the work. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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20 Green, Richard Firth & Linne R. Mooney INTERSTICES Studies in Middle English and Anglo-Latin Texts in Honour of A.G. Rigg
University of Toronto Press Inc. 2003 0802087434 / 9780802087430 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket has a small piece missing on front panel of Dustjacket. DJ shows minor wear. ; Breaking new ground in interdisciplinary scholarship of late medieval England, this collection of essays celebrates and addresses the work of renowned medieval scholar A. G. Rigg. George Rigg's interests span medieval Latin, Anglo-Norman, and Middle English literature and philology; the contributors to this volume are an international group of colleagues, students, and friends of Rigg's, whose essays are as wide-ranging as Rigg's own interests. The contributions include: new editions of Middle English texts; an overview of the editions of Chaucer from the nineteenth century to the present which expounds editorial trends through the years; studies of major Middle English writings which cross boundaries into social history and the history of the book; a codicological study of the literary and material evidence for the use of scientific and utilitarian texts in late medieval English manuscripts; and related historical studies. Each essay is anchored in the textual realities that grounded Rigg's own scholarship, and bridge the boundaries between traditional academic disciplines - a crossing of interstices in homage to a teacher, friend, and colleague. ; 280 pages 
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21 Greenfield, Stanley B. A CRITICAL HISTORY OF OLD ENGLISH LITERATURE
New York University Press 1965 0814729509 / 9780814729502 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Minor shelfwear. Remnants of paper have adhered to bottom quarter of front board. ; Gotham Library; 372 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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22 Greenfield, Stanley B. & Daniel G. Calder; Lapidge, Michael A NEW CRITICAL HISTORY OF OLD ENGLISH LITERATURE With a Survey of the Anglo-Latin Background
New York University Press 1986 0814730027 / 9780814730027 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. ; 1.25 x 9.5 x 6.5 Inches; 372 pages; Contains the first survey of the complete corpus of Anglo-Latin literature of the period, expanded analyses of Old English prose texts, and an extensive bibliography keyed to the footnotes, as well as revised chapters on Old English poetry. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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23 Helm, P.H. ALFRED THE GREAT
Barnes & Noble Inc 1995 1566196523 / 9781566196529 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Light rubbing to DJ. ; Alfred-- king of England from 871 to 899-- is the only ruler in English history called "the Great". Helm has written a fascinating biography about this legendary monarch, who recaptured the city of London from the Viking invaders. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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24 Hermannsson, Halldor ISLANDICA: THE VINLAND SAGAS An Annual Relating to Iceland and the Fiske Icelandic Collection in Cornell University Library, Volume XXX : The Vinland Sagas
Kraus Reprint Co. (Cornell Univ. Press) 1966 Softcover Very Good- 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Wraps have mild staining. ; The Vinland Sagas relate to the discovery of the American continent. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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25 Higley, Sarah Lynn BETWEEN LANGUAGES The Uncooperative Text in Early Welsh and Old English Nature Poetry
Pennsylvania State University Press 1993 0271008768 / 9780271008769 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. DJ has very small chips to head of spine. ; 1.25 x 9.5 x 6.25 Inches; 314 pages; Early Welsh and Old English poetry are rarely spoken of together, but when they are, they have been described as like or different from one another. Sarah Higley breaks this cycle of mutual marginalization by examining what it means to read otherness or sameness into a text, concluding that too much of our reading is ‘anglo-centric’ in its expectations and dictated by invisible ideological agendas. Examinations of the Llywarch Hen Corpus, for instance, have sought comparisons among the Old English elegies, but mainly for the purpose of demonstrating how the Welsh are of colour with them: derived from the same penitential genre, merely less explicit in their penitential thrust. Scholars have been reluctant to acknowledge the secular nature of these Welsh laments, which are discomfitingly silent about divine solace and which, like Old English poems, do not cooperate with our efforts to categorize them 
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26 Hood, John Charles Fulton ICELANDIC CHURCH SAGA
Greenwood Press Reprint 1981 0313221944 / 9780313221941 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Adhesive traces of former sticker. ; Investigates the traces of early Christianity in the island and describes militant missionary efforts which led to the official adoption of Christianity in the year 1000. Further describes the development of the church under the Bishops of Skalholt and the stories of Iceland's two saints: St. Jon and Thorlak. Continues until the 19th Century. A ; 9.5 x 1 x 6.5 Inches; 241 pages 
Price: 72.00 USD
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27 Irvine, Susan (Ed. ) OLD ENGLISH HOMILIES FROM MS BODLEY 343
Early English Text Society 1993 0197223044 / 9780197223048 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Very light rubbing to cloth else Fine. ; Early English Text Society No. 302; 320 pages; This edition presents several Old English texts from an Oxford manuscript. Unique to the manuscript, the works have not been edited since 1909 (when only a text and translation were supplied). Four of the texts are by the important late tenth-century writer Aelfric, the other three are anonymous. The edition offers detailed information about the manuscript, its language, and the background, sources, and analogues of the individual works. 
