Medieval Books for Sale

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Facsimiles - Literary

Facsimile of British Museum MS. Harley 2253, N. R. Ker. EETS, 1965. Clean. $30

The Auchinleck Manuscript: National Library of Scotland Advocates' MS. 19.2.1, Derek Pearsall and I. C. Cunningham. Scolar Press, 1977. This is an ex lib book, but contains no stickers or labels, only an embossed library stamp on the lower right of the title page. Condition is excellent for a book of that age. $200

Thomas Hoccleve: A Facsimile of the Autograph Verse Manuscripts Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino (California), MSS HM 111 qand HM 744; University Library, Durham (England), MS Cosin V.III.9, J. A. Burrow and A. I. Doyle. Early English Text Society s.s. 19. Oxford Univ. Press, 2002. Dust wrapper. $60

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

Heilsspiegel: Speculum humanae salvationis, Margit Krenn. Handschrift 2505 der Universitaets- und Landesbibliothek, Darmstadt. WBG, 2006. Facsimile in tall quarto, in slipcase. Like new. $30

Palaeography

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

Specimina codicum latinorum vaticanorum, Franciscus Ehrle and Paulus Liebaert. Tabulae in usum scholarum 3. De Gruyter, 1932; rpt. 1968. Clean. $10

Manuscripts and Manuscript Studies

Studies in Manuscript Illumination 1200-1400, Lucy Freeman Sandler. Pindar Press, 2008. Dust wrapper. Like new. $140

Het handschrift-Van Hulthem: Hs. Brussel, Koninklijke Bibliotheek van Belgie, 15.589.623, Henk Brinkman and Janny Schenkel. 2 vols. Diplomatic edition. Verloren, 1999. Dust wrappers. Like new. $50

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

Robert Thornton and the London Thornton Manuscript: British Library MS Additional 31042, John J. Thompson. Manuscript Studies 2. D.S. Brewer, 1987. Dust cover. Clean. $20

Bible Manuscripts: 1400 Years of Scribes and Scripture, Scit McKendrick and Kathleen Doyle. British Library, 2007. Dust cover. Many color. $10

Picturing Prayer: The Book of Hours in the Middle Ages, Jeffrey Hamburger et al. Houghton Library exhibition. Color. Harvard College, 2006. Clean. $10

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

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

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

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

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

Schatten van de Koninklijke Bibliotheek: Acht eeuwen verluchten handschriften, Anon. Exhibition catalogue. Rijksmuseum Meermano-Westreenianum, 1980. Many b/w. Paper. $10

Books in Manuscript: A Short Introduction to their Study and Use, Falconer Madan. Facsimile of 1927 rev. ed. Haskell house, 1968. Clean. $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

Microlibrary Slangenburg Abbey 1982; Microlibrary Slangenburg Abbey Supplement 1988. Doetinchem, Nederland. Horizontal paperbacks. $10

. . . and more to come.

Codicology (and manuscript making)

Over Handschriften en Handschriftenkunde, Willem de Vreese, ed. P. J. H. Vermeeren. Zwolse Reeks van Taal- en Letterkundige Studies. W. E. J. Tjeenk Willink, 1962. Excellent condition. $20

Early English Text Society

The Middle English Poem, Erthe upon Erthe, Printed from Twenty-Four Manuscripts, ed. Hilda M. R. Murray. O.S. 141.1911, rpt. 1964. $10

The 'Liber celestis' of St Bridget of Sweden, ed. Rober Ellis. The middle English Version in BL MS Claudius B i, together with a life of the saint from the same manuscript. Vol. 1: Text. Vol. 291, 1987 $20

The Lay Folks Mass Book, or the Manner of Hearing Mass . . . in four texts and Offices in English according to the Use of York, ed. Thomas Frederick Simmons. o.s. 71. 1879; rpt. 1968. $10

The Prymer, or Lay Folks' Prayer Book; Part 1: Text, ed. Henry Littlehales. From CUL Dd. 11, 82, ab. 1420-30. o.s. 105, 109. 1895; rpt. 1996. $10

Francis Thynne's Animadversions upon Speght's first (A.D. 1598) Edition of Chaucer's Works, ed. F. J. Furnivall (1875); re-ed. G. H. Kingsley, with 'The Pilgrim's Tale'. 1965. Intact, but broken back. $10

