Quarter-bound in pale green cloth and buff paper. Moderate to heavy edgewear, age toning to both cloth and paper. Previous owner's bookplate on FFEP, all 3 vols.
No additional printings listed. Green cloth covers with gilt titles to spine. Vol. 2 gilt rubbed, faded. Light rubbing, shelfwear to all surfaces: boards, edges, corners, ends of spine. Silverfish damage to cloth of boards, quite light on vol. 1, somewhat more extensive on the back board of vol. 2, but still light overall (nothing damaging the integrity of either volume). Back hinges starting, both volumes.
The book itself is not signed but includes a card with the inscription 'With Mr Thackeray's compliments, Thursday June 4th' written in what appears to be the author's handwriting. ND, 8vo, 526 pgs. Half bound leather with gilt decoration on spine, green cloth boards. No date, appears to be turn of the 20th century. Text includes numerous plate, b&w and full color. Text clean throughout, binding solid. Leather on spine lightly rubbed, gilt faded but fully legible. Marbled edges of block lightly faded but still clean and clear. Edge of front endpaper and first couple pgs of text lightly dust soiled. Otherwise a near fine book.
This facsimile edition is a complete reproduction of the most reliable of the medieval manuscripts of The Canterbury Tales-the Hengwrt Manuscript (or Peniarth 392 D), now in the National Library of Wales, in Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire. Because it is to serve as the basic text of the Tales for the projected multivolume Variorum Edition of Chaucer's complete works, much deliberation was given to the choice of the Hengwrt Manuscript. Scribed in the late fourteenth or early fifteenth century, it is one of the earliest extant manuscripts of the Tales.
volume 1 of a variorum edition of the works of geoffrey chaucer. edited by paul g. ruggiers.
This acclaimed volume explores and unravels the contexts, readings, genres, intertextualities and debates within Anglo-Saxon studies.
- Brings together specially-commissioned contributions from a team of leading European and American scholars.
- Embraces both the literature and the cultural background of the period.
- Combines the discussion of primary material and manuscript sources with critical analysis and readings.
- Considers the past, present and future of Anglo-Saxon studies
Twenty leading Jamesians, in chapters written especially for this reference volume, canvas all areas of Henry James studies, including James's own criticism and critical theory, his novels, tales, plays, travel writings, notebooks, letters, and autobiographies, and his critical reception. Also featured are two appendixes comprising annotated chronologies, one of James's principal publications in book form, the other of landmarks of James criticism and scholarship. The first section, on criticism and theory, opens with a concise overview of criticism on Henry James. The central section of the volume is devoted to James's fiction, from the early years, middle years, the experimental period, and the later fiction, including the short stories. Additional writings focus on special topics, including comparison of James with his European peers, a study of James from a feminist view, an assessment of James's use of the visual arts, and an analysis of James's many revisions of his own works. A section on James's nonfiction includes his epistolary art, his travel book English Hours, his drama, and the social commentary in James's account of his return to America from an expatriate life abroad in The American Scene. The scholars draw upon nearly seven hundred books and articles, which are compiled in a list of works cited.
Itself a companion to Robert Gale's A Henry James Encyclopedia (Greenwood Press, 1989), A Companion to Henry James Studies is a carefully structured survey of scholarship, designed as a library reference volume that will be of interest and value to students and scholars of Henry James and specialists in American literature generally.