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1 Aers, David CHAUCER, LANGLAND AND THE CREATIVE IMAGINATION
Routledge,an Imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd 1980 071000351X / 9780710003515 Hardcover Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Dustjacket is protected in mylar. Dustjacket has some shelfwear and rubbing. DJ is price-clipped. Book has some crumpling to boards. ; Aers aims at a literary, critical response which moves from close reading of particular texts (notably Piers Plowman and Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde and the Canterbury Tales) to the relevant contexts, social, theological, ecclesiastical. The reader is thus able to return to the texts with an enriched and sharpened understanding of his world, and an increased appreciation of the literature at the heart of this book. ; 248 pages 
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2 Ayto, John & Alexandra Barratt (Eds) AELRED OF RIEVAULX'S DE INSTITUTIONE INCLUSARUM Two English Versions
Early English Text Society 1984 0197222897 / 9780197222898 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Early English Text Society No. 287; 233 pages; Two English versions of Aelred of Rievaulx's treatise on the ordering of the external and inner life of an anchoress, De Instututione Inclusarum, edited by John Ayto and Alexandra Barratt; includes critical introduction, select bibliography, note on the texts, notes, glossary. 
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3 Baker, Donald C. & John L. Murphy & Louis B. Hall Jr. THE LATE MEDIEVAL RELIGIOUS PLAYS [THE DIGBY PLAYS] Of Bodleian MSS Digby 133 and E Museo 160
Early English Text Society 1982 0197222854 / 9780197222850 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Light bumping to bottom corners else Fine. ; Early English Text Society No. 283; 394 pages; Once owned by the Catholic and Royalist bibliophile Sir Kenelm Digby (1603–1665) , this manuscript was among those Digby gave to Oxford University's Bodleian Library in 1634. Hence Bodleian Library MS Digby 133 lends its name to an eclectic group of religious plays that makes up one of two important late medieval dramatic anthologies (the other is the Macro Plays). 
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4 Barney, Stephen A. CHAUCER'S TROILUS Essays in Criticism
Archon Books 1980 0208018220 / 9780208018229 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Contents include: 17 Essays: George Lyman Kittredge ("On the 'Troilus'" from Seven Types of Ambiguity) ; C. S. Lewis ("What Chaucer Really Did to 'Il Filostrato'") others including: Morton W. Bloomfield; E. Talbot Donaldson, Norman Davis, John Leyerle, and many others. ; 323 pages 
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5 Barney, Stephen A. CHAUCER'S TROILUS Essays in Criticism
Archon Books 1980 0208018220 / 9780208018229 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Dustjacket is protected in mylar and taped down to book. ; Contents include: 17 Essays: George Lyman Kittredge ("On the 'Troilus'" from Seven Types of Ambiguity) ; C. S. Lewis ("What Chaucer Really Did to 'Il Filostrato'") others including: Morton W. Bloomfield; E. Talbot Donaldson, Norman Davis, John Leyerle, and many others. ; 323 pages 
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6 Barnum, Patricia Heath DIVES AND PAUPER [3 VOLUME SET] Volume I, Part 1; Volume I, Part 2 & Volume II
Early English Text Society 1980 0197222773 / 9780197222775 Hardcover Near Fine 
Vol I.1: light rubbing to DJ has caused some colour loss. Small tear to top of DJ (1 cm). Light edgewear. VG. Book has very light shelfwear NF. Vol I.2: very light shelfwear NF. No DJ. Vol. II: Fine in Fine DJ. ; Vol I.1: ISBN: 0197222773, 1976, 359 pp. Vol I.2: ISBN: 019722282x, 1980, 331 pp & Volume II: ISBN: 0197223265, 2004, 451 pp; Early English Text Society No. 275, No. 280 & No. 323; 337 pages; Dives and Pauper is an encyclopaedic prose commentary on the ten commandments, cast as a dialogue between a wealthy layman and his instructor, a poor priest, perhaps a mendicant friar. It was composed in the early fifteenth century and addresses theological debates of the turbulent period of English church history with unusual directness and compendiousness. It has long attracted attention from historians of the period and often been quoted. This concluding volume presents a full historical discussion of its context and authorship, while the extensive explanatory notes and glossary make the many references in the text to church authorities, canon law and language accessible. The first two volumes were published by the Early English Text Society as Original Series 275 (1976) and 288 (1980). This final volume has been long- and eagerly-awaited. 
