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Editions & translations

Adam of Cobsam
The Wright's Chaste Wife. Frederick J. Furnivall, ed. (pb) £7.00

Fleur Adcock
The Virgin and the Nightingale: Medieval Latin Poems. (pb) £3.00

Ludovico Ariosto

Aucassin et Nicolette

Ausias March
Ausias March: Verse Translations of Thirty Poems; trans. Robert Archer. (pb) £9.00
Selected Poems. Arthur Terry, ed. & trans. (pb) £12.00

John Barbour



Alan Boase, ed.
The Poetry of France, Volume I, 1400-1600: an anthology. (hb) £7.00

The Consolation of Philosophy; tr. V. E. Watts. (hb, Folio Society) £12.00

Le Bone Florence of Rome. Carol Falvo Heffernan, ed. (hb) £8.00

[Buile Suibhne]: Seamus Heaney. Sweeney Astray. (pb) £4.50


Gustavo Rodolfo Ceriello, ed.
Il rimatori del Dolce Stil Novo: Guido Guinizelli, Guido Cavalcanti, Lapo Gianni, Gianni Alfani, Dino Frescobaldi, Cino da Pistoia. (pb) £5.00

E. K. Chambers & F. Sidgwick, eds.
Early English Lyrics Amorous, Divine, Moral & Trivial. (hb) £4.50

Geoffrey Chaucer

Chrétien de Troyes

Joseph P. Clancy, trans.
Medieval Welsh Lyrics. (hb) £11.00

Martin Davies, trans.
Columbus in Italy: An Italian Versification of the Letter on the Discovery of the New World. (pb) £6.00

Dante Alighieri

William Dunbar

Ruth Etchells, ed.
A Selection from the Early English Poets: Caedmon to Thomas More. (hb) £2.50

John Fox
The Poetry of Fifteenth-Century France, II: Versification and Texts. (pb) £6.50

Francis of Assisi
Canticle of the Sun; with calligraphy by Frank Missant. (pb) £4.50

Gottfried von Strassburg

John Gower

Douglas Gray, ed.
The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. (hb) £8.50

Guernes de Pont-Sainte-Maxence/Garnier of Pont-Sainte-Maxence
Garnier's Becket, translated from the 12th-century Vie Saint Thomas le Martyr de Cantorbire. Janet Shirley, trans. (hb) £12.00

Guy of Warwick

Richard Hamer, ed.
A Choice of Anglo-Saxon Verse. (pb) £3.50

Hartmann von Aue/Hartman von Ouwe

Robert Henryson

Graham Holderness.
Craeft: Poems from the Anglo-Saxon. (pb) £4.00

Jacopone da Todi
The Lauds; trans. Serge and Elizabeth Hughes. (pb) £9.00

Johannes de Hauvilla
Architrenius; Winthrop Wetherbee, ed. & trans. (hb) £30.00

St John of the Cross
The Poems; trans. Roy Campbell. (pb) £4.50

R. C. Johnston & D. D. R. Owen, eds.
Two Old French Gauvain Romances: Part I, Le Chevalier à l'épée and La mule sans frein; Part II, Parallel Readings with Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. (hb) £10.00

Marino Jonata Agnonese
El Giardeno of Marino Jonata Agnonese: An Italian Poem of the 15th Century; ed. Francesco Ettari. (hb) £15.00

Franciscus Junius
Cædmonis Monachi Paraphrasis Poetica Genesios ac Præcipuarum Sacræ Paginæ Historiarum, abhinc annos M.LXX. Anglo-Saxonicè conscripta, & nunc primum edita; ed. Peter J. Lucas. (pb) £18.00

T. J. Knab, ed.
A Scattering of Jades: Stories, Poems, and Prayers of the Aztecs. (pb) £3.50

William Langland

Li Ho
The Poems of Li Ho, 791-817tr. J. D. Frodsham. (hb) £45.00

Ian MacDonald, ed.
Saint Bride. (hb) £4.50

Vincent McNabb, trans.
The Akathistos Hymn …  on the Occasion of the Deliverance of Constantinople from the Barbarians, A.D. 626. (hb) £10.00

Guillaume de Machaut
The Tale of the Alerion. Minnette Gaudet & Constance B. Hieatt, trans. (hb) £16.00


Morte Arthure

Das Nibelungenlied 2, Teil [stanzas 1143-2379 of text]. Helmut Brackert, ed. (pb) £3.50

Elisabeth Nissen, ed.
Les Chansons attribuées a Guiot de Dijon et Jocelin. (hb) £12.00

Michel Nostradamus
Texte original et complet de prophéties de Michel Nostradamus de 1600 à l'an 2000. M. P. Edouard, ed. (pb)  £6.00



Cedric E. Pickford, ed.
The Song of Songs: A 12th-Century Version from ms. 173 of the Bibliothèque Municipale of Le Mans. (hb) £10.00

Poema de Mío Cid

Sally Purcell, ed.
Monarchs and the Muse: Poems by the Kings & Queens of England. (hb) £6.00

