Near Fine in J Near Fine jacket. 8vo Dust Jacket Conditon: Near Fine. ix, 304 pp, introduction, list of abbreviations, I. The Background of the Old French Epic: Historical and Literary; II. The Epic Cycles and the Gest du Roi; III. LeCycle de Guillame or Cycle Narbonnais; IV. The Cycle of Revolted Barons or Feudal Cycle; V. The Chanson de Roland; VI. Some Characters in the Guillaume Cycle: 1. Tuillaume; 2. Guillaume and Guibourg; 3. Guillaume and his Nephews; VII. Raol fe Cambrai and Some Other Rebellious Barons; VIII. The Heathen in the Old French epic; IX. The Traitor and His Punishment; X. Some Isolated Chansonds de Geste: 1. Gormont et Isembart; 2. La Chanson d' Ariol; 3. Le Pelerinage de Charlemagne; 4. Amis et Amiles; XI. The Old French Epic Outside France: 1. In England; 2. In Germany; 3. In Southern France; 4. In Italy; 5. Epic Legends in Scandinavia; XII. Epic Traditions; editions of texts cited, index of proper names. First Edition, 1951. Not Price Clipped. Small owner's ex libris plate on front pastedown. Only the slightest wear dj with lightly age-toned spine of same. Very light partial foxing to free endpapers, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine.
Used-Good. Good hardback in Good price-clipped dust jacket. Owner's inscription on front free end paper; binding tight; blue cloth faded on spine; dust jacket shelf-worn, with fraying at head of discoloured spine.
Very Good+ No Dust Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. ix, 304 pages. Binding is blue cloth. Study of French epic works, examples of epic cyles and geste du roi, chanson de geste; the Guillame Cycle, etc. A nice, tight copy. Some foxing to endpapers and page edges.
Near Fine. Reprint, 1971, hardcover, octavo, 304pp., not illustrated. Book near fine with mild wear to spine ends and corners, binding tight, previous owner's signature to front flyleaf, otherwise text clean and unmarked. No DJ.
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