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7 Barratt, Alexandra (Ed. ) & (Dame Eleanor Hull) THE SEVEN PSALMS: A COMMENTARY ON THE PENITENTIAL PSALMS Translated from French Into English by Dame Eleanor Hull
Early English Text Society 1995 0197223095 / 9780197223093 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very light bump to top of spine else Fine. DJ has very light shelfwear. ; Early English Text Society No. 307; 368 pages; This is the first edition of a translation into English of an Old French Commentary on the Penitential Psalms, made in the fifteenth century by Dame Eleanor Hull, wife of Sir John Hull, a retainer of John of Gaunt. Eleanor Hull was a devout laywoman, lady-in-waiting to the second wife of Henry IV, who spent some of her life in Sopwell Priory, a house of Benedictine nuns attached to St. Albans Abbey. She is the first woman to have made translations into English whose name is known, and about whom there is any information. In addition to the commentary on the penitential psalms, she translated a collection of prayers and meditations. Dame Hull is a significant figure in English literary history, who has remained virtually unknown until now. 
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8 Benson, C. David CRITICAL ESSAYS ON CHAUCER'S TROILUS AND CRISEYDE AND HIS MAJOR EARLY POEMS
University of Toronto Press 1991 0802069371 / 9780802069375 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Softcover book has been rebound as hardcover. ; 0.5 x 9.25 x 6.25 Inches; 246 pages; This collection is a companion volume to that edited by Malcolm Andrew on "The Canterbury Tales", and the selection of articles and extracts is governed by the same criteria. This collection is designed as a provision for students of medieval literature. There has been no new collection in paperback of important and representative criticism of "Troilus" and the minor poems since the early 1960s. This collection shows how Chaucer criticism has developed in this century, especially over the last 25 years, and demonstrates the range of methodologies used. 
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9 Benson, Larry Dean (ed.) KING ARTHUR'S DEATH The Middle English Stanzaic Morte Arthur and Alliterative Morte Arthure
Bobbs-Merrill Company 1974 0672610108 / 9780672610103 Softcover Very Good 
Wraps have rubbing and minor soiling. Book has bumping to top of spine. Former owner's plate on ffep & inscription "reviewed for English Studies". Former owner's plate on ffep & inscription "reviewed for English Studies". Former owner's plate on ffep & inscription "reviewed for English Studies".; Commentary and glossary are in English. Text in Middle English. ; The Library of Literature; 257 pages 
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10 Bethurum, Dorothy CRITICAL APPROACHES TO MEDIEVAL LITERATURE Selected English Institute Papers, 1958-1959
Columbia University Press 1960 0231024177 / 9780231024174 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Bumping to spine ends. ; Third Printing 1965. Includes Patristic Exegesis in the Criticism of Medieval Literature by E. Talbot Donaldson, R. E. Kaske and Charles Donahue; Folklore Myth and Ritual by Francis Lee Utley; Classical Fable and English Poetry in the Fourteenth Century by Richard H. Green; and Chaucer and Dante by Howard Schless. ; Essays of the English Institute Series; 8.25 x 0.75 x 6 Inches; 171 pages 
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11 Biggs, B. J. H. (Ed. ) THE IMITATION OF CHRIST The First English Translation of the 'Imitatio Christi'
Early English Text Society 1997 0197223125 / 9780197223123 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear to DJ else Fine. ; Early English Text Society No. 309; 338 pages; The Imitatio Christi, probably written by Thomas a Kempis in the 1420s, has become one of the most popular texts of Christian devotion. This new edition of its first English translation, made in the mid-fifteenth century, includes an introduction, explanatory notes, and a glossary. 
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12 Blayney, M S A FAMILIAR DIALOGUE OF THE FRIEND AND THE FELLOW
Early English Text Society 1989 0197222978 / 9780197222973 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Early English Text Society No. 295; 68 pages; This is a new critical edition of A Famylyer Dyaloge of the Freende and the Felaw, a late 15th-century translation of the Latin work Dialogus familiaris amici et sodalis (c. 1425) by Alain Chartier. The prose work forcefully laments the ruinous conditions in France brought about by the corruption and vices of the rulers, army, and common people in the early 15th century. 
