Medieval Bargain Bin (2fers) (NB: Books may be purchased only in even numbers)

The idea is to make the process easy for me and easy for you. Books are listed by title, author, (sometimes series), publisher, and year. These are decidedly incomplete and non-professional descriptions. If you would like more detailed publication or descriptive information, please email me (arn@karolus.net). Books not marked “Paper” have hard covers.

The Fine Print: books may include light marking in pen or pencil and/or a glued in or embossed bookplates (if you would like more detail about a particular book, just ask). Books marked ex lib may have stamps or stickers in or on them. “Like new” means “as if unread.” The book may show evidence of having been taken off a shelf and returned to it repeatedly or of having been sent through the mail. The spine of a dust cover may be sun faded; other defects are described. Illustrations are indicated only when there is a significant number (all art books are illustrated). If you have questions about a book, just ask.

Pricing is ultra-simplified. These are 2fers: any two books for $10.00 (plus postage). Books may be purchased in even numbers only. I will accept payment ONLY by check or via PayPal (details below). Postage: $4/1st book; $1/ea. additional book (larger orders will be charged actual postage; please inquire). I will ship your books (USPS) within three (3) days of receipt of your PayPal payment or of your check (I trust that the check is what it purports to be.) No special shipping and no overseas orders ($30 surcharge on orders from Canada to cover postage); all orders ship Media Mail. Please contact me if (1) your books are not received within a reasonable length of time or (2) you are in any way dissatisfied with your book or books (arn@karolus.net). Absolute money-back guarantee.

So, if you find two or more books you would like to have, send me an email with the title and author, your name and postal address, and your desired method of payment (arn@karolus.net).

If you choose to pay with PayPal, I will email you a PayPal invoice, which you can pay simply by clicking on it. Then I will ship your book out to you.

If you choose to send a check, emailing me first will guarantee that the book is still available when the check arrives. Send your check to me:

Mary-Jo Arn

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and I will take it from there.


A Medieval Book of Seasons, Marie Collins and Virginia Davis. Harper-Collins, 1992. Many color. Clean.

St George's Chapel, Windsor, in the Late Middle Ages, ed. Colin Richmond and Eileen Scarff. Windsor, 2001. Paper. Clean.

Who's Who in Late Medieval England (1272-1485), Michael Hicks. Shepheard-Walwyn, 1991. Paper. Clean.

King Death: The Black Death and Its Aftermath in Late-Medieval England, Colin Platt. Univ. of Toronto Press, 1996. Paper. Clean.

Charles VII, M. G. A. Vale. Eyre Methuen, 1974.

Age of Chivalry: Art and Society in Late Medieval England, ed. Nigel Saul. Brockhampton, 1992. Dust wrapper. Clean.


Scholarly Editing: A Guide to Research, ed. D. C. Greetham. MLA, 1995. Paper. Clean.

Editing the Middle English Manuscript, Charles Moorman. Univ. Press of Mississippi, 1975. Dust wrapper.

Scholarly Editing in the Computer Age: Theory and Practice, Peter L. Shillingsburg. Univ. of Georgia Press, 1986. Paper.

Electronic Textual Editing, ed. Lou Burnard, Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe, and John Unsworth. MLA, 2006. Like new.

A Guide to Documentary Editing, Mary-Jo Kline. Johns Hopkins, 1988.


The Art of Memory, Frances A. Yates. Univ. of Chicago Press, 1966. Paper. Clean.

Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms, Michelle P. Brown. Getty Museum/British Library, 1994. Paper. Clean.

A Short History of English Literature, George Saintsbury. Macmillan, 1922. Clean.

An Introduction to Research in English Literary History, Chauncey Sanders. Macmillan, 1952. ex lib. Clean.

Middle English Literature, ed. Charles W. Dunn and Edward T. Byrnes. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities 1330. Garland, 1990. Paper. Few light pencil marks.

The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript: Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, ed. Malcolm Andrew and Ronald Waldron. Exeter Medieval English Texts and Studies. Univ. of Exeter Press, 1996. Paper. Clean.