Price: 53.00 USD
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28 Jeffery, George CYPRUS UNDER AN ENGLISH KING IN THE TWELFTH CENTURY The Adventures of Richard I. and the Crowning of His Queen in the Island
Zeno 1973 0900834773 / 9780900834776 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
In endevouring to realize the circumstances of the first European occupation of Cyprus, la Vie Feodale de la Nobless of the period must be described in the light of modern research carried on by innumerable students of mediaeval history during the past half century : Viollet le Duc, Rey, Schlumberger and host of others. This sketch will fulfil its purpose if it serves as a reminder to those curious and interesting associations which link the beautiful island of Cyprus with England. To English-men, the heirs of the Anglo-Normans, such as associations of long ago, continued to some extent by the Levant Company of interviewing centuries, and now consolidated by the island becoming a regular British Colony, must always be of interest. ; Bibliotheca Historica Cypria; 185 pages 
Price: 45.00 USD
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29 Johnson, Stephen ROMAN FORTIFICATIONS ON THE "SAXON SHORE"
Her Majesty's Stationary Office 1977 0116703407 / 9780116703408 Paperback Very Good 
Minor creasing to spine. Light wear. Scholar's name to titlepage (Robert Brown). ; 32 pages 
Price: 8.00 USD
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30 Jones, Ernest van Beurden GEOFFREY OF MONMOUTH, 1640-1800
University of California Press 1944 Softcover Very Good 
Former owner's name on ffep. Minor browning to wraps. Light discoloration to spine. Minor edgewear. ; Contents: Geoffrey of Monmouth's Reputation as a Historian, 1640-1700; Geoffrey of Monmouth's Reputation as a Historian, 1700-1800; Geoffrey of Monmouth and Ecclesiastical and Legal controversy, 1640-1700; Geoffrey of Monmouth, Literature, and the Historians of Literature, 1640-1800. ; University of California publications in English; 86 pages; Reprinted from University of California Publications in English, Volume 5, No. 3, pp 357-442 
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31 Joseph Of Exeter; A. K. Bate (Ed. ) JOSEPH OF EXETER: TROJAN WAR I-III Edited with Translation and Notes
Bolchazy Carducci Publishers / Aris & Phillips 1986 0856682942 / 9780856682940 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Light foxing to top of textblock. Former owner's name stamped to titlepage. Slight scuffing to front panel of DJ. DJ spine sunned. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. ; Joseph wrote his epic around the year 1180, and revised it at the court of Henry II of England where he had obtained some sort of post through the influence of his uncle, Baldwin, Archbishop of Canterbury. The work is one of a series of texts in Latin and Anglo-Norman, apparently commissioned by the King, helping to trace back the Plantagenet line to the Trojans. It is a pendant to the Anglo-Norman Roman de Troie written by Benoît de Sainte-More in the 1160s. Joseph rejected the Vergilian 'medacious poetic' account of thewar in favour of the 'historical' narrative of Dares Phrygius, an'eye-witness' of the events. This version not only coincided withthe Platagenets' preference for historical material but also presented Aeneas, the founder of the Romans, as a traitor. In Henry's struggles with the Pope over the Investiture problem any slur on the origins of the Romans could be useful ammunition. Books I-III cover the first Trojan war when Laomedon was besieged, the Judgement of Paris and the Rape of Helen. In style Joseph closely resembles Lucan whom he had read "with an eye that allowed little to escape" (Raby) , yet his imitation is far from servile. Sedgwick even goes so far as to say that Joseph "surpasses the bold constructions of Silver Latin". Moreover, Joseph restores to epic the gods that Lucan had banished. The result is an epic that in the 17th century was still considered to have been written in the classical period. Latin text with facing English translation, introduction and commentary; 196 pages 
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32 Kabir, Ananya Jahanara; Keynes, Simon & Andy Orchard PARADISE, DEATH AND DOOMSDAY IN ANGLO-SAXON LITERATURE
Cambridge University Press 2001 0521806003 / 9780521806008 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Bumping to bottom of spine. Back corner is bumped. ; Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England; 9 x 0.5 x 6 Inches; 222 pages; How did the Anglo-Saxons conceptualise the interim between death and Doomsday? In Paradise, Death and Doomsday in Anglo-Saxon Literature, Dr. Kabir presents the first investigation into the Anglo-Saxon belief in the "interim paradise" or paradise as a temporary abode for good souls following death and pending the final decisions of Doomsday. She determines the origins of this distinctive sense of paradise within early Christian polemics, establishes its Anglo-Saxon development as a site of contestation and compromise, and argues for its post-Conquest transformation into the doctrine of purgatory. 