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13 Blayney, Margaret S. (Ed. ) FIFTEENTH CENTURY TRANSLATIONS OF ALAIN CHARTIER'S LE TRAITÉ DE L'ESPERANCE AND LE QUADRILOGUE INVECTIF [TWO VOLUME SET] Volume I: Text & Volume II: Introduction, Notes and Glossary
Early English Text Society 1973 0197222838 / 9780197222836 Hardcover Near Fine 
Vol. I: book has Bump to base of spine NF. DJ spine is lightly discolored with rubbing (with colour loss) VG. Vol; Vol I: 1973, 264 pp ISBN: 019722722; Vol II: 1980, 260 pp ISBN: 0197222838 ; Early English Text Society No. 270 & No. 281; Three Fifteenth-century English translations of the prose works of Alain Chartier honoured by the rhetoricians as the 'father of French eloquence' are edited here for the first time. 
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14 Borroff, Marie SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT A Stylistic and Metrical Study.
Yale University Press & Shoe String Press Inc. 1963 0208013814 / 9780208013811 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Former owner's name on ffep. Light bumping to top corners. Minor shelfwear. Light tanning to pages. ; Yale Studies in English.; 295 pages 
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15 Bowers, John M. THE POLITICS OF PEARL Court Poetry in the Age of Richard II
D. S. Brewer 2000 0859915999 / 9780859915991 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. 'Write-off' has been stamped to top of textblock. Book appears unread. Very light shelfwear. ; 0.63 x 9.21 x 6.14 Inches; 264 pages; This is an entirely new and original reading of 'Pearl', placing the anonymous masterpiece in the context of the Cheshire coterie that flourished at the court of Richard II during the 1390s. The brilliance of its poetic construction has long been acknowledged, but here 'Pearl' is also shown to engage with the social, religious and political events of the late fourteenth century. The poem's defense of infant baptism is seen as countering Lollard criticism of the sacraments, its retelling of the Parable of the Vineyard as offering scriptural support to the aims of the Statute of Labourers. The poem's dazzling representation of aristocratic magnificence - jewelled crowns, gem-embroidered gowns, livery badges, civic processions, and monumental architecture - studied in this context, relates to the spectacular royal culture of one of England's most ambitious monarchs. The courtly elegy offered consolation after the death of Anne of Bohemia, while its vision of a royal child-bride figured in the intense national debate over the king's prospective marriage to the six-year-old Isabelle of France. Richard II's fall from power brought to an end not simply Cheshire privilege, but also a poetic tradition that produced some of the finest works of English literature, most notably 'Pearl' and 'Gawain and the Green Knight'. 
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16 Bowers, John M. & TEAMS (Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages) THE CANTERBURY TALES Fifteenth-Century Continuations and Additions: Lydgate's Prologue to the Siege of Thebes, Ploughman's Tale, Cook's Tale, Beryn
Medieval Institute Publications 1992 1879288230 / 9781879288232 Softcover Very Good+ 
Spine is sunned. ; TEAMS Middle English Texts; 10.25 x 0.75 x 7.25 Inches; 200 pages 
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17 Brook, G. L. & R. F. Leslie (Eds. ) LAYAMON [lazamon]: BRUT Volume II: Text (Lines 8021-End). Edited from British Museum MS. Cotton Caligula A. IX and British Museum MS. Cotton Otho C. XIII
Early English Text Society 1978 019722279X / 9780197222799 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Light bump to top corners. Very light shelfwear. ; Brut (ca. 1190) is a Middle English poem compiled and recast by the English priest Layamon. It is named for Britain's mythical founder, Brutus of Troy. It is contained in the MS. Cotton Caligula A ix, written in the first quarter of the 13th century, and in the Cotton Otho C xiii, about fifty years later (though in this edition it is shorter). Both exist in the British Museum. The Brut is 16,095 lines long and narrates the history of Britain. It is largely based on the Anglo-Norman Roman de Brut by Wace, which is in turn inspired by Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, though is longer than both and includes an enlarged section on the life and exploits of King Arthur. The rhyming style is the alliterative verse line style commonly used in Middle English poetry. ; Early English Text Society No. 277; Vol. 2; 436 pages 
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18 Brown, Carleton (edit). CHAUCER The Pardoner's Tale
Oxford Clarendon Press 1958 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
A couple of pages have pencil notes and underlinings. ; Michael Ondaatje has signed the title page -- his university copy from 1964. Michael Ondaatje, author of "The English Patient". ; 63 pages 
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19 Burton, T. L. (Ed. ) SIDRAK AND BOKKUS [2 VOLUME SET] A Parallel-Text Edition from Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 559, and British Library, MS Lansdowne 793. Volume I: Introduction, Prologue, and Books I-II; Volume II: Books III-IV Commentary, Appendices, Glossary, Index.
