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Medieval/Renaissance Studies

Medieval/Renaissance Studies

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1 The Story of Lionbruno (Historia di Lionbruno)
Toronto, Canada The Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections, Toronto Public Library, 1976 Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket Hard Cover 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Sturdy, attractive hardcover copy, slender, with pink illustration stamped to cover, title gilt, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, and only minimal wear to covers and tips. Judith St. John provided the Note that appears at the end of the book, noting also that the first appearance of the book dates to about 1525. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 5.40 USD
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2 Allen, P.S. The Age of Erasmus, Lectures Delivered in the Universities of Oxford and London
New York Russell & Russell, 1963 Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket Hard Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Clean and tight, with no markings in the text and minimal wear to the boards. Mild discoloration to endpapers; previous owner's name on front endpaper; faint musty odor. Reprint of the 1914 edition. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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The Heavenly Jerusalem: a mediaeval song of the joys of the Church Triumphant, Andrews, William Loring
3 Andrews, William Loring The Heavenly Jerusalem: a mediaeval song of the joys of the Church Triumphant
New York Charles Scribner's Sons, 1908 Very Good 
An unusually lovely copy that is beautifully produced and illustrated and lovely to hold in one's hands. Published in First Edition state by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1908, a particularly lovely copy of this Limited Edition, being one of only 120 copies printed upon "Arches" hand-made paper, and illustrated throughout. Fine frontis portrait, protected by tissue guard. The binding is stiff cardboard wraps, with gilt lettering and illustrations, split brown paper covers present, but halved, chipped. Housed in a publisher's slipcase, worn with rubbing. xxviii + 77 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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4 Aubert, Marcel The Art of the High Gothic Era
New York Greystone Press, 1966 Hard Cover Fine Very Good Hard Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
An unmarked copy with minimal wear to the boards, in a clean dust jacket with one small tear. 224 pp, with color illustrations and index. Part of the "Art of the World" series. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 2.50 USD
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5 Baird-Lange, Lorrayne Y. and Hildegard Schnuttgen A Bibliography of Chaucer 1974-1985
Hamden, Connecticut Archon Books, 1988 First Edition Hard Cover Fine No Dust Jacket Hard Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Superb, attractive and sturdy copy of this valuable bibliography. Stated First Edition, not ex-library, pages bright and clear, tips unbruised, spine and binding tight, and neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Rich, dark green cloth-colored boards with gilt-lettering on cover and on spine. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 7.80 USD
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6 Baird-Lange, Lorrayne Y.; Hildegard Schnuttgen A Bibliography of Chaucer 1974-1985
Hamden, Connecticut Archon Books, 1988 First Edition Hard Cover Fine No Dust Jacket Hard Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Superb, attractive and sturdy copy of this valuable bibliography. Stated First Edition, not ex-library (but with previous owner's book-plate on front paste-down), pages bright and clear, tips unbruised, spine and binding tight, and neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Rich, dark green cloth-colored boards with gilt-lettering on cover and on spine. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 7.80 USD
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7 Barozze, L.; Sabbadini, R. Studi Sul Panormita e Sul Valla
Ann Arbor University Microfilms, 1970 Soft Cover Very Good Soft Cover 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Authorized facsimile (photocopied and bound) reprint of the 1891edition printed in Florence. Perfect bound, in plain blue wraps with label on cover. Binding tight, pages unmarked. 265 pp. Text in Italian. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Mediaeval Studies, Volume 63, 2001, Black, Jonathan et al., eds.
8 Black, Jonathan et al., eds. Mediaeval Studies, Volume 63, 2001
Toronto Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2001 First Edition Softcover Very Good Softcover 8vo 
Ivory paper bindings, only very slightly rubbed at spine ends, corners; front cover just a wee bit smudged, else Near Fine and now in a protective plastic sleeve. In wraps, with lots of black-and-white photos, facsimile illustrations. Contributors include Michael Dunne, Esperanza Bermejo, Martin Dimnik, and Eric Graff. 365 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Images of Sainthood in Medieval Europe, Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Renate and Timea Szell, eds.
