Medieval Books for Sale

The idea is to make the process easy for me and easy for you. Books are listed by title, author, publisher, and date. 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.

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Pricing is ultra-simplified. Prices are only four: $10, $20, $30, $50 (with few very rare exceptions -- see also the Bargain Bin). If you are unhappy with any price, email me and let's talk (arn@karolus.net). All prices are negotiable. 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 book (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 book is not received within a reasonable length of time or (2) you are in any way dissatisfied with your book or books. Absolute money-back guarantee.

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Facsimiles - Literary

Manuscript Tanner 346: A facsimile, Bodleian Library, Oxford University, intro. by Pamela Robinson. Chaucer Variorum, vol. 1. Pilgrim Books, 1980. $50

Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, and Sir Gawain, Reproduced from MS. Cotton Nero A.X., Intro. by I. Gollancz. EETS 162. OUP, 1923. In fold-out box with ribbon ties. Intro. sewed but unbound. Facsimile pages in unbound quires. $50

Beowulf, Reproduced from British Museum MS. Cotton Vitellius A.xv, with transliteration by Julius Zupitza. 2nd ed. with note by Norman Davis. EETS o.s.77 rpt. 1981. $20

The Owl and the Nightingale, Facsimile of the Jesus and Cotton Manuscripts, intro. by N. R. Ker. EETS 251. 1963. $10.

Piers Plowman, A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Douce 104, intro by Derek Pearsall, Cat. of illust. by Kathleen Scott. D.S. Brewer, 1992. $50

The Mirour of Mans Saluacioun: A Middle English Translation of 'Speculum Humanae Salvationis', Avril Henry. A critical edition of the fifteenth-century manuscript illustrated from Der Spiegel der menschen Behaeltnis, Speyer: Drach, c. 1475. A transcription and reproduction of the early printed woodcuts. Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1987. $50

Palaeography

The Handwriting of English Documents, L. C. Hector. Edward Arnold, 1966. Dust wrapper. Clean. $10

Scribes and Sources: Handbook of the Chancery Hand in the Sixteenth Century, A. S. Osley. With an account of John de Beauchesne by Berthold Wolpe. Godine, 1980. Dust wrapper. Clean. $10

Paleographie du Moyen Age, Jacques Stiennon. Armand Colin, 1973. Paper, with clear wrapper. $10

Latin Palaeography: Antiquity and the Middle Ages, Bernhard Bischoff; tr. Daibhi O Croinin and David Ganz. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1990. Like new. $10

Medieval Latin Palaeography: A Bibliographical Introduction, Leonard E. Boyle OP. Toronto Medieval Bibliographies 8. Univ. of Toronto Press, 1986. Paper. Clean. $10

English Literary Hands from Chaucer to Dryden, Anthony G. Petti. Harvard Univ. Press, 1977. Oversize. Dust wrapper. Clean. $30

A Guide to Western Historical Scripts from Antiquity to 1600, Michelle P. Brown. Univ. of Toronto Press, 2002. Oversize paper. Clean. $10

English Handwriting 1400-1650: An Introductory Manual, Jean F. Preston and Laetitia Yeandle. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1992. Oversize paper. $10

The Palaeography of Gothic Manuscript Books from the Twelfth to the Early Sixteenth Century, Albert Derolez. Cambridge Univ. Press, 2003. Dust wrapper. Like new. $20

La Collaboration dans la production de l'écrit médiéval: Actes du XIIIe colloque du Comité international de paléographie latine [Weingarten], ed. Herrad Spilling. Matériaux pour l’histoire 4. École des chartes, 2003. Oversize paper. Like new. $40.

Le Statut du scripteur au Moyen Age: Actes du XIIe colloque scientifique du Comité international de paléographie latine [Cluny], ed. Marie-Clotilde Hubert, Emmanuel Poulle, and Marc H. Smith. Matériaux pour l’histoire 2. École des chartes, 2000. Oversize paper. Like new. Lower corner bumped. $30

Manuscripts

The Ellesmere Chaucer: Essays in Interpretation, ed. Martin Stevens and Daniel Woodward. Huntington Library, 1997. Paper. Clean. $10

Pursuing Middle English Manuscripts and their Texts: Essays in Honour of Ralph Hanna, ed. Simon Horobin and Aditi Nafde. Texts & Transitions 10. Brepols, 2017. Like new. $50

Medieval Manuscripts in Transition: Tradition and Creative Recycling, ed. Geert H. M. Claassens and Werner Verbeke. Mediaevalia Lovaniensia, ser. 1, studia 36. Leuven Univ. Press, 2006. Dust wrapper. Paper. Like new. $30.

The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, 3: 1400-1557, ed. Lotte Hellinga and J. B. Trapp. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1999. Clean. $30.