Early English Text Society 1998 019722315X / 9780197223154 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Vol I: Fine in NF DJ. Vol II: one corner bumped else Fine. NF in NF DJ. ; Vol 1: ISBN: 019722315X, 1998, 443 pp & Vol 2: ISBN: 0197223168, 1999, 444-941 pp. ; Early English Text Society No. 311 & No. 312; 941 pages; This is a previously unpublished fifteenth-century book of knowledge, written in verse in question-and-answer form and enclosed in a framing adventure story. The English version is adopted from an Old French source. It covers a wide range of topics and is of interest as an index of popular beliefs in the Middle Ages. Volume I includes an introduction. Volume II contains the remainder of the text, explanatory notes, and a glossary. 
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20 Bühler, Curt F (Ed. ) THE EPISTLE OF OTHEA Translated from the French Text of Christine De Pisan by Stephen Scrope
Early English Text Society 1970 0197222633 / 9780197222638 Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 
Hard bump to front bottom corner that has extended to first few pages. DJ has some edgewear with a couple of small closed tears. DJ has rubbing in places (with some colour loss). ; Early English Text Society No. 264; 273 pages 
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21 Carlson, David R. CHAUCER'S JOBS
Palgrave Macmillan 2004 1403966257 / 9781403966254 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Minor Shelfwear; The New Middle Ages; 0.7 x 8.3 x 5.5 Inches; 176 pages; Geoffrey Chaucer was not a writer, primarily, but a privileged official place-holder. Prone to violence, including rape, assault, and extortion, the poet was employed first at domestic personal service and subsequently at policework of various sorts, protecting the established order during a period of massive social upset. Chaucer's Jobs shows that the servile and disciplinary nature of the daily work Chaucer did was repeated in his poetry, which by turns flatters his aristocratic betters and deals out discipline to malcontent others. Carlson contends that it was this social and political quality of Chaucer's writings, rathen than artistic merit, that made him the "Father of English Poetry." 
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22 Cherniss, Michael D. BOETHIAN APOCALYPSE Studies in Middle English Vision Poetry
Pilgrim Books 1987 0937664715 / 9780937664711 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
271 pages; Contents: Part One Boethian Apocalypse: The Consolation of Philosophy; A Note on Allegory; Part Two Visions of Love and Nature: De Planctu Naturae; Roman de la Rose; Confessio Amantis; The Parliament of Fowls; Part Three: Pearl; The Book of the Duchess; The Kingis Quair; The Testament of Cresseid. 
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23 Cigman, Gloria (Ed. ) LOLLARD SERMONS British Library MS Additional 41321, Bodleian Library MS Rawlinson C 751, John Rylands Library MS Eng 412. Description of the Manuscripts by Jeremy Griffiths ; Analysis of the Language by Jeremy Smith.
Early English Text Society 1989 019722296X / 9780197222966 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Early English Text Society No. 294; 392 pages; This book brings together a wide range of late Middle English sermons distinctively "Lollard" in their intense preoccupation with the role of the preacher and the exposition of the scriptures. The work encompasses sixteen gospel sermons, an optional expansion, and the Sermon of Dead Men--a funeral sermon with a lengthy discourse on the Four Last Things (Death, Judgement, the Pains of Hell, and the Joys of Heaven)--in addition to introductory sections, a glossary, notes, and a two-part Index of Scriptural Texts, one sermon-by-sermon, the other alphabetical. 