9 Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Renate and Timea Szell, eds. Images of Sainthood in Medieval Europe
Ithaca, New York Cornell University Press, 1991 0801497450 / 9780801497452 Soft Cover Near Fine Soft Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Attractive, sturdy copy of this important contribution to medieval literature and studies. Cover slightly furled, text-block square, neither highlighting nor underlining anywhere. Each of the 14 authors discourse upon medieval sainthood in diverse contexts and functions. Illustrated, too. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 7.60 USD
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10 Boitani, Piero; Jill Mann, eds. The Cambridge Chaucer Companion
Cambridge Cambridge University Press, 1997 Soft Cover Fine No Dust Jacket Soft Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sterling condition copy of this trade paperback copy in stock card cover. Complete with notes, bibliography and index. Not ex-library, and neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Comprised of fifteen papers by European and American scholars, cover different aspects of his art, including papers by Paul Strohm, David Wallace, Piero Boitani, Mark Lambert, Jill Mann, C. David Benson, Derek Pearsall, Robert Worth Frank, Jr., A.C. Speaking, Morton W. Bloomfield, Barry Windeatt, Dieter Miehl, Derek Brewer, and Jorge Fichte. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 6.60 USD
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11 Brackenridge, H.S. Modern Chivalry, containing the adventures of a Captain and Teague O'Regan, His Servant
Richmond, Virginia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Johnson & Warner, 1815 Hard Cover Poor No Dust Jacket Hard Cover 24mo 5" - 6" tall 
Handle with care, this classic ode to Chivalric literature. Full leather boards, front cover just barely hanging on, previous owner's inscription on end-paper, dated to 1820, and then a lengthy and almost unreadable inscription inside rear flap. Chipping and scuffing to spine and extremities. Predictable age-toning to pages, moderate degrees of foxing to pages. Still and all, still hangs together--just barely. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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12 Braddy, Haldeen Chaucer and the French Poet Graunson
Baton Rouge Louisiana State University Press, 1947 Soft Cover Very Good Soft Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Soft-paper wraps over thick-cut paper text, not ex-library, pages clean and clear, some chipping to paper wrappers, but neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Index. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 12.40 USD
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13 Brewer, Derek, ed. Geoffrey Chaucer [Writers and Their Background]
Athens, OH Ohio University Press, 1975 0821401831 / 9780821401835 Soft Cover Near Fine Soft Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Trade paperback with very light cover wear. Binding is tight, text is unmarked. An anthology of essays on a variety of aspects of Chaucer's work and culture. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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14 Brown, Peter Chaucer at Work: the making of the Canterbury Tales
London Longman, 1994 Soft Cover Fine No Dust Jacket Soft Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
A clean, tight, unmarked copy, tips unfurled, pages bright and clean, spine and binding tight. Each chapter of this very readable text is broken into two, equally manageable and readable parts, focusing on a single tale and then providing an up-to-date bibliography. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 8.40 USD
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15 Bumgardner, George M., ed. Novelle Cinque: tales from the Veneto
Barre, MAssachusetts Imprint Society, 1974 First Edition Thus Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket Hard Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy and attractive Limited Edition from the Imprint Society, copy number stated in rear. Quarter burgundy cloth and gilt and tan paper over board covers. Tips unbruised, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, paste-downs neat and tidy, and not ex-library; neither highlighting nor underlining. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 6.36 USD
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16 Carman, J. Neale (Translator), Edited By Norris J. Lacy From Camelot to Joyous Guard, The Old French La Mort Le Roi Artu
Lawrence, KS University Press of Kansas, 1974 070060121X / 9780700601219 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ No Dust Jacket Hard Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Yellow cloth boards are clean with little wear except on spine, where lettering is rubbed and beginning to fade--but still legible. Binding is tight, spine square. There is a fairly lengthy previous owner's gift inscription on the reverse of the page bearing the translator's photograph. Otherwise text is free of markings of any kind. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. xxii + 173 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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The Mediaeval Stage, complete in two volumes, Chambers, E.K.
17 Chambers, E.K. The Mediaeval Stage, complete in two volumes
Oxford, United Kingdom Oxford University Press, 1925 Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copies, complete in two volumes, being the 1925 Impression, with unbruised tips, lightly soiled and foxed paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Very slight smudging to bottom text-block tip of Volume I. Green buckram cloth covers, gilt lettering and illustrations to both covers and spines of both volumes. Light sunning to spines, top edges gilt and lightly dust-soiled, bumping to spine head and foot. Volume I is xlii + 419 pp.; Volume II is v + 480 pp. in length. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrimage, Chaucer, Geoffrey; Epitomised by William Calder
18 Chaucer, Geoffrey; Epitomised by William Calder Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrimage
Edinburgh, Scotland William Blackwood and Sons, 1892 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Hardcover Small 8vo 7 
Hardcover copy, red cloth binding, gold lettering on spine, small gold decoration on front cover. Spine a bit darkened; covers lightly scuffed and smudged; binding edges rubbed; spine ends and cover corners just starting to fray. Page block edges, extreme page margins darkened; top page block edge dust-smudged. Tight, square binding; unmarked pages. Canterbury Tales; text of the Prologue in Middle English (accents supplied), followed by the whole poem paraphrased in modern English prose. 259 + 4 + 24 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Book of Troilus and Criseyde, Chaucer, Geoffrey; Robert Kilburn Root, ed.
19 Chaucer, Geoffrey; Robert Kilburn Root, ed. The Book of Troilus and Criseyde
Princeton, New Jersey Princeton University Press, 1930 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive hardcover copy, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clea; moderate wear to covers and tips. Scuffed and slightly frayed spine head and foot, penned notes at endpapers, some articulate, neatly penned and very small notations strewn throughout. Perfectly serviceable reference copy. Notes, index, list of abbreviations, Preface, and Introduction. lxxxix + 572 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Renaissance Letters: Revelations of a World Reborn, Clements, Robert J. and Lorna Levant, eds.
20 Clements, Robert J. and Lorna Levant, eds. Renaissance Letters: Revelations of a World Reborn
New York New York University Press, 1976 0814713629 / 9780814713624 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Hardcover Large 8vo 9" - 10 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Dust jacket fully intact, not price-clipped, but showing moderate shelf- and edge-wear, including chipping along edges, but protected in a plastic sleeve. Brown cloth hardcover with gold lettering on spine, illustrated profusely, and with notes and index. Slight age-toning to endpapers, text. Yet and still, a clean, tightly bound, useful copy. xxvi + 468 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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