The Production of Books in England 1350-1500, ed. Alexandra Gillespie and Daniel Wakelin. Cambridge Studies in Palaeography and Codicology, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2011. Dust wrapper. B/w. Like new. $20

Medieval Manuscripts, Their Makers and Users. A Special Issue of Viator in Honor of Richard and Mary Rouse. Brepols, 2011. Like new. $50

French Illuminated Manuscripts in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Thomas Kren. 2007. Many color. Paper. $10

Medieval Manuscripts from the Collection of T. R. Buchanan in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, Mary Clapinson. Bodleian Library, 2001. Like new. [catalogue] $10

Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, 1: MSS 1-250, 2: MSS 251-500, Barbara Shailor. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 34 and 48. MRTS, 1984, 1987. Clean. $20

Manuscripts, Market and the Transition to Print in Late Medieval Brittany, Diane E. Booton. Ashgate, 2010. Like new. $50

The Bible in the Latin West, 1: The Medieval Book, Margaret T. Gibson. Univ. of Notre Dame, 1993. Oversize. Clean. $10

New Studies on Yale Manuscripts from the Late Antique to the Early Modern Period, ed. Robert G. Babcock. Beinecke Library, 2005. Paper. Like new. $10

Abstractions of Evidence in the Study of Manuscripts and Early Printed Books, Joseph A. Dane. Ashgate, 2009. Like new. $50

Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, 1: MSS 1-250, 2: MSS 251-500, Barbara Shailor. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 34 and 48. MRTS, 1984, 1987. Clean. $20

Manuscripts, Market and the Transition to Print in Late Medieval Brittany, Diane E. Booton. Ashgate, 2010. Like new. $50

Abstractions of Evidence in the Study of Manuscripts and Early Printed Books, Joseph A. Dane. Ashgate, 2009. Like new. $50

Before the King James Bible, Laura Light and Sandra Hindman. Textmanuscripts 2. Les Enluminurs, n.d. Many color. Paper. Like new [catalogue]. $30

Cursus Sanctae Mariae: A Thirteenth-Century Manuscript, now M.739 in The Pierpont Morgan Library, Meta Harrsen. Probably executed in the Premonstratensian Monastery of Louka in Moravia. Pierpont Morgan Library, 1937. Paper. Color frontispiece. $20

Utrecht: Een Hemel op Aarde, Marieke van Vlierden. Clavis Kunsthistorische Monografieen, 6. Walburg Pers, 1988. Exhibition catalogue. Paper. B/w and color. $10

Hebrew Manuscripts: The Power of Script and Image, Ilana Tahan. British Library, 2007. Many color. Dust wrapper. Like new. $10

Centuries of Books: An Exhibition on the Occasion of the Fiftieth Anniversary of Houghton Library, Anne Anninger and Roger Stoddard. Harvard Univ. Press, 1992. Paper. B/w. $10

The Splendor of the Word: Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts at the New York Public Library, J. J. G. Alexander, James Marrow, Lucy Freeman Sandler. Harvey Miller, 2005. Paper. Like new. $20

Western Manuscripts and Miniatures. Auction in London Tuesday 7 December 2010. Sotheby’s, 2011. Paper. Many color. $10

A Summary Guide to Western Medieval and Renaisssance Manuscripts at Princeton University, Adelaide Bennett, Jean Preston, William Stoneman. Princeton Univ. Library, 1991. Paper. Unillustrated. $10

The Historical Source Book for Scribes, Michelle P. Brown and Patricia Lovett. Univ. of Toronto Press, 1999. Dust wrapper. $50

Early Medieval Illumination, Hanns Swarzenski. Twenty One Colour Plates [tipped in]. Iris Books, [1952]. Cover lightly stained along lower spine. $10

Tributes to Lucy Freeman Sandler: Studies in Illuminated Manuscripts ed. Kathryn A. Smith and Carol H. Krinsky. Harvey Miller, 2007. Like new. $50

Reading Images: Narrative Discourse and Reception in the Thirteenth-Century Illuminated Apocalypse, Suzanne Lewis. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1995. Dust cover. Like new. $40.

Das Lemberger Evangeliar: Eine wiederentdeckte Armenische Bilderhandschrift des 12. Jahrhunderts, Guenter Prinzing and Andrea Schmidt. Sprachen und Kulturen des Christlichen Orients 2. Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, 1997. Dust wrapper. Like new. $50

. . . and more to come.

Early English Text Society

The Chester Mystery Cycle, Vol. 1: Text, ed. R. M. Lumiansky and David Mills. s.s. 3. 1974. $10

The Chester Plays, Part 2, ed. Dr. Matthews. e.s. 115. 1916, rpt 1968. $10

The Towneley Plays, 1: Introduction and Text; 2: Notes and Glossary, ed. Martin Stevens and A. C. Cawley. s.s. 13 and 14. 1994. Clear dust wrappers. $20

The N-Town Play, Vol. 1: Introduction and Text, ed. Stephen Spector. s.s. 11. 1991. $10

The Macro Plays: The Castle of Perseverance, Wisdom, Mankind , ed. Mark Eccles. o.s. 262. 1969. $10.

Non-Cycle Plays and Fragments, ed. Norman Davis. Suppl. Text 1. 1970. $10.