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24 Coleman, Janet MEDIEVAL READERS AND WRITERS 1350-1400
Columbia University Press 1981 0231053649 / 9780231053648 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. Minor bumping to top corners. ; 337 pages; Concerned with Anglo-Norman, Latin and Middle English, and with the way in which social change-- particularly the growth of lay literacy and social mobility-- is expressed in literature. 
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25 Davidson, Mary Catherine MEDIEVALISM, MULTILINGUALISM, AND CHAUCER
Palgrave Macmillan 2010 0230602975 / 9780230602977 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Corners are bumped. ; New Middle Ages; 224 pages; Medievalism, Multilingualism, and Chaucer examines multilingual identity in the writing of Gower, Langland, and Chaucer. Mary Catherine Davidson traces monolingual habits of inquiry to nineteenth-century attitudes toward French, which had first influenced popular constructions of medieval English in such historical novels as Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe. In re-reading medieval traditions in the origins of English from Geoffrey of Monmouth, this book describes how multilingual practices reflected attitudes toward English in the age of Chaucer. 
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26 Davidson, Mary Catherine MEDIEVALISM, MULTILINGUALISM, AND CHAUCER
Palgrave Macmillan 2010 0230602975 / 9780230602977 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Very light bumping to spine ends else fine. ; New Middle Ages; 224 pages; Medievalism, Multilingualism, and Chaucer examines multilingual identity in the writing of Gower, Langland, and Chaucer. Mary Catherine Davidson traces monolingual habits of inquiry to nineteenth-century attitudes toward French, which had first influenced popular constructions of medieval English in such historical novels as Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe. In re-reading medieval traditions in the origins of English from Geoffrey of Monmouth, this book describes how multilingual practices reflected attitudes toward English in the age of Chaucer. 
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27 Delany, Sheila CHAUCER'S HOUSE OF FAME The Poetics of Skeptical Fideism
University of Chicago Press 1973 0226141810 / 9780226141817 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket has shelf wear and minor soiling covered in mylar. ; Author examines Chaucer's unfinished and puzzling work House of Fame, and finds its author struggling to establish a rhetorical and intellectual stance for the artist that can accomodate traditional material while reserving a skeptical attitude toward it. Skeptical Fideism is rooted and reflected in the work of thirteenth and fourteenth century philosophers such as Boetius, Siger of Barbant, William of Ockam and others. ; 134 pages 
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28 Edwards, Robert R. ART AND CONTEXT IN LATE MEDIEVAL ENGLISH NARRATIVE Essays in Honor of Robert Worth Frank, Jr.
D. S. Brewer 1994 0859914070 / 9780859914079 Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket is protected in mylar. Moderate bump to top of spine of both DJ and book. Otherwise this would be NF; A collection of essays offering original arguments in a number of areas. Papers cluster around two topics: the writing of Langland and Chaucer, and writing as historical process. These reflect Frank's own wide-ranging work. The papers contain a refreshing ideological diversity while maintaining coherence of intellectual concerns. There is a discussion of the working of memory in The Knights Tale. On debt, on Langland's Christology and on revelry, some very interesting ideas are put foward. In addition, literary contexts for the two major poets are usefully and thoroughly mapped out, and three papers illustrate how historical events and processes may be perceived in stimulatingly different ways. Included is an introduction from the editor and bibliography of Robert Worth Frank, Jnr. Contributors: ELIZABETH KIRK, C. DAVID BENSON, ANNA BALDWIN, M. TERESA TAVORMINA, MONICA McALPINE, MARY CARRUTHERS, KATHRYN L. LYNCH, CAROLYN P. COLLETTE, MARY HAMEL, PAUL STROHM, THOMAS J. HEFFERMAN, PEGGY KNAPP; 219 pages 
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29 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 
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30 Fowler, Roger (Ed. ) WULFSTAN'S CANONS OF EDGAR
Early English Text Society 1972 0197222668 / 9780197222669 Hardcover Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear to book else Fine. Dustjacket is rubbed causing some colour loss. DJ has one small tear to upper front corner (1cm) . Light edgewear. ; 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 
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31 Frantzen, Allen J. TROILUS AND CRISEYDE The Poem and the Frame
Twayne Publishers 1993 0805785817 / 9780805785814 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Book has been rebound as hardcover preserving original wraps. ; Introduction to Chaucer's poem of failed love amid the ruins of war. ; Twayne's Masterwork Studies, No 113; 0.5 x 8.75 x 5.5 Inches; 158 pages 