[NOT EETS} Die Diaetetik nach dem 'Secretum secretorum' in der Version von Jofroi de Waterford, ed. Gundolf Keil. Teiledition und lexikalische Untersuchung. Wuerzburger medizinhistorische Forschungen 92. K&N, 2007. Paper. Like new. $20

Facsimile of British Museum MS. Harley 2253, N. R. Ker. No. 255. 1965. Clean. $30

Of the Orthographie and Congruitie of the Britan Tongue, Alexander Hume; ed. Henry B. Wheatley. o.s. 5.1870, rpt. 1975. Paper. $10

Dutch Literature, Art, and History

Any two (2) of the following texts for $10:

Middelnederlandsch Handwordenboek, ed. J. Verdam; partial ed. C. H. Ebbinge Wubben. Martinus Nijhoff, 1976. $20

Suster Bertken. Facsimile with ntro. by A. M. J. van Buren. Twee bij Jan Seversz in Leiden verschenen boekjes ('s-Gravenhage, Kininklijke Bibliotheek, 227 G 46) in fascilisme uitgegeven. Stichting UTI, 1989. Paper. Clean. $10

Denkbeelden van een vliesridder: De 'Instruction d'un jeune Prince' van Guillebert van Lannoy, C. G. van Leeuwen. Academische Proefschrift, Vrije Universiteit te Amsterdam. Paper. Academische Pers, 1975. Paper cover slightly detached from front inner edge of book block. $20.

De poetica van Hadewijch in de Strofische Gedichten, Frank Willaert. White ribbon marker. HES, 1984. Clean. $20

Der minnen loep van Dirc Potter: Studie over een middelnederlandse 'ars amandi', ed. A. M. J. van Buuren. [with English summary, pp. 309-21] HES, 1979. Paper. Clean. $20

Die rose van Heinric van Aken, met de fragmenten der tweede vertaling . . ., ed. Eelco Verwijs. HES, 1976. Paper. Very few neat marks in ink. $20

Het Nederlandsche handschrift in 1600, W. Bogtman. Facsimile of hands. Self-published, Haarlem, 1973 (not 1st ed.). Paper. $10

Woord en rede [Word and logos]: Pleidooi voor een ethische literatuurbeschouwing, George Steiner; trans. Peter Bergsma. Uhlenbeck-lezing, 1985. Goossens, 1985. Paper. $10

Letters from Holland, Karel Capek, trans. Paul Selver. Faber & Faber, 1933, 6th impression 1945. Front hinge slightly split. With charming sketches. $10

Aan de vruchten kent men de book: De book in tekst en beeld in de middeleeuwse Nederlanden, ed. Barbara Baert and Veerle Fraeters. Paper. Univeristaire Pers Leuven, 2001. Some b/w. Paper. $10

Ridderverhalen uit de Middeleeuwen, ed. Jozef Janssens. Het Roelandslied, Karel ende Elegast, Renout van Montalbaen, De Trojeroman van Sigher Diengotgaf, Floris ende Blancefloer, De roman van Heinric en Margriete van Limborch. Bibliotheek der Nederlandse Letteren. Elsevier, 1979. $10. Middeleeuwse geschiedenis der Nederlanden, H. P. H. Jansen. Prisma-Compendia 19. Het Spectrum, 1965. Paper. Clean. $10

Liturgische handschriften uit de Koninklijke Bibliotheek: Middeleeuwse manuscripten voor religieus gebruik. Exhibition catalogue, 1984. Rijksmuseum Meermanno-Westreenianum, 1983. Paper. Some b/w, color. $10

Handschriften en Oude Drukken van de Utrechtse Universiteitsbibliotheek. Exhibition catalogue. Utrecht Universiteitsbibiliotheek, 1984. Paper. Substantial text. Many b/w. 392 pp. $10

Het middeleeuwse boek in Groningen: Verkenningen rond fragmenten van handschrift en druk, ed. Jos. M. M. Hermans. Exhibition catalogue, 1980. 2nd. rev. ed. Paper. Bibliotheek der Rijkuniversiteit te Groningen, 1981. $10

Middeleeuwse boeken uit Zutphen, ed. Andre Geurts. Exhibition catalogue. Paper. Nijmegen, 1982. $10