The Digby Play, with an Incomplete ‘Morality’ of ‘Wisdom, who is Christ’, ed. F. J. Furnivall. e.s. 70. $10 [inquire about a price on the whole drama set]

Not EETS: Early Drama, Art, and Music Documents: A Paleography Handbook, John M. Wasson. Early Drama, Art, and Music Monograph Series 20. Medieval Institute Publications, 1993. Paper. $10

The Exeter Book, Part 1: Poems I-VIII, ed. Israel Gollancz. o.s. 104. 1895; Part 2: Poems IX-XXXII, ed. W. S. Mackie. EETS o.s. 194. 1934; 1934, both vols. rpt 1978. $30

The Wohunge of Ure Lauerd, ed. W. Meredith Thompson. EETS o.s. 241. 1958; rpt 1970. $10

Morte Arthure, or The Death of Arthur, ed. Edmund Brock. o.s. 8. 1865; rpt 1967. $10

Vices and Virtues, being a Soul’s Confession of its Sins with Reason’s Description of the Virtues ed. F. Holthausen. A Middle-English Dialogue of about 1200 A.D. 2 vols. o.s. 89 and 159. $10

The Pilgrimage of the Lyfe of the Manhode, ed. Avril Henry. Translated anonymously into prose from the First Recension of Guillaume de Deguileville’s Poem Le Pèlerinage de la vie humaine. 2 vols. o.s. 288 and 292. 1985, 1988. $20

Ancrene Wisse: A Corrected edition of the Text in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 402, with Variants from Other Manuscripts, ed. Bella Millett. o.s.325. 2005. Dust wrapper. $20

The Seven Sages of Rome (Midland Version), edited from Cambridge, University Library, MS Dd.1.17ed. Jill Whitelock. o.s. 325. 2005. Dust wrapper. $20

The South English Legendary: Corpus Christi College Cambridge MS. 145 and British Museum MS. Harley 2277, . . .ed. Charlotte d’Evelyn and Anna J. Mill. 3 vols. o.s. 235, 236, 244. Vols. 1 2: 1956, rpt 1967; vol. 3: 1959, rpt 1969. $30

Ywain and Gawain, ed. Albert B. Friedman and Norman T. Harrington. o.s. 254. 1964, rpt 1982. $10

The Parlement of the Thre Ages ed. M. Y. Offord. o.s. 246. 1959, rpt 1967. $10

Dan Michel’s Ayenbite of Inwyt, ed. Pamela Gradon. Vol 2 only. o.s. 278. 1979. $10

English Gilds ed. Lucy Toulmin Smith. o.s. 40. 1870, rpt 1963. $10

On the Continuity of English Prose from Alfred to More and his School, R. W. Chambers. o.s. 191a. 1932, rpt 1966. $10

The Prologues and Epilogues of William Caxton ed. W. J. B. Crotch. o.s. 176. 1928, rpt 1999. $10

The Book of the Knight of the Tower Translated by William Caxton, ed. M. Y. Offord. s.s. 2. 1971. $20

The History of Reynard the Fox Translated from the Dutch Original by William Caxton, ed. N. F. Blake. o.s. 263. 1970. $10

. . . and more to come.

Women

Women in Late Medieval and Reformation Europe 1200-1550, Helen M. Jewell. Palgrave, 2007. Paper. Like new. $20

The Trial of Womankind: A Rhyming Translation of Book IV of the Fifteenth-Century "Le Champion des Dames", Martin Le Franc. Ed. and trans. Steven Millen Taylor. McFarland, 2005. Paper. Like new. $30

Women's Books of Hours in Medieval England, trans. Charity Scott-Stokes. Selected Texts Translated from Latin, Anglo-Norman French and Middle English. Library of Medieval Women. Brewer, 2006. $10

Apologies to Women, Jill Mann. Inaugural Lecture. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1991. Paper. Clean. $10

When Midwifery Became the Male Physician's Province: The Sixteenth Century Handbook "The Rose Garden for Pregnant Women and Midwives, Newly Englished", Eucharius Rösslin. Trans. Wendy Arons. McFarland, 1994. Clean. $10

Contraception and Abortion from the Ancient World to the Renaissance, John M. Riddle. Harvard Univ. Press, 1992. $20

Anne of France: Lessons for my Daughter, trans. Sharon L. Jansen. Brewer, 2004. Like new. $10

Autour de Marguerite d'Écosse: Reines, princesses et dames du XVe siècle, ed. Geneviève et Philippe Contamine. Actes du colloque de Thouars (23 et 24 mai 1997). Études d'Histoire Médiévale 4. Honoré Champion, 1999. B/w and color. Clean. $50

Maistresse of My Wit: Medieval Women, Modern Scholars, ed. Louise D'Arcens and Juanita Feros Ruys. Brepols, 2004. Like new. $20

Elizabeth I: Autograph Compositions and Foreign Language Originals, ed. Janel Mueller and Leah S. Marcus. Chicago, 2003. Dust wrapper. Like new. $10

The Medieval Health Handbook: Tacuinum sanitatis, ed. Luisa Cogliati Arano; trans. Oscar Ratti and Adele Westbrook. Barrie & Jenkins, 1976. Slipcased. Near fine condition. Embossed bookplate. $10.