Ywain: The Knight of the Lion, Chrétien de Troyes, trans. Robert W. Ackerman, Frederick W. Locke, Carleton W. Carroll. Waveland, 1977. Some pencil marks. Paper.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A New Critical Edition, ed. Theodore Silverstein. Univ. of Chicago Press, 1984. Paper. Clean.

A Reading of ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’, J. A. Burrow. Routledge, 1965. Clean.

Critical Studies of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, ed. Donald R. Howard and Christian K. Zacher. Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 1968. Paper. Edges spotted.

A Literary History of France: The Middle Ages, John Fox. Barnes & Noble, 1974. Dust wrapper. Clean.

The Yale Companion to Chaucer, ed. Seth Lerer. Yale Univ. Press, 1996. Dust wrapper. Like new.

The Owl and the Nightingale: The Poem and its Critics, Kathryn Hume. Univ. of Toronto Press, 1975. Clean.

Chaucer and his English Contemporaries, W. A. Davenport. St. Martin’s Press, 1998. Paper. Clean.

Chaucer: A Bibliographical Manual, Eleanor Prescott Hammond. Peter Smith, 1933. Clean.

The Song of Troilus: Lyric Authority in the Medieval Book, Thomas C. Stillinger. Univ. of Penn Press, 1992. Dust wrapper. Clean.

The Life of Geoffrey Chaucer, Derek Pearsall. Blackwell, 1994. Paper. ex lib. Clean.

The Canterbury Tales, Derek Pearsall. Unwin Critical Library. Allen & Unwin, 1985. Dust wrapper. Clean.

Chaucer & Chaucerians, ed. D. S. Brewer. Critical Studies in Middle English Literature. Univ. of Alabama Press, 1966. Paper. Clean.

Fruyt and Chaf: Studies in Chaucer’s Allegories, Bernard F. Huppé and D. W. Robertson, Jr. Kennikat Press, 1972. Clean.

A Reading of the Canterbury Tales, Bernard F. Huppé. SUNY Press, 1964. Paper. Clean.

The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales, ed. Phyllis Hodgson. Athlone Press, 1969. Clean.

Medieval Writers and their Work: Middle English Literature 1100-1500, J. A. Burrow. 2nd ed. Oxford, 2008. Like new.

The English Renaissance: Fact or Fiction? E. M. W. Tillyard. Hogarth Press, 2960. Dustwrapper. Clean.

The Meaning of Courtly Love, ed. F. X. Newman. Papers from the first CEMERS conference incl. Robertson, Benton, Singleton, Jackson, Silverstein. SUNY Albany Press. 1972. Paper.Clean.


Dear Sister: Medieval Women and the Epistolary Genre, ed. Karen Cherewatuk and Ulrike Wiethaus. Univ. of Penn Press, 1993. Clean.

Medieval Women Writers, ed. Katharina M. Wilson. Univ. of Georgia Press, 1984. Paper. Clean.

A Small Sound of the Trumpet: Women in Medieval Life, Margaret Wade Labarge. Beacon Press, 1986. Paper. Clean.

Women in the Medieval English Countryside: Gender & Household in Brigstock before the Plague, Judith M. Bennett. Oxford, 1987. Dust wrapper. Speckled edges. Clean.

The Cultural Patronage of Medieval Women, ed. June Hall McCash. Univ. of Georgia, 1996. Paper. Price sticker on back. Bumped. Clean.

From Virile Woman to WomanChrist: Studies in Medieval Religion and Literature, Barbara Newman. Univ. of Penn Press, 1995. Paper. Clean.

The “Danse macabre” of Women: Ms. fr. 995 of the Bibliothèque Nationale, ed. Ann Tukey Harrison. Kent State Univ. Press, 1994. Dust wrapper rubbed. Clean.

The Memoirs of Glückel of Hameln, trans. Marvin Lowenthal. 1932, Schocken Books, 1960. Paper. Clean.

Medieval Woman’s Guide to Health: The First English Gynecological Handbook, trans. Beryl Rowland. With Middle English text. Kent State, 1981. Dust wrapper. Speckled edges. Embossed library stamp. Clean.