Roman de la rose

Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Dante and his Circle: with the Italian Poets Preceding Him (1100-1200-1300): A Collection of Lyrics, edited, and translated in the original metres. (hb) £6.00


Le Miracle de Théophile; ed. Jean Dufournet. (pb) £2.50
Poèmes concernant l'Université de Paris; ed. H. H. Lucas. (pb) £6.00

Norman R. Shapiro, trans.
The Comedy of Eros: Medieval French Guides to the Art of Love, 2nd edn. (pb) £8.00

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Orfeo

Celia and Kenneth Sisam, eds.
The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. (hb) £9.00

Brian Stone, trans.
Medieval English Verse. (Penguin Classics; pb) £2.50

C. A. Trypanis.
Medieval and Modern Greek Poetry: An Anthology. (hb) £20.00

François Villon

Walther von der Vogelweide
Gedichte: Mittelhochdeutscher Text und Übertragung. Peter Wapnewski, ed. (pb) £3.50

Max Wehrli, ed.
Minnesang vom Kürenberger bis Wolfram. (pb) £4.00

Bob Willoughby, trans.
Voices from Ancient Ireland: A Book of Early Irish Poetry. (pb) £3.50

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Richard Hamer
A Manuscript Index to the Index of Middle English Verse. (pb) £8.00

Secondary sources

Fabian Alfie
Comedy and Culture: Cecco Angioleri's Poetry and Late Medieval Society. (pb) £6.50

Paul M. Allen & Joan deRis Allen
Francis of Assisi's Canticle of the Creatures: A Modern Spiritual Path. (hb) £8.00

John Atkins
Sex in Literature, Vol. 3: The Medieval Experience. (pb) £7.50

Sir Maurice Bowra
Mediaeval Love-song. (pb) £6.00

Edwin Casady
Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey. (pb) £8.00

Jo Ann Cavallo
Boiardo's Orlando Innamorato: An Ethics of Desire. (hb) £15.00

D. Empaytaz de Croome
Albor: Mediaeval and Renaissance Dawn-Songs in the Iberian Peninsula. (pb) £14.00

Sheila Delany
Impolitic Bodies: Poetry, Saints, and Society in Fifteenth-Century England. (pb) £8.50

Steve Ellis
Chaucer at Large: The Poet in the Modern Imagination. (hb) £15.00

John Fox
The Lyric Poetry of Charles d'Orléans. (hb) £16.00

Elaine Tuttle Hansen
The Solomon Complex: Reading Wisdom in Old English Poetry. (hb) £20.00

Rosemary Huisman
The Written Poem: Semiotic Conventions from Old to Modern English. (hb) £9.50

Norman Iles
Who Really Killed Cock Robin? Nursery Rhymes and Carols Restored to their Original Meanings. (hb) £8.50

R. C. Johnston
The Versification of Jordan Fantosme. (pb) £12.00

Sarah Larratt Keefer & Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe, eds.
New Approaches to Editing Old English Verse. (hb) £12.00

Vernon Lee
Euphorion: Being Studies of the Antique and the Mediæval in the Renaissance. (hb) £9.50

Alexandre Leupin
Modern fiction and Incarnation: Rhetoric, Theology, and Literature in the Middle Ages. (pb) £9.50

George MacLennan
Lucid Interval: Subjective Writing and Madness in History. (pb) £7.50

Enid McLeod
Charles of Orleans: Prince and Poet. (hb) £6.00

Carol Maddison
Marcantonio Flaminio: Poet, Humanist and Reformer. (pb) £12.00

Jacqueline T. Miller
Poetic License: Authority and Authorship in Medieval and Renaissance Contexts. (hb) £8.00

A. J. Minnis, ed.
Middle English Poetry: Texts and Traditions. Essays in Honour of Derek Pearsall. (hb) £25.00

Brian Murdoch
The Germanic Hero: Politics and Pragmatism in Early Medieval Poetry. (hb) £10.00

Charles Muscatine
Poetry and Crisis in the Age of Chaucer. (hb) £9.50

John J. O'Connor
Amadis de Gaule and its Influence on Elizabethan Literature. (hb) £5.50

Gerard O'Daly
The Poetry of Boethius. (hb) £9.50

Mariann Sanders Regan
Love Words: The Self and the Text in Medieval and Renaissance Poetry. (hb) £7.50

Jean Rychner
La Chanson de Geste: essai sur l'art épique des jongleurs. (pb) £4.50

V. J. Scattergood
Politics and Poetry in the Fifteenth Century. (hb) £12.50

James G. Southworth
The Prosody of Chaucer and his Followers: Supplementary Chapters to Verses of Cadence. (pb) £5.00

A. C. Spearing
Criticism and Medieval Poetry. (pb; signed comp. slip) £7.00

Sarah Spence
Rhetorics of Reason and Desire: Vergil, Augustine, and the Troubadours. (hb) £10.00