Religion

Medieval Christianity in Practice, ed. Miri Rubin. Princeton Readings in Religions. Princeton Univ. Press, 2009. Paper. Like new. $10

The Voice of My Beloved: The Song of Songs in Western Medieval Christianity, E. Ann Matter. Middle Ages Series. Univ. of Penn Press, 1990. Paper. Like new. $10

Medieval Crossover: Reading the Secular against the Sacred, Barbara Newman. Conway Lectures, 2011. Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 2013. Paper. $20

A Book of Showings to the Anchoress Julian of Norwich, ed. Edmund Colledge and James Walsh. Studies and Texts 35. 2 vols. Part 1: Introduction and the Short Text; Part 2: The Long Text, Appendix, Bibliography, Glossary, Index. Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1978. Paper. Clean. $50

Prayer: The Spirituality of the Christian East, Tomas Spidlik. Vol. 2 only. Cistercian Studies Series 206. Cistercian Publications, (1988) tranms. 2005. Paper. Clean. $20

A History of Prayer: The First to the Fifteenth Century, ed. Roy Hammerling. Brill’s Companions to the Christian Tradition. Brill, 2008. Like new. $100 [not a misprint]

The Liturgy of the Medieval Church, ed. Thomas J. Heffernan and E. Ann Matter. 2nd ed. Medieval Institute Publications, 2005. Paper. Like new. $20

Medieval Manuscripts for Mass and Office: A Guide to their Organization and Terminology, Andrew Hughes. Univ. of Toronto Press, 1982. Paper. Few stray pencil marks. $30

'Speculum Curatorum': A Mirror for Curates. Book I: The Commandments, ed. Eugene Crook and Margaret Jennings. Dallas Medieval Texts and Translations 13.1. Peeters, 2012. Paper. Like new. $50.

The Wycliffe New Testament 1388, ed. W. R. Cooper. British Library, 2002. Like new. $20 [modern spelling]

Ancrene Wisse: Guide for Anchoresses, trans. Bella Millett. Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies. Exeter Univ. Press, 2009. Paper. Like new. $10

The Origins of "Ancrene Wisse", E. J. Dobson. Clarendon Press, 1976. Clean. $20

... and more to come.

Medieval Art (mostly late)

The Likeness of the King: A Prehistory of Portraiture in Late Medieval France, Stephen Perkinson. Univ. of Chicago Press, 2009. $40

Art from the Court of Burgundy: The Patronage of Philip the Bold and John the Fearless 1364-1419. 2004. Paper (fold-out front cover). Like new. $20

The Visions of Tondal from the Library of Margaret of York, Thomas Kren and Roger S. Wieck. J. Paul Getty Museum, 1990. Oversize paper. $10

Late Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts 1350-1525 in the Houghton Library, Roger Wieck. Harvard, 1983. Paper. $20

A History of Illuminated Manuscripts, Christopher De Hamel. Phaidon, 1994. Oversized paper. $20

De verluchte handschriften en incunabelen van de Koninklijke Bibliotheek: Een overzicht voorzien van een iconografische index, J. P. J. Brandhorst and K. H. Broekhuijsen-Kruijer. Den Haag, 1985. Paper. Oversize. Unillustrated. $20

Andachtsbucher des Mittelalters aus Privatbesitz, Joachim M. Plotzek. Catalogue Schnutgen-Museum. Cologne, 1987. $20

Ornament in Medieval Manuscripts: A Glossary, Lucia N. Valentine. Faber and Faber, 1965. Dust cover with glassine overlay. Clean. $10

Pictorial Invention in Netherlandish Manuscript Illumination of the Late Middle Ages: The Play of Illusion and Meaning, James H. Marrow. Corpus of Illuminated Manuscripts. Peeters, 2005. Oversize paper. Like new. $10

The Medieval Book, Barbara A. Shailor. Catalogue of an Exhibition at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library Yale University. Yale, 1988. Paper. $10

Medieval Illuminators and their Methods of Work, Johathan J. G. Alexander.Yale Univ. Press, 1992. Oversize paper. $10

The Carver's Art: Medieval Sculpture in Ivory, Bone, and Horn, ed. Archer St. Clair and Elizabeth Parker McLachlan. Exhibition catalogue. Rutgers University, 1989. Oversize paper. Many b/w. $10

Images in Ivory: Precious Objects of the Gothic Age, ed. Peter Barnet. Detroit Inst. of Arts and Princeton Univ. Press, 1997. Paper. $20

The Golden Age of Dutch Manuscript Painting, Intro. by James H. Marrow. George Braziller, 1990. Dust wrapper. $10

A Century of Dutch Manuscript Illumination, L. M. J. Delaisse. Univ. of California Press, 1068. $10

Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes, and Peasants, David Whitehouse. The Corning Museum of Glass, 2010. Paper. Like new. $10

The Glory of the Page: Medieval & Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts from Glasgow University Library, Nigel Thorp. Harvey Miller, 1987. Dust wrapper. Clean. $10

Leaves of Gold: Manuscript Illumination from Philadelphia Collections, ed. James R. Tanis. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2001. Paper. Like new. $20

The Art of the Book from the Early Middle Ages to the Renaissance: A Journey through a Thousand Years. Exhibition at the John J. Burns Library, Boston. Dr. Joern Guenther Antiquariat, Hamburg, 2000. Many color. $10

Scribes and Illuminators, Christopher De Hamel. Meieval Craftsmen. Univ. of Toronto Press, 1992. Many b/w and color. Clean. $10