A History of Women 2: Silences of the Middle Ages, ed. Christiane Klapisch-Zuber. Harvard Univ. Press, 1992. Dust wrapper. Clean.

A History of Women 3: Renaissance and Enlightenment Paradoxes, ed. Natalie Zemon Davis and Arlette Farge. Harvard Univ. Press, 1993. Dust wrapper. Clean.

Letters of the Queens of England 1100–1547, ed. Anne Crawford. Sutton, 1997. Paper. Contains price sticker, otherwise like new.

Magdalena & Balthasar: An Intimate Portrait of Life in 16th-Century Europe Revealed in the Letters of a Nuremberg Husband & Wife, ed. Steven Ozment. Simon & Schuster, 1986. Dust Wrapper. Clean.

Women in the Medieval Town, Erika Uitz. Barrie & Jenkins, 1990. B/w and color. Dust wrapper. Clean.

Holy Anorexia, Rudolph M. Bell. Univ. of Chicago Press, 1985. Paper. Clean.


The Art of the Portrait: Masterpieces of European Portrait-Painting Norbert Schneider. Taschen, 1994. Oversize paper. Clean.

Perspectives on Medieval Art: Learning through Looking, ed. Ena Giurescu Heller and Patricia C. Pongracz. Museum of Biblical Art, 2010. Like new.

Inscribing the Hundred Years' War in French and English Cultures, ed. Denise N. Baker. SUNY Press, 2000. Paper. Like new.

St George's Chapel, Windsor, in the Late Middle Ages ed. Colin Richmond and Eileen Scarff. Windsor, 2001. Paper. Like new.

The Study of Liturgy, ed. Cheslyn Jones, Geoffrey Wainwright, Edward Yarnold. Oxford Univ. Press, 1978. Paper. Clean.

Liturgies of the Western Church Bard Thompson. World Publishing, 1961. Paper. Clean.

The Bible in Middle English Literature, David C. Fowler. Univ. of Washington Press, 1984. Clean.

The Mass: A Study of the Roman Liturgy, Adrian Fortescue. Longman, Green, 1912, 1950. Paper. Small split in cover along spine. Clean.

The Cult of the Saints: Its Rise and Function in Latin Christianity, Peter Brown. Univ. of Chicago Press, 1981. Paper. Clean.

The Corpus Christi Mass According to the Use of York. Medieval Institute, 1976. Hand bound.

The Early Christian & Byzantine Worlds, Jean Lassus. Landmarks of the World’s Art. Hamlyn, 1976. Oversize paper. Many b/w and color. Clean.

Larousse Encyclopedia of Byzantine and Medieval Art, René Huyghe. Art and Mankind. Prometheus Press, 1968. Many b/w. Oversize. Chipped dust wrapper. Clean.


The Art of the Celts: Origins, History, Culture, Iain Zaczek. Parkgate, 1997. Dust wrapper. Clean.

The Vikings, James Graham-Campbell and Dafydd Kidd. British Museum, 1980. Paper. Clean.

From the Lands of the Scythians. Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Special Issue, 1973/4. Paper. Clean.

Treasures of Ireland: Irish Art 1500 B.C.–1500 A.D. Royal Irish Academy, 1983. Clean.

Art of the Dark Ages, Magnus Backes and Regine Dölling. Abrams, 1969. Dust wrapper. Clean.

The Flowering of Ireland: Saints, Scholars & Kings, Katharine Scherman. Little-Brown, 1981. Dust wrapper, good.

The Book of Durrow: A Medieval Masterpiece at Trinity College Dublin. Bernard Meehan. 1996. Dust wrapper. Color plates.

English Romanesque Art 1066-1200. Hayward Gallery, London 5 April-8 July 1984. B/w and color. 1984. Paper. Clean.

Celtic Art in Britain before the Roman Conquest, I. M. Stead. British Museum, 1985. Mostly color. Paper. Clean.

Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Painting, Carl Nordenfalk. Braziller, 1977. Neat inscription. Paper. Clean.

