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The Homilies of Aelfric


  • Author:
    Aelfric
  • Publisher:
    The Aelfric Society, London,
  • Catalog ID:
    1307580
  • Our ref:
    1307580

Bound in three matching volumes together with The Poetry of the Codex Vercellensis and The Anglo-Saxon Dialogues of Salamon and Saturn. Original softcover publications from The Aelfric Society bound in three matching volumes. Modern blue cloth with gilt to spines. Original covers bound-in at the start and end of each part. The Homilies have a parallel English translation by Benjamin Thorpe, the poetry of the Cod. Vercellencis and Salaomon & Saturn are accompanied by English translation by J. M. Kemble. The contents are as follows: Volume I: Homilies. Vol I, Part I (1843) pp 1 - 112; Part II (1843) pp 113 - 224; Part III (1843) pp 225 - 336; Part IV (1844) pp 337 - 448, [2]; Part V (1844) pp 449 -624, xv. Volume II: Homilies. Vol II, Part VI (1845) pp 1 - 112; Part VII (1845) pp 113 - 224; Part VIII (1846) pp 225 - 336; Part IX (1846) pp 337 - 448; Part X (1846) pp 449 - 614, vii. Volume III: Codex Vercellensis etc. No. 5 bis. Part I The Legend of St Andrew (1844) pp xvi, 100, [2]; No. 6. Part 2. Elene and Minor Poems. (1846) pp x, 110; No. 8 Part I. Salamon and Saturn (1845) pp 1 - 112; Part II. (1847) pp 113 - 220; No. 14 Part III. (1848) pp 221 - 326, v. All three volumes appear to have been bound at the same time and the bindings are in near fine condition. All three have the printed bookplate of Eric Gerald Stanley to the front pastedowns. Eric Stanley was Rawlinson & Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at the University of Oxford. The original soft covers of The Aelfric Society publications are a little soiled but all in good condition and appear to have once been the property of Ely Cathedral and there are some neat stamps saying "sold by order of the Dean and Chapter" to the versos of the original soft covers. Volume three has loose gathering (pp 81 - 96), otherwise all pages are present in all volumes and secure. There is a little spotting to the prelims of each of the publications and there is a small number light pencil notes and underlinings.

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