This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. No dust jacket. This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. No dust jacket.
Very Good. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. "An English poem of the fourteenth century translated into modern prose with an introduction by Kate M Warren, a lecturer in English Language at the University of London-unusual to find a woman scholar so early...Preface is dated 1913.
Very Good. Very good duodecimo hardcover in blue binding without dust jacket. Wear and rubbing to the edges of the boards (mainly on the head and heel of the spine and the corners of the panels) with bumping to the head and heel of the spine. Some scuffing to the covers with browning along the edges and spine. Pages are lightly browned. Endpapers are browned. Name of the previous owner on the front pastedown endpaper. 168 pages with footnotes and 4 appendices (1. the most important of the longer passages added to Piers the Plowman in the C-text, 2. specimens of the original text from the B-version [about 1377], 3. outline of the controversy, 4. a note on books). A translation into Modern English of this classic Middle English allegorical poem on the poet's dream efforts, aided by Piers the Plowman, to reach the tower of Truth.
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