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33 Kiernan, Kevin S. BEOWULF AND THE BEOWULF MANUSCRIPT
Rutgers University Press 1981 0813509254 / 9780813509259 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very minor shelfwear to DJ. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. ; 303 pages; The story of Beowulf and his hard-fought victory over the monster Grendel has captured the imagination of readers and listeners for a millennium. The heroic Anglo-Saxon story survives to the world in one eleventh-century manuscript that was badly burned in 1731, and in two eighteenth-century transcriptions of the manuscripts. Kevin S. Kiernan, one of the world's foremost Beowulf scholars, has studied the manuscript extensively with the most up-to-date methods, including fiber-optic backlighting and computer digitization. This volume reprints Kiernan's earlier study of the manuscript, in which he presented his novel conclusions about the date of Beowulf. It also offers a new Introduction in which the author describes the value of electronic study of Beowulf, and a new Appendix that lists all the letters and parts of letters revealed by backlighting. This important volume will be a must-read not only for the scholar of early English history and literature, but for all those who are interested in practical applications of the new technologies. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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34 Kimmens, A.C. THE STOWE PSALTER
University of Toronto Press 1979 0802022014 / 9780802022011 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Light soiling to textblock. ; Toronto Old English Series; 476 pages; One of Thirteen latin psalters with a continuous Old english interlinear gloss. Reprinted from a manuscript. 
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35 Lacy, Norris J. THE FORTUNES OF KING ARTHUR
D. S. Brewer 2005 1843840618 / 9781843840619 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Library barcode on ffep--however, no other library markings. Cloth has a tear along bottom of spine-- (2") but does not cut through the actual board. ; The essays in this volume offer a general overview and a number of detailed examinations of Arthur's fortunes, in two senses. First is the role of Fortune itself, often personified and consistently instrumental, in accounts of Arthur's court and reign. More generally the articles trace the trajectory of the Arthurian legend - its birth, rise and decline - through the middle ages. The final essay follows the continued turning of Fortune's wheel, emphasizing the modern revival and flourishing of the legend. The authors, all distinguished Arthurian scholars, illustrate their arguments through studies of early Latin and Welsh sources, chronicles, romances [in English, French, German, Italian, Latin and Welsh], manuscript illustration and modern literary texts. ; Arthurian Studies LXIV; 1.02 x 9.21 x 6.22 Inches; 288 pages 
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36 Lapidge, Michael & Malcolm Godden & Simon Keynes & Peter S. Baker & Carl Berkhout & Martin Biddle & Mark Blackburn & Daniel Donoghue & Roberta Frank & Richard Gameson & Helmut Gneuss & Patrizia Lendinara & Andy Orchard & Fred Robinson & Donald Scragg ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND 29
Cambridge University Press 2001 0521790719 / 9780521790710 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Corners lightly bumped. General shelfwear. ; Anglo-Saxon England consistently embraces all the main aspects of study of Anglo-Saxon history and culture--linguistic, literary, textual, palaeographic, religious, intellectual, historical, archaeological and artistic. Volume 29 includes: The archetype of Beowulf; Genesis A and the Anglo-Saxon "migration myth"; The Junius Psalter gloss: its historical and cultural context; The "robed Christ" in pre-Conquest sculptures of the Crucifixion; Aethelweard's Chronicon and Old English poetry; Aelfric's Preface to Genesis genre, rhetoric and the origins of the ars dictaminis; Cnut and Lotharingia: two notes; Bibliography for 1999.; Anglo-Saxon England; Vol. 29; 368 pages 
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37 Lapidge, Michael & Malcolm Godden & Simon Keynes & Peter S. Baker & Carl Berkhout & Martin Biddle & Mark Blackburn & Daniel Donoghue & Roberta Frank & Richard Gameson & Helmut Gneuss & Patrizia Lendinara & Andy Orchard & Fred Robinson & Donald Scragg ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND 30