Verluchte handschriften uit eigen bezit 1300-1550. Exhibition catalogue. Paper. Rijksmuseum Meermanno-Westreenianum, 1979. Paper. $10

Medieval Women

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

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

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

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

Religion/Liturgy

On the Song of Songs, Bernard of Clairvaux; trans. Kilian Walsh (vol. 3 with Irene M. Edmonds). Cistercian Fathers Series 4, 7, 31. 3 vols. Cistercian Publications, 1976, 1979. Paper. Like new. $10

A Check-List of Middle English Prose Writings of Spiritual Guidance, P. S. Jolliffe. Subsidia Mediaevalia 2. Pontifical Institute, 1974. Clean. $20

The Benedictines in Britain. British Library Series 3. British Library, 1980. B/w and color. Clean. $10

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

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

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

'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.

Handlyng Synne, Robert Mannyng of Brunne; ed. Idelle Sullens. Vol. 1. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 14. MRTS, 1983. Clean. $10

The 'Liber celestis' of St Bridget of Sweden, ed. Rober Ellis. The middle English Version in BL MS Claudius B i, together with a life of the saint from the same manuscript. Vol. 1: Text. Vol. 291, 1987 $20

... and more to come.

Medieval Art and Architecture (mostly late)

Anglo-Norman Castles, ed. Robert Liddiard. Boydell, 2003. Dust wrapper. Like new. $30

Castles of Britain/ Balfour, 1973. Dust wrapper. $10

Worcestershire, Nikolaus Pevsner. The Buildings of England BE35. Penguin, 1968. Dust wrapper. $10

Gislebertus; Sculptor of Autun, Denis Grivot and George Zarnecki. Hacker Art Books, 1985. $30

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

Il Battistero di Parma: Iconografia, Iconologia, Fonti letterarie, Giorgio Schianchi. Vita e Pensiero, 1999. Paper slipcase. Like $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

Ornamenta Ecclesiae: Katalog zur Ausstellung des Schnuetgen-Museums in der Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle, ed. Anton Legner. Cologne, 1985. 3 heavy quarto vols. plus separate Ornamenta Ecclesiae: Kunst und Kuenstler der Romanik in Koeln. Text- und Bildbegleiter durch die Ausstellung. Paper. Clean. $20

Die Parler und der schoene Stil 1350-1400: Europaeische Kunst unter den Luxemburgern, ed. Anton Legner. Vols. 1-4. $80

Die Gruppe der Magdeburger Elfenbeintafeln: Eine Stiftung Kaiser Ottos des Grossen Fuer den Magdeburger Dom, Hermann Fillitz. Schriften des Dom-Museums Hildesheim 1. Philipp von Zabern, 2001. Many color. $10

Gotische Ivoren in het Catharijneconvent, Roland Koekkoek. Clavis kunsthostorische Monografieen 3. Walburg Pers, 1987. Paper. Like new. $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 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

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

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

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

Medieval Structure: The Gothic Vault, James H. Acland. Univ. of Toronto Press, 1972. Oversize paper. Many illust. Clean. $10

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

Illumination in a Manuscript of Stjorn, Selma Jonsdottir; trand. Peter G. Foote. Almenna bokafelagith, 1971. Dust wrapper. Clean. $20

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

. . . and more to come.

Late Medieval English Literature and Language including Chaucer

[See also Facsimiles and Palaeography] The Olde Daunce: Love, Friendship, Sex and Marriage in the Medieval World, ed. Robert R. Edwards and Stephen Spector. SUNY Press, 1991. Paper. Clean. $10 The French Tradition and the Literature of Medieval England, William Calin. Univ. of Toronto Press, 1994. Paper. Few light pencil marks. $10

Chaucerian Polity, David Wallace. Figurae. Stanford Univ. Press, 1997. Dust wrapper. Like new. $40

Sciences and the Self in Medieval Poetry: Alan of Lille's 'Anticlaudianus' and John Gower's 'Confessio amantis', James Simpson. Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature 25. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1995. Clean. $30

Music in the Age of Chaucer, Nigel Wilkins. Chaucer Studies 1. D.S. Brewer, 1979. Oversized paper. Musical examples. Clean. $10

Music in the Age of Chaucer, Nigel Wilkins. Chaucer Studies 1. D.S. Brewer, 1979. Dust cover with clear plastic cover. Musical examples. Clean. $20