Early Celtic Masterpieces from Britain in the British Museum, John Brailsford. British Museum, 1975. Many b/w. Paper. Clean.


The Importance of Chaucer, John H. Fisher. Southern Illinois Univ. Press, 1992. Dust wrapper. Clean.

Chaucer's World: A Pictorial Companion, Maurice Hussey. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1967. Paper. Many b/w. Clean.

Ricardian Poetry: Chaucer, Gower, Langland and the ‘Gawain’ Poet, J. A. Burrow. Routledge, 1971. Dust wrapper. Few neat marks in ink.

Geoffrey Chaucer, ed. Derek Brewer. Writers and their Background. G. Bell, 1974. Dust wrapper. Clean.

A Mirror of Chaucer’s World, Roger Sherman Loomis. Princeton Univ. Press, 1965. Paper. Many b/w. Clean.

Chaucer's England: Literature in Historical Context, ed. Barbara Hanawalt. Medieval Studies at Minnesota. Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1992. Paper. Clean.

The Cambridge Chaucer Companion, ed. Piero Boitani and Jill Mann. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1986. Bumped. Clean.


Textual and Literary Criticism, Fredson Bowers. The Sandars Lectures in Bibliography 1957-58. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1966. Paper.

Textual Criticism and Literary Interpretation, ed. Jerome J. McGann. Univ. of Chicago Press, 1985. With errata sheet. Paper.

Textual Scholarship: An Introduction, D. C. Greetham. Garland Reference Library 1417. Garland, 1994. Paper.

A Rationale of Textual Criticism, G. Thomas Tanselle. Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1989. Paper.

Studies in Bibliography Papers of the Bibliographical soc. of the Univ. of Virginia. Includes work by McKerrow, Tanselle, Dane & Roberts, Ralph Hanna (on textual criticism), Robert Adams (on Piers Plowman MSS), etc. Univ. Press of Virginia, 2000. Like new.

An Introduction to Bibliographical and Textual Studies, William Proctor Williams and Craig S. Abbott. 2nd ed. MLA, 1989. Paper. Clean.

An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students, Ronald B. McKerrow. Clarendon Press, 1977. Dust wrapper. Clean.

A New Introduction to Bibliography, Philip Gaskell. Clarendon Press, 1972. Dust wrapper. Clean.


Res medii aevi: Kleines Lexikon der Mittelalterkunde, Renate Neumuellers-Klauser. Harrassowitz, 1999. Like new.

A Traveller's History of the Hundred Years War in France, Michael Starks. Windrush Press, 2002. Paper. Like new.

An Age of Ambition: English Society in the Late Middle Ages, F. R. H. Du Boulay. Viking Press, 1970. B/w and color. Dust wrapper.

Norman London, William Fitz Stephen, with an essay by Sir Frank Stenton, intro. by F. Donald Logan. Italica Press, 1990. Paper. Clean.

The Wars of the Roses through the Lives of Five Men and Women of the Fifteenth Century, Desmond Seward. Viking, 1995. Dust wrapper. Clean.

The Atlas of Medieval Man, Colin Platt. The Progress of Human Civilization from A.D. 1000 to 1500 with over 1,000 maps and illustrations. St. Martin’s Press, 1979. B/w and color. Oversized paper. Clean.

The Chronicles of the Wars of the Roses, gen. ed. Elizabeth Hallam. The turbulent years of the last Plantagenets, seven kings from Richard II in 1377 to Richard III in 1485. CLB International, 1988. Many b/w and color. Maps. Some documents in translation. Dust wrapper. Clean.

Chronicles of the Age of Chivalry, gen. ed. Elizabeth Hallam. The Plantagenet Dynasty from the Magna Carta to the Black Death. Crescent Books, 1995. Many b/w and color. Maps. Some documents in translation. Dust wrapper. Clean.

The Plantagenet Encyclopedia, ed. Elizabeth Hallam. Grove Weidenfeld, 1990. Many b/w and color. Clean.

King Henry V: A Biography, Harold F. Hutchison. Dorset Press, 1967. Dust wrapper. Clean.