Cambridge University Press 2002 0521802105 / 9780521802109 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Dustjacket has a few tears along top of book. General edgewear. ; Anglo-Saxon England consistently embraces all the main aspects of study of Anglo-Saxon history and culture--linguistic, literary, textual, palaeographic, religious, intellectual, historical, archaeological and artistic. Volume 30 includes: Old sources, new resources: finding the right formula for Boniface; The illness of King Alfred the Great; The social context of narrative disruption in the Letter of Alexander to Aristotle; Broken bodies and singing tongues: gender and voice in the Cambridge Corpus Christi College; 23 Psychomachia; Anglo-Saxon prognostics in context: a survey and handlist of manuscripts; Bibliography for 2000.; Anglo-Saxon England; Vol. 30; 374 pages 
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38 Marsden, John; John Gregory (Trans. ) & Geoff Green (Photo. ) THE ILLUSTRATED BEDE
Macmillan 1989 033347595X / 9780333475959 Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. DJ is taped down to boards. ; Contains selections from Bede's Ecclesiastical History, prose Life of Cuthbert and his Lives of the Abbots. Bede's writings are splendidly illustrated with colour photographs of the wealth of masonry and manuscript surviving from his time and of landscapes that he himself would have recognised. ; 224 pages 
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39 Mayer, Hartwig ALTHOCHDEUTSCHE GLOSSEN: NACHTRÄGE Old High German Glosses : a Supplement
University of Toronto Press 1974 0802021166 / 9780802021168 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket is protected in mylar. DJ is price-clipped. Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. ; Adds about 1700 glosses and offers extensive information on their paleographic dating. Standard reference for those interested in German etymology, the history of the German language, and medieval Latin lexicography ; 154 pages 
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40 Menger, Louis Emil THE ANGLO-NORMAN DIALECT A Manual of its Phonology and Morphology, with Illustrative Specimens of the Literature
Macmillan & Co. , Ltd 1904 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Inner front hinge is cracked exposing webbing but textblock is firmly attached. Fraying to corners and spine ends. Former owner's details from Oct. 1934 on front free-endpaper. ; Columbia University studies in Romance philology and literature; 167 pages 
Price: 100.00 USD
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41 Moore, Samuel & Thomas A. Knott THE ELEMENTS OF OLD ENGLISH Elementary Grammar and Reference Grammar
George Wahr 1934 Seventh Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Inner cover has notes in ink. 2 pages have a couple of words in ink in margins else text is clean. Former owner's name on ffep. Boards are discolored. Edgewear to head and heel of spine. ; 211 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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42 Morris, Richard THE STORY OF GENESIS AND EXODUS An Early English Song, about A. D. 1250
Greenwood Press 1969 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Top corner lightly bumped. Book has light shelfwear and rubbing. Front and back end-papers has stains along inner gutter. ; Reprint edition of 1865.; Early English Text Society; 8vo; 262 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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43 Nordenfalk, Carl CELTIC AND ANGLO-SAXON PAINTING Book Illumination in the British Isles 600-800
George Braziller 1977 0807608254 / 9780807608258 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Gift inscription in pen on ffep. Minor shelfwear to book. DJ has light edgewear. ; Anthology and study of early Medieval Illuminated Celtic manuscripts. Full page plates from Book of Kells, Lindisfarne Gospels, Book of Durrow, Book of Chad, Book of Mulling et al. ; 124 pages 
Price: 33.00 USD
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44 O'Donnell, J. Reginald (Ed. ) MEDIAEVAL STUDIES Volume XXXVI
Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (PIMS) 1974 Softcover Very Good 