Essays in the Numerical Criticism of Medieval Literature, ed. Caroline D. Eckhardt. Bucknell Univ. Press, 1980. $30

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

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

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

De vertellingen van de pelgrims naar Kantelbert, trans. A. J. Barnouw. [Complete work] Prisma Boeken 1506. Het Spectrum, 1954. 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

Heer Gawein en de Groene Ridder, trans. Erik Hertog, Guido Latre, Ludo Timmerman. Prisma Klassieken. Het Spectrum, 1979. Paper, with dust wrapper. Clean. $10

Sir Gawain e il Cavaliere Verde, trans. Piero Boitani. Piccola Biblioteca 193. Adelphi, 1986. Paper. Clean. $10

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

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

. . . and more to come.

Dante & co.

The Divine Comedy, Dante; trans. Allen Mandelbaum. 3 vols. Bantam, 1984. Paper. Barely used. $10

Divine Comedy, Dante; trans. John D. Sinclair. 3 vols. Italian text with English translation. OUP, 1974. Paradiso: lightly annotated in ink, with damage to front cover. Paper. $10

Divine Comedy, Dante; trans. John Ciardi. 3 vols. Mentor, 1970. Inferno: lightly annotated in ink. Paper. $10

Divine Comedy, Dante; trans. Dorothy L. Sayers. 3 vols. annotated in ink. Penguin, 1976. Paper. $10

Divine Comedy, Dante (in translation). The Temple Classics. Dent, 1965. Dust wrappers. $10

The New Life, Dante; trans. Dante Gabriel Rossetti. NYRB, 2002. Dust Wrapper. Like new. $20

The Corbaccio, Giovanni Boccaccio; trans. Anthony K. Cassell. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press, 1967. Clear vinyl cover on dust wrapper. $10

English History (mostly late medieval)

The Course of the Exchequer by Richard, Son of Nigel/De Necessariis Observantiis Scaccarii Dialogus qui vulgo dicitur Dialogus de Scaccario, trans. Charles Johnson. Half title: Dialogus de Scaccario, the course of the Exchequer, and Constitutio domus regis, the King's Household. Medieval Classics. Thomas Nelson, 1950. Clean. $20

The Dissolution of the Lancastrian Kingship: Sir John Fortescue and the Crisis of Monarchy in Fifteenth-Century England, Anthony Gross. Paul Watkins, 1996. Few minor markings in ink. $30

Humanism in England during the Fifteenth Century, R. Weiss. 3rd. ed. Medium AEvum Monographs 4. Blackwell, 1967. $10

Humphrey Newton (1466-1536): An Early Tudor Gentleman, Deborah Youngs. Boydell & Brewer, 2008. Dust cover. Like new.$30

Lord of the Pyrenees: Gaston Febus, Count of Foix 1331-1391, Richard Vernier. Boydell & Brewer, 2008. Dust cover. Like new. $50

Un espace colonial et ses avatars: Naissance d'identites nationales: Angleterre, France, Irlande (Ve-XVe siecles), ed. Florence Bourgne, Leo Carruthers, and Arlette Sancery. Cultures et Civilisations Medievales. PUPS, 2008. Paper. Like new. $20

On the Threshold of Exact Science: Selected Writings of Anneliese Maier on Late Medieval Natural Philosophy, ed. and trans. Steven D. Sargent. The Middle Ages. Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1982. Dust wrapper. As if unread. $20

Christianity and Community in the West: Essays for John Bossy, ed. Simon Ditchfield. St Andrews Studies in Reformation History. Ashgate, 2001. Dust wrapper. Like new. $30

The Dukes of Burgundy, ed. Richard Vaughan. Boydell:

2002 reprint. Paper. Like new. $20

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

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

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

Medieval and Early Renaissance Medicine: An Introduction to Knowledge and Practice, Nancy G. Siraisi. Univ of Chicago Press, 1990. As if unread. $10

A Feast of Words: Banquets and Table Talk in the Renaissance, Michel Jeanneret; trans. Jeremy Whiteley and Emma Hughes. Univ of Chicago Press, 1987. Paper. $10

. . . and more to come.

