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Illustrations of Anglo-Saxon Poetry


  • Author:
    Conybeare, John Josias
  • Publisher:
    Harding and Lepard, London, 1826
  • Catalog ID:
    1307489
  • Our ref:
    1307489

Edited together with Additional Notes, Introductory Notices &c, By His brother William Daniel Conybeare. First edition, 1826. Hardback. xcvi, 286pp plus errata page at end. Modern rebinding with new endpapers. Green cloth spine over dove grey boards. What appears to be the original title panel pasted to spine cover. John Josias Conybeare was a renowned scholar of Anglo-Saxon and went on to be the Rawlinson Professor of Anglo-Saxon (appointed in 1809) and afterwards professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford. This book brings together a wide selection of Anglo-Saxon poetry, along with the original texts there are translations and sections of analysis together with essays on the structure of the poetry. The book was edited by John Josias's younger brother William Daniel and published after his death (John Josias d.1824). Book in very good condition. Minor soiling to the boards. All pages are present but a small number of gatherings are loose (iii - xiv) or loosening (3 - 14, 35 - 46, 195 - 206). The majority are firmly bound. The paper is virtually free of any spotting and the text is bright and clear. There is a very occasional pencil mark to the text. The front paste down has the printed book plate of the late Eric Gerald Stanley (1923 - 2018), who was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford. There is also a fragment of a library label ('Instituion of South Wales, Swansea') attached to front flyleaf. A newspaper clipping (relating to a monument to Caedmon) has been attached to the blank page preceding the section on the Hymn of Caedmon. This has resulted is some discolouration to the adjacent pages.
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