The Estelle Doheny Collection Part II: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. Christie's auction catalogue, London, Wednesday, December 2, 1987. Many b/w and color. $20

The Art of Devotion in the Late Middle Ages and Europe 1300-1500, Henk van Os, tr. Michael Hoyle. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 1994. Dust wrapper. Clean. $10

The Four Modes of Seeing: Approaches to Medieval Imagery in Honor of Madeline Harrison Caviness, ed. Evelyn Staudinger Lane, Elizabeth Carson Pastan, and Ellen M. ShortellAshgate, 2009. Many b/w. Like new. $40

Images in the Margins, Margot McIlwain Nishimura. The Medieval Imagination. Getty Museum and British Library, 2009. Color. $10

Reading Gothic Architecture, Matthew M. Reeve. Studies in the Visual Cultures of the Middle Ages 1. Brepols, 2008. Paper. Like new. $50

The Northern Renaissance, Jeffrey Chipps Smith. Art & Ideas. Phaidon, 2004. Many color. Paper. Like new. $10

Observation and Image-Making in Gothic Art, Jean A. Givens. Cambridge, 2005. Dust wrapper. Like new. $50

Experiments in Gothic Structure, Robert Mark. MIT Press, 1982. Paper. Clean. $10

The Mediaeval Face, Amanda Tomlinson. National Portrait Gallery, [1974]. Paper. Cover slightly bent. $10

Renaissance Faces: Van Eyck to Titian, Lorne Campbell, Miguel Falomir, Jennifer Fletcher, Luke Syson. National Gallery Company, 2008. Paper. Like new. $10

Das Deckenbild der Michaeliskirche zu Hildesheim, Johannes Sommer. Koenigstein im Taunus, 2000. Like new. $10

Prague: The Crown of Bohemia, 1347-1437, ed. Barbara Drake Boehm and Jiri Fajt. Metropolitan Museum and Yale Univ. Press, 2005. Like new

Merchants, Princes and Painters: Silk Fabrics in Italian and Northern Paintings 1300-1550, Lisa Monnas. Yale Univ. Press, 2008. Like new. $20

St. John the Divine: The Deified Evangelist in Medieval Art and Theology, Jeffrey F. Hamburger. Univ. of California Press, 2002. Like new. $20

Henry VIII and the Art of Majesty: Tapestries at the Tudor Court, Thomas P. Campbell. Yale Univ. Press, 2007. Like new. $50

Tributes to Lucy Freeman Sandler: Studies in Illuminated Manuscripts ed. Kathryn A. Smith and Carol H. Krinsky. Harvey Miller, 2007. Like new. $50

Memory and the Middle Ages, ed. Nancy Netzer and Virginia Reinberg. Boston College Museum of Art, 1995. Paper. Like new. $30

Image and Imagination in Byzantine Art, Henry Maguire. Variorum Collected Studies Series. Ashgate, 2007. Like new. $30.

An 11th Century Byzantine Last Judgement in Iceland, Selma Jonsdottir. Almenna Bokafelagith, 1959. Dust cover slightly worn. $10

Byzantinische Fresken in Jugoslawien [Vizantijske Freske u Jugoslaviji], Vojislav J. Duric. Manfred Pawlak, [1976]. Dust wrapper. Many b/w and color. $50.

A Companion to Medieval Art: Romanesque and Gothic in Northern Europe, ed. Conrad Rudolph. Blackwell Companions to Art History. Blackwell, 2006. Dust cover. Like new. $30.

. . . and more to come.

Late Medieval Literature and Language including Chaucer

A Companion to Medieval English Literature and Culture c. 1350-c. 1500, ed. Peter Brown. Blackwell, 2007. Like new. $20

The Literature of Medieval England, ed. D. W. Robertson, Jr. McGraw-Hill, 1970. Clean. $10

The Kingis Quair and Other Prison Poems, ed. Linne R. Mooney and Mary-Jo Arn. TEAMS Medieval Institute Publications, 2005. New. $10

Chaucer and the Cult of Saint Valentine, Henry Ansgar Kelly. Brill, 1986. Paper. Clean. $30

Sir Orfeo, ed. A. J. Bliss. Clarendon Press, 1966. Clean. $10. Chaucerian Polity, David Wallace. Figurae. Stanford Univ. Press, 1997. Dust wrapper. Like new. $40

Library bound in one volume:

Ryme-Index to the Ellesmere Manuscript of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Henry Cromie. Chaucer Society, 1875. ex lib Univ. of California, bequest of John Tatlock. $10

Preaching in the Age of Chaucer: Selected Sermons in Translation, trans. Siegfried Wenzel. Catholic Univ. Press, 2008. Paper. Like new. $20

Elucidations: Medieval Poetry and its Religious Backgrounds, Siegfried Wenzel. Synthema 6. Peeters, 2010. Paper. Like new. $30

Chaucer and the Bible: A Critical Review of Research, Indexes, and Bibliography, Lawrence Besserman. Garland Reference Library 839. Garland, 1988. Clean. $30

Preaching in Medieval England:An Introduction to Sermon Manuscripts of the Period c. 1350-1450, G. R. Owst. Russell & Russell, 1965. Clean. $10

