Metrical Romances of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fiftheenth Centuries. Published from Ancient Manuscripts. With an Introduction, Notes & a Glossery By...

By: Weber, Henry William

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Metrical Romance is another term for Chivalric Romance. Whether written in prose or verse, Metrical Romances were incredibly popular in Medieval Europe. Its emphasis on heterosexual love and courtly manners distinguishes it from other kinds of epic, in which masculine military herosim predominates. 8vo. 7.5x4.5 inches. pp [xxxvii], 381; [vi]479; [iv] 459, [3] pages, half-titles and errata present; nineteenth century full pebbled dark green-black hard grain morocco, spines lettered in gilt. An attractive set. Weber was described by Scott as "a man of very superior attainments, an excellent linguist and geographer, and a remarkable antiquary." The present work, "admirably edited" (Southey), contains 'Kyng Alisaunder Parts 1 &2; Sir Cleges; Lay Le Freine; Richard Couer De Lion; The Life of Ipomydon; Amis and Amiloun; The Seuyn Ages; Octouian Imperator; Sir Amadas; The Hunting of The Hare; Notes; Glossary; & Various Readings and Corrections & The Final Leaf of Errata. English poetry- Middle English, 1100-1500: Romances, English. A classic work. Complete as issued. Very minor wear to spine, covers and corner., minor sporadic toning/foxing, else, pages are clean and bright. The bindings are tight and intact. Previous owners bookplate on the front paste downs.

Title: Metrical Romances of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fiftheenth Centuries. Published from Ancient Manuscripts. With an Introduction, Notes & a Glossery By...

Author Name: Weber, Henry William

Categories: Literature,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London, George Ramsay & Co. for Arnold Constable: 1810

Binding: Leather

Book Condition: Near Fine

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Type: Book

Seller ID: 8vf91

Keywords: Classic Literature