Michael Swanton
English Poetry before Chaucer. (pb) £8.00

Patricia Thomson, ed.
Wyatt: The Critical Heritage. (pb) £4.50

Theresa Tinkle
Medieval Venuses and Cupids: Sexuality, Hermeneutics, & English Poetry. (hb) £17.00

Rosemond Tuve
Seasons and Months: Studies in a Tradition of Middle English Poetry. (hb) £8.50

Eugene Vance
From Topic to Tale: Logic and Narrativity in the Middle Ages. (pb) £7.00
Mervelous Signals: Poetics and Sign Theory in the Middle Ages. (pb) £15.00

Helen Waddell
Poetry in the Dark Ages: The eighth W. P. Ker Memorial Lecture delivered in the University of Glasgow 28th October, 1947. (hb) £6.50
Songs of the Wandering Scholars; ed. Dame Felicitas Corrigan. (hb, Folio Soc.) £10.00

Arthur D. Waley
The Poetry and Career of Li Po: 701-762 A.D. (hb) £25.00 224g.

L. P. Wilkinson
Ovid Surveyed, an abridgement for the general reader of "Ovid Recalled". (pb) £12.00

James I. Wimsatt
Chaucer and the Poems of "Ch" in University of Pennsylvania MS French 15. (hb) £20.00

Michael Zink
The Enchantment of the Middle Ages. (hb) £14.50

Books & journals containing related material

[Sale Catalogue, No. 1036].
Bookhands of the Middle Ages: Medieval Manuscript Leaves Principally from a Collection Formed in the 19th Century. (pb) £10.00

Barbara K. Altmann and Carleton W. Carroll, eds.
The Court Reconvenes: Courtly Literature across the Disciplines. (hb) £25.00

Marie Axton and James P. Carley, eds.
"Triumphs of English": Henry Parker, Lord Morley, Translator to the Court: New Essays in Interpretation. (hb) £14.50

Salo Wittmayer Baron
A Social and Religious History of the Jews: High Middle Ages, 500-1200: Volume VII, Hebrew Language and Letters; 2nd edn., revised and enlarged. (hb) £20.00

J. A. W. Bennett
Middle English Literature; Douglas Gray, ed. (pb) £14.50

Piero Boitani & Anna Torti, eds.
Medieval & Pseudo-Medieval Literature: The J. A. W. Bennett Memorial Lectures, Perugia, 1982-1983. (hb) £18.00

Albrecht Classen, ed.
Medieval German Voices for the 21st Century: The Paradigmatic Function of Medieval German Studies for German Studies. (pb) £18.50

Sheila Delany
Medieval Literary Politics: Shapes of ideology. (pb) £8.00

N. Denholm-Young
Collected Papers: Cultural, Textual and Bibliographical Essays on Medieval Topics. (hb) £16.00

John D. Fitz-Gerald
Versification of the Cuaderna Vía as found in Berceo's Vida de Santo Domingo de Silos. (hb) £20.00

E. A. Francis, pref.
Studies in Medieval French presented to Alfred Ewert in honour of his 70th birthday. (hb) £20.00

Boris Ford, ed.
A Guide to English Literature, I: The Age of Chaucer; with an anthology of medieval poems. (pb) £2.00

Louise Fradenburg & Carla Freccero, eds.
Premodern Sexualities. (pb) £15.00

R. D. S. Jack, ed.
The History of Scottish Literature: Volume 1, Origins to 1660. (pb) £11.00

Theresa M. Krier
Birth Passages: Maternity and Nostalgia, Antiquity to Shakespeare. (hb) £16.00

Michael P. Kuczynski
Prophetic Song: the Psalms as Moral Discourse in Late Medieval England. (hb) £12.00

Derek Pearsall, ed.
Manuscripts and Texts: Editorial Problems in Later Middle English Literature. (hb) £18.00

Michael Roberts and Simone Clarke, eds.
Women and Gender in Early Modern Wales. (pb) £9.00

Beryl Rowland, ed.
Chaucer and Middle English Studies in honour of Rossell Hope Robbins. (hb) £14.00

Sylvia Tomasch & Sealy Gilles, eds.
Text and Territory: Geographical Imagination in the European Middle Ages. (hb) £14.00
Text and Territory: Geographical Imagination in the European Middle Ages. (pb) £9.00

D. A. Trotter, ed.
Littera et Sensus: Essays on Form and Meaning in Medieval French Literature, presented to John Fox. (hb) £7.50

Edward Vasta, ed.
Middle English Survey: Critical Essays. (pb) £4.00

A. W. Ward & A. R. Waller, eds.
The Cambridge History of English Literature: Vol. II, The End of the Middle Ages. (hb) £3.50

Julian N. Wasserman & Lois Roney, eds.
Sign, Sentence, Discourse: Language in Medieval Thought and Literature. (pb) £8.00

J. W. Wright Jr. and Everett K. Rowson, eds.
Homoeroticism in Classical Arabic Literature. (pb) £12.00


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