Fortunes Stabilnes: Charles of Orleans's English Book of Love, ed. Mary-Jo Arn. A Critical Edition. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1994. $10

The 'Suffolk' Poems: An Edition of the Love Lyrics in Fairfax 16 Attributed to William de la Pole, J. P. M. Jansen. Univ. of Groningen, 1989. $10

Charles d'Orleans in England 1415-1440, Mary-Jo Arn. D.S. Brewer, 2000. $20

The Rise of Gawain, Nephew of Arthur (De ortu Waluuanii nepotis Arturi), ed. and trans. Mildred Leake Day. Garland Library of Medieval Literature 15, ser. A. Garland, 1984. Clean. $20

Joseph of Arimathea: A Critical Edition, ed. David A. Lawton. Garland Medieval Texts. Garland, 1983. Clean. $20

Writers and their Work (British Council): 3 volumes bound by hand into 1:

Medieval Venuses and Cupids: Sexuality, Hermeneutics, and English Poetry, Theresa Tinkle. Stanford Univ. Press, 1996. Dust wrapper. $10

Chaucer's Conversion: Allegorical Thought in Medieval Literature, Heiner Gillmeister. Aspekte der englischen Geistes- und Kulturgeschichte 2. Peter Lang, 1984. Paper. Inscribed, otherwise clean. $20

The Grounds of English Literature, Christopher Cannon. Oxford, 2004. Paper. Like new. $20

Essays on the Art of Chaucer's Verse, ed. Alan T. Gaylord. Routledge, 2001. Like new. $10

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, ed. and trans. William Vantuono. A Dual-Language Version. Garland, 1991. Paper. Clean. $10

Gawain on Marriage: The 'De coniuge non ducenda', ed. and trans. A. G. Rigg. Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1986. Paper. Clean. $10

A Companion to the Gawain-Poet, ed. Derek Brewer and Jonathan Gibson. Arthurian Studies. Brewer, 1997. Clean. $10

The Melancholy Muse: Chaucer, Shakespeare and Early Medicine, Carol Falvo Heffernan. Duquesne Univ. Press, 1995. $30

The Rhetorical Poetics of the Middle Ages: Reconstructive Polyphony. Essays in Honor of Robert O. Payne, ed. John M. Hill and Deborah M. Sinnreich-Levi. Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. Press, 2000. Dust wrapper. Like new. $10

Kinds of Literature: An Introduction to the Theory of Genres and Modes, Alastair Fowler. Clarendon Press, 1982. $10

An Anthology of Chancery English, John H. Fisher, Malcolm Richardson, Jane L. Fisher. Univ. of Tennessee Press, 1984. Clean. $10

In forme of speche is chaunge: Readings in the History of the English Language, John H. Fisher, Diane Bornstein. Univ. Press of America, 1984. Paper. Clean. $10

A Book of London English 1384-1425, R. W. Chambers, Marjorie Daunt. Oxford Univ. Press, 1931. Clean. 27.54 $20

Osbern Bokenam's Legenden, C. Horstmann. Gebr. Renninger, 1883. Cover plasticized. $20

. . . and more to come.

English History (mostly late medieval)

The Fairs of Medieval England: An Introductory Study, Ellen Wedemeyer Moore. Pontifical Inst. of Mediaeval Studies, 1985. Paper. Clean. $20

The Hylle Cartulary, Robert W. Dunning. Somerset Record Society 68. 1968. Clean.$20

Tant d'emprises -- So Many Undertakings: Essays in Honour of Anne F. Sutton, ed. Livia Visser-Fuchs. Special issue of The Ricardian: Journal of the Richard III Society, 13 (2003). Paper. $10

Origins of the English Gentleman: Heraldry, Chivalry and Gentility in Medieval England, c.1300-c.1500, Maurice Keen. Tempus, 2002. Paper. Clean. $10

The Medieval Calendar Year, Bridget Ann Henisch. Penn State Univ. Press, 1999. Paper. Many color. Like new. $10

The Hound and the Hawk: The Art of Medieval Hunting, John Cummins. Phoenix, 1988. Paper. Clean. $10

The Likeness of the King: A Prehistory of Portraiture in Late Medieval France, Stephen Perkinson. Univ. of Chicago Press, 2009. $40

Reputation and Representation in Fifteenth-Century Europe, ed. Douglas L. Biggs, Sharon D. Michalove, and A Compton Reeves. The Northern World 8. Brill, 2004. Like new. $40

Calais: An English Town in France, 1347-1558, Susan Rose. Boydell, 2008. Dust wrapper. Like new. $40

The History of the King's Works. Plates vol. only. 4 large foldout plans. Conditiion of box and plans: worn, but good. $20

The Parish in Late Medieval England, ed. Clive Burgess and Eamon Duffy. Proceedings of the 2002 Harlaxton Symposium. Harlaxton Medieval Studies 14. Shaun Tyas, 2006. Dust cover. Like new. $50

From the Norman Conquest to the Black Death: An Anthology of Writings from England, ed. Douglas Gray. Oxford, 2011. Dust wrapper. Like new. $50

The Lyttelton Papers. The Property of the Viscount Cobham. Tuesday, 12th December, 1978. Sotheby's. [some medieval] Clean. $10