Henry IV, Bryan Bevan. St. Martin’s Press, 1994. Paper. Clean.

1415: Henry V’s Year of Glory, Ian Mortimer. Bodley Head, 2009. Color. Dust wrapper. Like new.

Crown and Nobility: England 1272-1461, Anthony Tuck. Blackwell Classic Histories of England. Blackwell, 1999. Paper. Clean.

A History of Private Life: 2. Revelations of the Medieval World, Georges Duby. Harvard Univ. Press, 1988. Paper. Clean.

A Companion to Medieval England 1066-1485, Nigel Saul. Tempus, 2005. B/w. Paper. Like new.


Gothic Art from the Twelfth to the Fifteenth Century, Andrew Martindale. Praeger World of Art. Praeger, 1967. B/w and color. Paper. Very good.

Gothic Architecture and Scholasticism, Erwin Panofsky. An inquiry into the analogy of the arts, philosophy, and religion in the Middle Ages. New American Library, 1951. B/w. Paper. Very good.

Meaning in the Visual Arts, Erwin Panofsky. Doubleday, 1955. B/w. Paper. Clean.

Allegories of the Virtues and Vices in Medieval Art, Adolf Katzenellenbogen. Medieval Academy Reprints for Teaching 24. Univ. of Toronto Press, 1989. Paper. Clean.

Religious Art from the Twelfth to the Eighteenth Century, Émile Mâle. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1949. B/w. Paper. Clean.

The Gothic Image: Religious Art in France of the Thirteenth Century, Émile Mâle, tr. D. Nussey. Harper & Row, 1958. Paper. Clean.

Notre-Dame of Paris: The Biography of a Cathedral, Allan Temko. Viking, 1952. Paper. Clean.

The Sculptural Programs of Chartres Cathedral: Christ, Mary, Ecclesia, Adolf Katzenellenbogen. Norton, 1959. Paper. Clean.

Notre-Dame of Noyon in the Twelfth Century: A Study in the Early Development of Gothic Architecture, Charles Seymour, Jr. Norton, 1968. Paper. Clean.

High Gothic: The Classic Cathedrals of Chartres, Reims and Amiens, Hans Jantzen. Minerva, 1957. Paper. Clean.

Gothic, George Henderson. Style and Civilization. Penguin, 1978. Paper. Clean.


Piers the Plowman: A Critical Edition of the A-Version, ed. Thomas A Knott and David C. Fowler. Johns Hopkins, 1952. Paper. Clean.

Piers Plowman and Scriptural Tradition, D. W. Robertson, Jr., and Bernard F. Huppé. Octagon Books, 1969. Light annotation.

Hochon's Arrow: The Social Imagination of Fourteenth-Century Texts, Paul Strohm. Princeton Univ. Press, 1992.

Middle English Literature: A Critical Study of the Romances, the Religious Lyrics, ‘Piers Plowman’, George Kane. Barnes & Noble, 1970. Clean.

Piers Plowman and Christian Allegory, David Aers. Edward Arnold, 1975. Dust wrapper. Clean.

An Annotated Critical Bibliography of Langland, Derek Pearsall. Univ. of Michigan Press, 1990. Dust wrapper. Clean.

The World of Piers Plowman, ed. Jeanne Krochalis and Edward Peters. Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1975. Paper. Clean.

Traditional Imagery of Charity in ‘Piers Plowman’, Ben H. Smith. Mouton, 1966. Dust wrapper. Clean.

Piers Plowman: An Annotated Bibliography of Editions and Criticism, 1550-1977. A. J. Colaianne. Garland, 1978. Clean.

Piers Plowman: A Reference Guide, Vincent DiMarco. G.K. Hall, 1982.

Allegories of History, Allegories of Love, Stephen A. Barney. Archon Books, 1979. Clean.

The Alliterative Tradition in the Fourteenth Century, ed. Bernard S. Levy and Paul E. Szarmach. Kent State Press, 1981. Dust wrapper. Clean.

Allegory and Vision in Dante and Langland, Pietro Calí. Cork Univ. Press, 1971. Paper. Clean.


