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Author Name:    SISAM, Kenneth

Title:   Studies in the History of Old English Literature. Third Printing in dustjacket

Publisher:    At the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1967, 

Seller ID:   108209

SISAM, Kenneth. Studies in the History of Old English Literature. Oxford : At the Clarendon Press, (1967). Third Printing, from corrected sheets of the Firs Edition. Pp (4),[v]-vi,(2),[1]-314,(2). Index. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : 1. Cynewulf and his poetry. 2. The authority of Old English poetical manuscripts. 3. 'Seasons of fasting'. 4. The Beowulf manuscript. 5. The compilation of the Beowulf manuscript. 6. The Exeter book. 7. Marginalia in the Vercelli book. 8. Dialect origins of the earlier Old English verse. 9. The publication of Alfred's Pastoral care. 10. MSS. Bodley 340 and 342: Ælfric's Catholic homilies. 11. An Old English translation of a letter from Wynfrith to Eadburga (A.D. 716-17) in Cotton MS. Otho C 1 ; Addendum: The verses prefixed to Gregory's Dialogues. 12. The authenticity of certain texts in Lambard's Archaionomia -- Humfrey Wanley. Notes: A. The relationship of Æthelred's codes V and VI; B. Liber monstrorum andEnglish heroic legend; C. The arrangement of the Exeter book; D. The autho rship of the verse translation of Boethius's Metra; E. The order of Ælfric's early books. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 22.00


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