The Commons in the Parliament of 1422: English Society and Parliamentary Representation under the Lancastrians, J. S. Roskell. Manchester Univ. Press, 1954. ex lib Hofstra, stickers, stamped "discard". $10

The Problem of Labour in Fourteenth-Century England, ed. James Bothwell, P. J. P. Goldberg, and W. M. Ormrod. York Medieval Press, 2000. Like new. $30

Production and Consumption in the Low Countries, 13th-16th Centuries, Raymond van Uytven. Variorum Collected Studies Series. Ashgate, 2001. Like new. $50

A Register of Royal and Baronial Domestic Minstrels, 1272-1327, Constance Bullock-Davies. Boydell, 1986. Dust wrapper. Clean. $10

The First General Entry Book of the City of Salisbury, 1387-1452, ed. David R. Carr. Wiltshire Record Society, vol. 54. Trowbridge, 2001. Dust wrapper. $10

Cogs, Cargoes, and Commerce: Maritime Bulk Trade in Northern Europe, 1150-1400, ed. Lars Berggren, Nils Hybel, and Annette Landen. Papers in Medieval Studies 15. Pontifical Institute, 2002. Paper. $30

Medieval Worlds: A Sourcebook, ed. Roberta Anderson and Dominic Aidan Bellenger. Routledge, 2003. Paper. Like new. [documents in translation] $10

L'Innovation technique au Moyen Âge: Actes du VIe Congrès International d'archéologie médiévale, ed. Patrice Beck. Archéologie Aujourd'hui. Editions errance, 1997. Service de presse. Paper. Many b/w. Clean. $50

Medieval Narrative Sources: A Chronological Guide, with a list of major letter collections, János M. Bak. Garland, 1987, Clean. $20

Henry VI, Bertram Wolffe. Yale English Monarchs. Yale Univ. Press, 1981. Paper. B/w. Clean. $10

Wingfield College and its Patrons: Piety and Prestige in Medieval Suffolk, ed. Peter Bloore and Edward Martin. Boydell, 2015. B/w and color. Dust wrapper. Like new. $30

The Fifteenth Century III: Authority and Subversion, ed. Linda Clark. Boydell, 2003. Like new. $50

Das Siegel: Gebrauch und Bedeutung, ed. Gabriela Signori. WBG, 2007. B/w. $20

Agincourt, Anne Curry. Great Battles. Oxford Univ. Press, 2015. Dust wrapper. Like new. $10

Readings in Medieval History, ed. Patrick J. Geary. 3rd ed. Broadview Press, 2003. Paper. Like new. $20

. . . and more to come.

Medieval Latin

Reading Medieval Latin, Keith Sidwell. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1995. Like new. $10

Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus, J. F. Niermeyer. Brill, 1984. Clean. $30

William Langland

Piers Plowman by William Langland: An Edition of the C-Text, ed. Derek Pearsall. York Medieval Texts. Edward Arnold, 1978. Dust wrapper. Some neat underlining. $10

Piers Plowman: The B Version, ed. George Kane and E. Talbot Donaldson. Athlone Press, 1975. Dust wrapper. Clean. $20

The Vision of William Concerning Piers the Plowman in Three Parallel Texts together with Richard the Redeless by William Langland, ed. Walter W. Skeat. Oxford Univ. Press, 1965. 2 vols. Many annotations. $10

The Vision of William . . . [as above] 2 vols: A-Text (1867 and B-Text (1869, 1930), in library bindings. Worn. Personal copies of Bernard F. Huppé, hand dated 1938. $10

William Langland, Piers Plowman: The Z Version, ed. A. G. Rigg and Charlotte Brewer. Studies and Texts 59. Pontifical Institute, 1983. Clean. $30

Piers Plowman: A Glossary of Legal Diction, John A. Alford. Piers Plowman Studies 5. Brewer, 1988. Dust wrapper. Clean. $10

A Companion to Piers Plowman, ed. John A. Alford. Univ. of California Press, 1988. Dust wrapper. Clean. $10

The Clerkly Maker: Langland's Poetic Art, A. V. C. Schmidt. Piers Plowman Studies 4. Brewer, 1987. Dust wrapper. Clean. $20

Piers Plowman and the "Moderni", Janet Coleman. Letture di pensiero e d'arte. Rome, 1981. Paper. Few light pencil marks. $10

The English Alliterative Tradition, Thomas Cable. Univ. of Penn Press, 1991. Dust wrapper. Clean. $20

Alliterative Poetry of the Later Middle Ages: An Anthology, Thorlac Turville-Petre. Routledge Medieval English Texts. Routledge, 1989. Dust wrapper. Clean. $10

The Nature of Alliterative Poetry in Late Medieval England, Geoffrey Shepherd. Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture, British Academy, 1970. Paper. $10

The Cambridge Companion to Allegory, ed. Rita Copeland and Peter T. Struck. Cambridge Univ. Press, 2010. Paper. Like new. $20

5 Langland studies:

3 historical curiosities:

French Literature and Language

Lectures de Charles d'Orleans: Les Ballades ed. Denis Hue. Didact francais. Presses Universitaire de Rennes, 2010. $10

