Phillipps Manuscript 8336 [Catalogue 79]; The Famous Fourteenth Century Composite Volume containing Eighty Separate Texts (of which no less than forty-five are unique). William H. Robinson, Ltd.

Phillipps Manuscript 8336 [Catalogue 79]; The Famous Fourteenth Century Composite Volume containing Eighty Separate Texts (of which no less than forty-five are unique)

London: William H. Robinson, n.d. [1949 ]. First edition. Sewn paperbound. The subtitle continues: "Including the autograph manuscript of the lyrics of an otherwise unknown early fourteenth century English poet, the earliest manuscript of the first treatise on hunting written by an Englishman, etc. etc.  The volume as a whole constituting a principal source of Anglo-Norman literature and the most important authority for the works of Nicholas Bozon the Anglo-Norman poet."
xv, 25 pp. + 3 plates.  Bibliotheca Phillippica bookplate (or facsimile) mounted to front cover. Very good (lightly bumped, covers browned). Item #30266

Bookseller catalogue offering for 8,500 pounds this celebrated manuscript, now British Library MS Add. 46919.  Introduction followed by a summary of each folio and related references.  One of 500 copies.  Scarce.

Price: $40.00

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