Book Arts

Ars Typographica: A Miscellany of the Printing Art, ed. Frederic W. Goudy. vol. 1:3 (1920). Set by hand at The Marchbanks Press, New York. Illust. Light water staining along top and upper outer edge of inner pages. Sm. tear at top of paper cover. Also included: sm. bifolium 'For the Birthday of Frederic William Goudy, March eighth, 1947' containing passage from Wu Ti Po. $20

Incunabelen in de Universiteitsbibliotheek Nijmegen 1923-1984, A. H. Laeven. Uitg. Alfa, 1986. Paper. Illust. $10

Graphic Arts Manual. Arno Press, 1980. $10

Adventure and Art: The First One Hundred Years of Printing, Paul Needham and Michael Joseph. An Exhibition of Books, Woodcuts, and Illustrated Leaves Printed between 1455 and 1555. Illust. Rutgers Univ. Libraries, 1999. Paper, Like new. $10

Catalogue of an Exhibition of Monuments of Printing 1455-1500, including first editions of the great classical and medieval authors, January, 1931. The Rosenbach Company. Paper. $10

Private Press Books and Books about Private Press Books. Catalogue 194. Oak Knoll Books, c. 1996. 3 sm. brown smudges on upper, outer corner of cover. $10

Classical Typography in the Computer Age. Papers presented at a Clark Library Seminar in 1988 by Hermann Zapf and John Dreyfus. William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA, 1991. Paper. $10

The Elements of Typographic Style, Robert Bringhurst. Version 3.2. Hartley and Marks, 2005. Red ribbon marker. Like new. $20

A.T.A. Type Comparison Book, Frank Merriman. On the occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the First Printing from Roman Type, at Subiaco, Italy, 1464-65. Advertising Typographers Assoc. of America, 1965. $10

Printing Presses: History and Development from the Fifteenth Century to Modern Times, James Moran. Univ. of California Press, 1978. Clear vinyl over paper cover. B/w plates. $10

American Iron Hand Presses, Stephen O. Saxe. The Story of the Iron Hand Press in America, with fifteen Wood Engravings by John DePol. Oak Knoll Books, 1992. Paper. $10

Merrie England by Nunquam, Robert Blatchford. London, 1893; facsimile reprint 1977. $10

Tekstwijzer: Een gids voor het grafisch verwerken van tekst, K. F. Treebus. 2nd ed. Staatsuitgeverij, 1983. Stiffened paper covers. As if unread. $10

Schrijfwijzer: Handboek voor duidelijk taalgebruik, J. Renkema. 2nd ed. Staatsuitgeverij, 1979. Stiffened paper covers. As if unread. $10

Aldus Manutius and his Thesaurus cornucopiae of 1496, trans. Antje Lemke. Syracuse Univ. Press, 1958. Some facsimile pages. Clear dust wrapper. $10

In Praise of Aldus Manutius: A Quincentenary Exhibition H. George Fletcher. Pierpont Morgan Library, 1995. Paper. Like new. $10

Johann Gutenberg: Inventor of Printing, Victor Scholderer. Trustees of the British Museum, 1970. Paper.

The 19th book: Tesoro de poveri, Lessing J. Rosenwald. Library of Congress, 1961.$10

Het boek in Nederland in de 16de eeuw, P. van Boheemen, N. J. P. van der Lof, E. van Meurs. Rijksmuseum Meermanno-Westreenianum, 1986. Exhibition catalogue. Oversize paper. $10

Kneep en binding: Een terminologie voor de beschrijving van de constructies van oude boekbanden, W. K. Gnirrep, J. P. Gumbert, J. A. Szirmai. Koninklijke Bibliotheek, 1997. Many illust. Oversize paper. $40. Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, Matt T. Roberts and Don Etherington. Library of Congress, 1982. $10.