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32 Funke, Otto A MIDDLE ENGLISH READER & GLOSSARY TO 'A MIDDLE ENGLISH READER' (Texts from the 12th to the 14th C. ). 2 Volume Set
A. Francke 1944 Softcover Very Good+ 
Former copies of Peter H. Salus with his signature on ffeps. Writing on ffep in pen in blue ink of Middle english Reader (1 line by Peter Salus). Minor shelfwear. ; 2 Volume Set. Volumes 7 & 7a. ; Bibliotheca Anglicana (Texts and Studies) ; Vol. 7, 7A; 101 pages 
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33 Furnivall, F. J. THE DIGBY PLAYS WITH an INCOMPLETE 'MORALITY' of WISDOM, WHO is CHRIST (PART ONE of the MacRo Moralities)
Oxford University Press 1967 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Light discoloration to spine. Book has minor shelfwear and rubbing. Light staining to top of textblock. ; Early English Text Society 
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34 Godden, Malcolm AELFRIC'S CATHOLIC HOMILIES Introduction, Commentary and Glossary
Early English Text Society 2000 0197224199 / 9780197224199 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear to DJ else Fine. ; Early English Text Society S. S. 18; 856 pages; This is the third and final volume in the Early English Text Society's edition of AElfric's Catholic Homilies, a set of preaching texts in two series composed in Old English around 900 for the use of preachers throughout England. This final volume gives an account of the origin, function, and dating of the Catholic Homilies and their Latin sources; a detailed commentary on all eighty homilies; and a glossary of all words occurring in the text. 
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35 Godden, Malcolm (Ed. ) AELFRIC'S CATHOLIC HOMILIES: THE SECOND SERIES Text
Early English Text Society 1979 0197224059 / 9780197224052 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Light bump to base of spine. Minor shelfwear. ; This edition is based on the same manuscripts as Thorpe's but the text here is improved in a number of ways; it includes the passages of Gospel translation which Thorpe omitted; it retains the manuscript punctuation, which is clear and helpful once its principles are mastered; it introduces a number of emendations based on collations of all the other manuscripts; it corrects Thorpe's errors of transcription; and an effort is made to assure that the arrangement of the homilies is closer to Aelfric's intentions. ; Early English Text Society S. S. 5; 486 pages 
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36 Gordon, E.V. (Ed.) PEARL
Oxford Clarendon Press 1963 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Former owner's name on ffep. Dustjacket has edgewear with light chipping to extremities. Minor foxing to textblock. Writing in black ink on 1 page where reader disagrees with author else Text is completely clean. ; An edition of the fourteenth century alliterative poem Pearl. Introduction includes an analysis of the form and purpose of the poem, a discussion of the doctrinal theme and the symbolism, and a survey of dialect. There are explanatory notes, glossary with etymologies, linguistic appendixes, and bibliography. ; 167 pages 
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37 Gradon, Pamela & (Dan Michel) DAN MICHEL'S AYENBITE OF INWYT Vol II: Introduction, Notes and Glossary
Early English Text Society 1979 0197222803 / 9780197222805 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear. Light knock to top of spine. ; The Ayenbite of Inwyt (literally Prick (or Remorse) of Conscience) is a confessional prose work written in a Kentish dialect of Middle English. ; Early English Text Society No. 278; Vol. 2; 338 pages 
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38 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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39 Hamer, Richard & Vida Russell (Eds. ) SUPPLEMENTARY LIVES IN SOME MANUSCRIPTS OF THE GILTE LEGENDE
Early English Text Society 2000 0197223184 / 9780197223185 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very minor shelfwear to DJ else Fine. ; Early English Text Society No. 315; 604 pages; Gilte Legende is mostly a close translation 'drawen out of Frensshe into Englisshe' in 1438, of Jean de Vignay's Légende Dorée of about 1333-40, itself a close translation of Jacobus de Voragine's Legenda Aurea, completed about 1267. Of its eight surviving manuscripts, three contain additions, mostly of Lives of saints from or related to Britain, many of them deversified from the South English Legendary, but with some use of other sources. The twenty-six lives include Thomas Becket, Edmund of Abingdon, Frideswide, Edward the Confessor, Erkenwald, Augustine of Canterbury, Brendan, and Winifred. Also edited are an incomplete tract on 'What the church betokenith,' explaining some of the symbolism of the church and its services; and another detailing what indulgences were available to pilgrims in each of the churches in Rome. 