Shelfwear and discoloration to spine. ; Contents: Absolute and the ordained powers of the Pope: an unedited text of Henry of Ghent; Stephanus Demonasterio and the Notariat at Aubenas in the Early Fifteenth Century; Trier, bibliothek des Priesterseminars Ms. 100 and the Text of Martianus Capella; Court Bishops of Alfonso VII of Leon-Castilla, 1147-1157; Roman REvolution of the eighth century: papal separation from Byzantium and alliance with the Franks; ... Bishop Robert Grosseteste; BM Ms. Arundel 43; Marchfield part of Frankish Constitution? Bibliographia Gotica. Bibliography of Writings on Gothic Language to 1972; Constabulary of Bordeaux: the accounts of John Ludham and robert de Wykford; Malory and the Chivalric Ethos. Hero of Arthur and the Emperor Lucius; Grail in Wolfram's Parzival; Nicholas of Cusa as Reformer: Papal legation to the Germanies; Problem of OE holmwudu; Liber Monstrorum and Beowulf; etc....; 1974; Vol. 36; 501 pages 
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45 Oman, Charles William Chadwick ENGLAND BEFORE THE NORMAN CONQUEST Being a History of the Celtic, Roman and Anglo-Saxon Periods Down to the Year A. D. 1066
G. P. Putnam's Sons / Methuen & Co. 1919 Fourth Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Former owner's name and inscription on ffep. Boards have edgewear to extremities. Two Small discolorations on back board. ; A History of England; Vol. 1; 679 pages 
Price: 36.00 USD
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46 Overing, Gillian R. LANGUAGE, SIGN AND GENDER IN BEOWULF
Southern Illinois University Press 1990 0809315637 / 9780809315635 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. ; 0.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 Inches; 168 pages; Overing examines Beowulf in terms of psychoanalytic, semiotic, and feminist theory. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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47 Owen, Gale R. RITES AND RELIGIONS OF THE ANGLO-SAXONS
David & Charles 1981 0715377590 / 9780715377598 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Corners are bumped. Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. Book is clean and bright. ; Quoting from medieval sources and drawing on recent archaeological finds, this book traces the development of religious beliefs in Anglo-Saxon England, and of the influence of religion on everyday life. Anglo-Saxon literature is quoted both in Old English and in translation. Illustrations include Anglo-Saxon metalwork, carvings, manuscript illuminations and buildings. This particular book on Anglo-Saxon Heathenism is unique to my knowledge in that it extends its subject matter to all the religions known to have been practiced by the Anglo-Saxons, and thus discusses their practice of Catholic Christianity as well. It sets the stage for the arrival in Britain of the peoples who became the Anglo-Saxons by pointing out that Celtic and Greco-Roman Paganism, as well as Christianity (both the form which due mostly to political patronage eventually became the "catholic" i. E. "universal" form and various "heresies") predated in Britain the Germanic Heathenism brought in by the Anglo-Saxons. ; 208 pages 
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48 Patourel, John Le THE NORMAN EMPIRE
Clarendon Press 1976 0198225253 / 9780198225256 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Light rubbing and shelfwear; Political structures created by the Normans in Britain & France. ; 416 pages 
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49 Piggott, Stuart THE DRUIDS
Thames & Hudson 1968 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket has general wear and protected in mylar. Book has minor staining but clean and bright. ; In Celtic Polytheism, the word Druid denotes the priestly class in ancient Celtic societies which existed through much of Western Europe north of the Alps and in the British Isles. Druidic practices were part of the culture of all the tribal peoples called Keltoi and Galatai by Greeks and Celtae and Galli by Romans, which evolved into modern English "Celtic" and "Gaulish". Modern attempts at reconstructing practising druidism are called Neo-druidism. From what little we know of late druidic practice it appears deeply traditional, and conservative in the sense that the druids were conserving repositories of culture and lore. It is impossible now to judge whether this continuity had deep historical roots and originated in the social transformations of late La Tene time, or whether there had been a discontinuity and a druidic religious innovation. ; Ancient Peoples and Places; 236 pages 
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50 Quirk, Randolph & C. L. Wrenn AN OLD ENGLISH GRAMMAR
Methuen Publishing Company 1955 0416772404 / 9780416772401 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Soiling on a couple of pages. General wear. Flypage has previous owner's details and price in marker. ; 166 pages 
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