The Distaff Gospels: The First Modern English Edition of ‘Les Évangiles des Quenouilles’, ed. and trans. Madeleine Jeay and Kathleen Garay. Broadview, 2006. Paper. Like new. $10

The Middle English Translation of Christine de Pisan’s ‘Livre du corps de pollicii’, trans. Diane Bornstein from MS CUL Kk. 1.5. Middle English Texts 7. Winter, 1977. Paper. Clean. $10

The Romance of the Rose or Guillaume de Dole, by Jean Renart, trans. Patricia Terry and Nancy Vine Durling. Middle Ages Series. Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1993. Clean. $10

The Honeysuckle and the Hazel Tree, trans. Patricia Terry. Medieval Stories of Men and Women. Univ. of California Press, 1990. Paper. Clean. $10

The Lays of Marie de France, trnas. Edward J. Gallagher. Hackett, 2010. Paper. Like new. $10

Erec, by Hartmann von Aue, trans. Michael Resler. Middle Ages Serries. Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1987. Dust wrapper. Clean. $10

Lancelot, or the Knight of the Cart, by Chrétien de Troyes, ed. and trans. William W. Kibler. Garland Library of Medieval Literature, vol. 1, ser. A. Garland, 1984. Paper. Clean. $10

Silence: A Thirteenth-Century French Romance, facing-page trans. Sarah Roche-Mahdi. Medieval Texts and Studies 10. Colleagues Press, 1992. Paper. Clean. $10

The Complete Romances of Chrétien de Troyes, trans. David Staines. Indiana Univ. Press, 1990. Dust wrapper. Clean. $10

Christine de Pizan and Medieval French Lyric, ed. Earl Jeffrey Richards. Univ. Press of Florida, 1998. Clean. $20

An Introduction to Christine de Pizan, Nadia Margolis. Univ. Press of Florida, 2011. Paper. Like new. $10

Lectures françaises de la fin du Moyen Âge: Petite anthologie commentée de succès littéraires, Frédéric Duval. Textes Littéraires Français 587. Droz, 2007. Paper. Like new. $30

On Editing Old French Texts, Alfred Foulet and Mary Blakely Speer. Regents Press of Kansas, 1979. Dust wrapper. Clean. $30

"De vrai humain entendement": Hommage à  Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet, ed. Yasmina Foehr-Janssens and Jean-Yves Tilliette. Recherches et rencontres 21. Droz, 2005. Paper. Like new. $30

Studies in French Poetry of the Fifteenth Century, C. S. Shapley. Martinus Nijhoff, 1970. Paper. Clean. $10

Froissart dans sa forge: Colloque réuni à  Paris, du 4 au 6 novembre 2004, ed. Michel Zink. AIBL. De Boccard, 2006. Paper. Like new. $30

In Old Paris An Anthology of Source Descriptions 1323-1790, ed. and trans. Robert W. Berger. Italica Press, 2002. Paper. New. $10

Poets, Patrons, and Printers: Crisis of Authority in Late Medieval France, Cynthia J. Brown. Cornell Univ. Press, 1995. Dust Wrapper. Clean. $10

The Art of Grafted Song: Citation and Allusion in the Age of Machaut, Yolanda Plumley. Oxford Univ. Press, 2013. Dust wrapper. Like new. $30

A Medieval French Reader, C. W. Aspland. Oxford Univ. Press, 1979. Paper. Clean. $20

Theorizing the Ideal Sovereign: The Rise of the French Vernacular Royal Biography, Daisy Delogu. Univ. of Toronto Press, 2008. $20

. . . and more to come.

Miscellaneous

Historical & Editorial Studies in Medieval & Early Modern English for Johan Gerritsen, ed. Mary-Jo Arn and Hanneke Wirtjes, with Hans Jansen. Wolters-Nordhoff, 1985. Clean. $10

Essays in Medieval Culture, D. W. Robertson, Jr. Princeton Univ. Press, 1980. Clean. $10

Magnificence and the Sublime in Medieval Aesthetics: Art, Architecture, Literature, Music, ed. C. Stephen Jaeger. The New Middle Ages. Palgrave, 2010. Like new. $50

The Origins of Courtliness: Civilizing Trends and the Formation of Courtly Ideals, 939-1210, C. Stephen Jaeger. The Middle Ages. Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1985. Like new. $10

Negotiating Heritage: Memories of the Middle Ages, ed. Mette B. Bruun and Stephanie Glaser. Ritus et Artes. Brepols, 2008. Like new. $50

La Noblesse dans les territoires angevins à la fin du Moyen Âge, ed. Noël Coulet and Jean-Michel Matz. Collection de l'école Française de Rome 275. De Boccard, 2000. Paper. Like new. $50

The Book of the Heart, Eric Jager. Univ. of Chicago Press, 2000. Paper. Like new. $10

Bernat Metge: Book of Fortune and Prudence, trans. David Barnett. Barcino-Tamesis, 2011. Paper. Like new. $10

Sets

Univ. of Toronto Press and the British Library $20

An Index of Images in English Manuscripts, gen. ed. Kathleen L. Scott. Harvey Miller.

Petrarch's Remedies for Fortune Fair and Foul, Conrad H. Rawski.

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