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40 Hanna, Ralph & David Lawton (Ed. ) THE SIEGE OF JERUSALEM
Early English Text Society 2003 0197223230 / 9780197223239 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very light creasing/edgewear along top edge of DJ else Fine. ; Early English Text Society No. 320; 324 pages; The historical romance of The Siege of Jerusalem was the most widely dispersed and popular Middle English alliterative poem in the medieval period apart from Piers Plowman. It was previously edited for the Society by Eugen Kölbing and Mabel Day (O. S. 188 (1932). This new edition offers a critical text based upon all the surviving manuscripts, some unavailable to Kölbing and Day. All extant manuscripts are fully described, and the editors discuss the sources and authorship, as well as the editorial methods best suited for presenting this text, which survives in many copies. 
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41 Henry, Avril (Ed. ) THE PILGRIMAGE OF THE LYFE OF THE MANHODE [2 VOLUMES] Translated Anonymously Into Prose from the First Recension of Guillaume De Deguileville's Poem Le Pèlerinage De La Vie Humaine. Vol. I: Introduction and Text & Vol. II: Explanatory Notes, Bibliography, and Glossary
Early English Text Society 1985 0197222900 / 9780197222904 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Vol 1: very light shelfwear NF- no DJ. Vol 2: very minor shelfwear NF- no DJ. ; Vol 1: ISBN: 0197222900, 1985, xcv & 356 pp & Vol 2: ISBN: 0197222943, 1988, 357-615 pp. ; Early English Text Society No. 288 & No. 292; 451 pages; This book presents the first full account and critical edition of The Pilgrimage of the Life of Manhode based on the anonymous Middle English prose translation, of the First Recension of the long vision poem, Le P`elerinage de la Vie humaine. Once thought to be diffuse, Henry shows that this lively allegory is an intricate and effective structure stemming from the same theological foundation as works by Chaucer, Langland, and the Gawain-poet. 
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42 Hirsh, John C. BARLAM AND IOSAPHAT A Middle English Life of Buddha. Edited from MS Peterhouse 257
Early English Text Society 1986 0197222927 / 9780197222928 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Top corners slightly bumped else Fine. ; Early English Text Society No. 290; 264 pages; Barlam and Iosaphat is a 15th-century Middle English prose version of the popular Latin vita of Barlaam et Josaphat, a Christianized account of an idolatrous Latin king who was led to the faith by his mentor, Barlam. In addition to the traditional accounts associated with Buddha's life--the prediction at birth, the four encounters, the temptation by women, the great renunciation--this Middle English text includes the ten apologues generally associated with the Western versions. 
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43 Hudson, Anne (Ed. ) TWO WYCLIFFITE TEXTS The Sermon of William Taylor 1406, Testimony of William Thorpe 1407
Early English Text Society 1993 0197223036 / 9780197223031 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Lxiii, 182 pp ; Early English Text Society No. 301; 245 pages; These two texts set out the views of two followers of the heretic John Wyclif in the years 1406-07. The first, a sermon by William Taylor, caused a scandal in London when it was preached. The second, an account of the conversations between William Thorpe and Archbishop Arundel, sets out clearly many points concerning the history and views of the heretics between the 1380s and 1407. 