Reinterpreting Christine de Pizan, ed. Earl Jeffrey Richards. Univ. of Georgia Press, 1992. Dust wrapper. Light pencil marking.

The Selected Writings of Christine de Pizan, tr. Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski and Kevin Brownlee. New Translations and Criticism. Norton Critical Edition. Paper. Norton, 1997. Like new.

Christine de Pisan: Ballades, Rondeaux, and Virelais: An Anthology, ed. Kenneth Varty. Leicester Univ. Press, 1965. Dust wrapper. Clean.

The Love Debate Poems of Christine de Pizan, ed. Barbara K. Altmann. Le Livre du Debat de deux amans, Le Livre des Trois jugemens, Le Livre du Dit de Poissy. Univ. Press of Florida, 1998. Clean.

La Chastelaine de Vergi, ed. F. Whitehead. French Classics. Manchester Univ. Press. 1961. Paper. Creased cover. Clean.

Life in Medieval France, Joan Evans. 3rd ed. Phaidon, 1969.


Imagining Rabelais in Renaissance England, Anne Lake Prescott. Yale Univ. Press, 1998. Dust wrapper. Like new.

Monarchs & the Muse: Poems by the Kings and Queens of England, ed. Sally Purcell, illust. Priscilla Eckhard, intro. by C. V. Wedgwood. Fyfield, 1972. Crinkled dust wrapper. Embossed library stamp. Otherwise clean.

The Stavelot Triptych: Mosan Art and the Legend of the True Cross. Pierpont Morgan, 1980. Paper. Clean.

Aedificia nova: Studies in Honor of Rosemary Cramp, ed. Catherine E. Karkov and Helen Damico. Medieval Inst. Pubs., 2008. Dust wrapper. Almost like new.

Poetry, Place, and Gender: Studies in Medieval Culture in Honor of Helen Damico, ed. Catherine E. Karkov. MIP, 2009. Dust wrapper. Like new.

Canterbury Cathedral and Its Romanesque Sculpture, Deborah Kahn. Univ. of Texas Press, 1991. Dust wrapper. B/w and color. Clean.

Romanesque, ed. Sandy Lesberg. Rencontre Lausanne, 1965; Peebles Art Library, 1974. Unpaged. Many color. Clean.

The Golden Age of Anglo-Saxon Art, 966-1066, ed. Janet Backhouse, D. H. Turner, Leslie Webster. British Museum, 1984. B/w and color. Paper. Clean.

The Construction of Gothic Cathedrals: A Study of Medieval Vault Erection, John Fitchen. Univ. of Chicago Press, 1961. Paper. Clean.

Anthologie poétique française: Moyen Âge, ed. A. Mary. 2 vols. Garnier Flammarion, 1967. Paper. Clean.

Rereading Allegory: Essays in Memory of Daniel Poirion, ed. Sarah Amer and Noah D. Guynn. Special edition of Yale French Studies 95, 1999. Paper. Like new.

The Return of Martin Guerre, Natalie Zemon Davis. Harvard Univ. Press, 1983. Torn dust wrapper.

Historical French Reader: Medieval Period, ed. Paul Studer and E. G. R. Waters. Oxford Univ. Press, 1974. Dust wrapper. Clean.

La Poésie du Moyen Âge, Robert Sabatier. Histoire de la poésie française. Albin Michel, 1975. Paper. Clean.

Medieval Culture and Society, ed. David Herlihy. Waveland Press, 1968. Clean.

History in Practice, Ludmilla Jordanova. Arnold, 2000. Paper. Like new.

Making Sense of Grammatical Terms, J. M. Y. Simpson. Loche Pub. Ltd., 1985. Paper. Clean.

Words, Script, and Pictures: Semiotics of Visual Language, Meyer Shapiro. George Braziller, 1996. Dustwrapper. Like new.

A History of Reading, Alberto Manguel. Viking, 1996. Dust wrapper. B/w. Clean.

Die schönsten Kostbarkeiten, Bernhard Drewitz. Schuler Verlagsgesellschaft, [early 1970s]. Many color.

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