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

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 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 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

The Poetics of Alliteration, Alan T. Gaylord. Medieval Perspectives. The Chaucer Studio: Occasional Readings 26. This is Prof. Gaylord's plenary address presented at the Southeast Medieval Association meeting of 1998. Bound booklet and accompanying CD. SAMLA, with the Chaucer Studio, 1999. $10

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 Poet's Notebook: The Personal Manuscript of Charles d'Orleans (Paris BnF MS fr. 25458), Mary-Jo Arn. Texts and Transitions 3. Brepols, 2008. Like new. $50

In Defense of French Poetry: An Essay in Revaluation, William Calin. Pennsylvania State Univ. Press, 1987. Dust wrapper (repaired tear). $10

Medieval French Literature: An Introduction, Michel Zink; trans. Jeff Rider. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 19. MRTS, 1995. Paper. Pencil marks in chap. 9. Le purgatoire d'amours, ed. Sandrine Thonon. Travaux de la faculte de philosophie et lettres de l'Universite catholique de Louvain 41. Section de philologie romane 15. Presses Universitaires de Louvain, 1998. Paper. Clean. $20

The Comedy of Eros: Medieval French Guides to the Art of Love, trand. Norman R. Shapiro.Univ. of Illinois Press, 1997. Paper. Like new. $10

La Cite des Hommes: Eustache Deschamps, expression poetique et vision politique, Thierry Lassabatere. Etudes d'histoire medievale 12. Champion, 2011. Like new. $50

La belle dame sans mercyet les poesies lyriques, Alain Chartier; ed. Arthur Piaget. Textes litteraires francais. Droz, 1949. Paper. Clean. $10. Le Cycle de La Belle Dame sans Mercy: Une anthologie poetique du XVe siecle (BnF MS Fr. 1131)., Alain Chartier, Baudet Herenc, Achille Caulier. Ed and trans. David F. Hult. Champion Classiques, serie Moyen Age. Chamion, 2003. Paper. $20

Les pelerinages allegoriques, Guillaume de Digulleville. Ed. Frederic Duval and Fabienne Pomel. Interferences. PUR, 2008. Paper. Like new. $20

The Pilgrimage of Human Life (Le Pelerinage de la vie humaine), Guillaume de Deguileville; trans. Eugene Clasby. Garland Library of Medieval Literature, vol. 76, ser. B. Garland, 1992. $40

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', Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun; trans. Harry W. Robbins; ed. Charles W. Dunne. Medieval Studies. Syracuse Univ. Press, 1962; rpt. 2002. Paper. Like new. $20

Le roman de la rose, ed. Daniel poirion. Garnier-Flammarion, 1974. Paper. $10

Rethinking the 'Romance of the Rose': Text, Image, Reception, ed. Kevin Brownlee and Sylvia Huot. Middle Ages Series. Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1992. Paper. Like new. $10

Debating the 'Roman de la rose': A Critical Anthology, ed. Christine McWebb. Routledge Medieval Texts. Routledge, 2007. Paper. Like new. $30

Die rose van Heinric van Aken, met de fragmenten der tweede vertaling . . ., ed. Eelco Verwijs. HES, 1976. Paper. Very few neat marks in ink. $20

Der minnen loep van Dirc Potter: Studie over een middelnederlandse 'ars amandi', ed. A. M. J. van Buuren. [with English summary, pp. 309-21] HES, 1979. Paper. Clean. $20

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

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

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

Music

Early Music Discography: From Plainsong to the Sons of Bach, comp. Trevor Croucher. Vol 1: Record Index; Vol. 2: Composer, Plainsong, Anonymous Work and Performer Indexes. Library Association, 1981. Clean. $10

Capturing Music: The Story of Notation, Thomas Forrest Kelly. With CD (recordings by Blue Heron). Norton, 2015. Like new. $20

Anonymous 4 (CDs):

all 3 for $10

11,000 Virgins: Chants for the Feast of St. Ursula, Hildegard von Bingen. Sung by Anonymous 4. $10

Music in the Age of Chaucer, Nigel Wilkins. Chaucer Studies 1. D.S. Brewer, 1979. Oversized paper. Musical examples. Clean. $10

Miscellaneous

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

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 and Series

Univ. of Toronto Press and the British Library $10

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.

A Manual of the Writings in Middle English 1050-1500, ed. Albert E. Hartung. Based on the Wells Manual and 9 supplements. Vols. 1-8. Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences. $40 A Transcript of the Registers of the Company of Stationers of London 1554-1640 A.D. London, 1894; Rpt. Gloucester, Mass: Peter Smith 1967. 5 volumes in 8. Library cloth binding. Clean. $100

TEXT: An Interdisciplinary Annual of Textual Studies vol. 1-11 (1981-1998). $20

Gesta International Center of Medieval Art. Vols. 15 (1976) to 54 (2015). 2 issues per year. $10 (customer pays actual postage: media mail)

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