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44 Keen, Jill Averil THE CHARTERS OF CHRIST AND PIERS PLOWMAN Documenting Salvation
Peter Lang Publishing 2002 082044006X / 9780820440064 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Date-stamped on fly-page. Otherwise As New. ; The Charters of Christ seek to prove human salvation by closely imitating theform and language of feudal grants of land. Their use of Latin, Middle English, and pictorial elements makes them accessible to a variety of audiences. In Piers Plowman, on the other hand, charters may appear to grant pardon or salvation, but in the end they fail to provide real assurance. The more closely a document follows the letter of the law, the further it is from God's spirit. ; Studies in the Humanities: Literature-Politics-Society; Vol. 42; 122 pages 
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45 Kennedy, Ruth (Ed. ) THREE ALLITERATIVE SAINTS' HYMNS: LATE MIDDLE ENGLISH STANZAIC POEMS The Alliterative Katherine Hymn (Bodleian Library Bodley Rolls 22) , the Alliterative John Evangelist Hymn (Lincoln Cathedral Library MS 91) , and the Alliterative John Baptist Hymn (British Library, MS Additional 39574)
Early English Text Society 2003 0197223249 / 9780197223246 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Early English Text Society Original Series; 230 pages; This edition presents the three extant texts of a largely unrecognised genre in Middle English verse: odes to saints written in strong-stress metre in fourteen-line stanzas. These hymns were composed in the North and East Midlands in around 1400. This is the first edition of these linguistically difficult, 'knotty', poems for many years: they were previously edited separately in 1907 (re-edited, 1937), 1889 and 1921. The new edition takes account of recent scholarship on the Middle English alliterative verse tradition, and includes full discussion of the three poems' hagiographical and historical context. 
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46 Ker, N. R. THE WINCHESTER MALORY: A FACSIMILE With an Introduction
Early English Text Society 1976 0197224040 / 9780197224045 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Scholar's name to ffep (Peter H. Salus). Light bump to base of spine. Light edgewear. Minor shelfwear. ; May require extra shipping. Extremely large. ; Early English Text Society S. S. 4; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 968 pages; Facsimile of the 473-leaf manuscript. Cloth lightly rubbed, else this is a fine copy. Except for the introduction by Ker, the book is comprised entirely of photographs of the celebrated manuscript. The introduction discusses not only the paper and writing, but also the history of the manuscript, 'discovered' in 1934. It was known for at least 100 years prior to that date as a copy of the Morte d'Arthur, but dismissed as a defective copy of the text used by Caxton. In 1934 it was shown that the Winchester manuscript is a separate text from Caxton's, differing in many details. 
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47 Leyerle, John & Anne Quick CHAUCER A Bibliographical Introduction
University of Toronto Press 1986 0802064086 / 9780802064080 Softcover Very Good 
Light soiling to wraps. ; Toronto Medieval Bibliographies, No 10; 8.75 x 1 x 5.75 Inches; 322 pages 
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48 Lucas, Peter J. (Ed. ) JOHN CAPGRAVE'S ABBREUIACION OF CRONICLES
Early English Text Society 1983 0197222870 / 9780197222874 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear else Fine. ; Early English Text Society No. 285; 518 pages 
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49 MacRae-Gibson, O. D. OF ARTHOUR AND OF MERLIN [2 VOLUME SET] Volume I: Text & Volume II: Introduction, Notes, Glossary
Early English Text Society 1973 0197222706 / 9780197222706 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Vol 1: minor shelfwear NF. Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. Chipping to DJ spine ends- VG DJ. WithVol 2: minor shelfwear NF no DJ. ; Vol 1: ISBN: 0197222706, 1973, 367 pp & Vol 2: ISBN: 0197222811, 1979, 276 pp. ; Early English Text Society No. 268 & No. 279; 380 pages; The romance of Arthour and of Merlin (here given its full manuscript title) is of much interest, as one of the earliest English treatments of the matter of Britain, and one of the earliest monuments of that London dialect which was to yield Sandard English 
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50 Manzalaoui, M. A. (Ed. ) SECRETUM SECRETORUM: NINE ENGLISH VERSIONS. [VOLUME I ONLY] Volume I: Text
Early English Text Society 1977 0197222781 / 9780197222782 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Small closed tear to cloth to edge of spine cover (1"). Light rubbing to extremities. ; Early English Text Society No. 276; Vol. 1; 631 pages; Secretum secretorum is a medieval treatise also known as Secret of Secrets, or The Book of the Secret of Secrets, or in Arabic Kitab sirr al-asrar, or the Book of the science of government: on the good ordering of statecraft. It is a mid-12th century Latin translation of a 10th century Arabic encyclopedic treatise on a wide range of topics, including statecraft, ethics, physiognomy, astrology, alchemy, magic and medicine. It was influential in Europe during the High Middle Ages. 
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