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1 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Bennett, H.S. CHAUCER AND THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY
(London): Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Mild wear to spine ends, shelf wear to lower edges, particularly corners, name and date written in ink to front free endpaper, else a near fine copy in blue cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 
Part one of Volume II of THE OXFORD HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. This volume analyzes Chaucer and surveys 15th Century literature in the light of modern scholarship. Chronological tables, bibliography, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Giffin, Mary STUDIES ON CHAUCER AND HIS AUDIENCE
Hull, Quebec, Canada: Les Editions L'Eclair 1956. First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine; no dust jacket. Illustrated with seven photographic reproductions (two in color) on coated stock, including frontispiece. 
A detailed study of four poems which Chaucer appears to have written for particular audiences. Two of the poems are meant to be read aloud, and two written for readers, three for groups and one for the king. 127 pages, index, notes. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Heffernan, Thomas J., editor STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER: Volume 5 1983
Knoxville, Tennessee: The New Chaucer Society, 1983. 0937664642 / 9780937664643 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering and illustration to the front cover, and gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 280pp. 
The New Chaucer Society's annual collection of articles and reviews about the medieval poet, including pieces on medieval narrative, chivalry, and comedy in allegory. Includes the Society's Presidential address, bibliography, author index, general index. 
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4 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Heffernan, Thomas J., editor STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER: Volume 7 1985
Knoxville, Tennessee: The New Chaucer Society, 1985. 0933784066 / 9780933784062 First edition. Hardcover. Mild bump to lower edge of the front cover, else a very nearly fine copy in blue cloth with gilt lettering and illustration to the front cover, and gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 350pp. 
The New Chaucer Society's annual collection of scholarly articles and reviews, including pieces on the spirituality of the High Middle Ages, astrology in English literature, and the structure of THE CANTERBURY TALES. Bibliography, author index, index. 
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5 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Heffernan, Thomas J., editor STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER: Volume 8 1986
Knoxville, Tennessee: The New Chaucer Society, 1986. 0933784090 / 9780933784093 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering and illustration to the front cover, and gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 
Articles and reviews about medieval literature from the New Chaucer Society, including pieces on poetic symbolism, medicine in Chaucer's time, and women writers of the Middle Ages. Annotated bibliography, author index, index. 353pp. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Howard, Donald R. CHAUCER: His Life, His Works, His World
New York: E.P. Dutton, (1987). 052524400X / 9780525244004 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild foxing to the page edges, else near fine in brown cloth over brown boards, with map-decorated endpapers; in a price-clipped illustrated dust jacket. Royal octavo. 636 pages; 16 pages of photos, chronology, references, notes, index. 
Biography of the poet. Three reigns of England are examined through Chaucer's eyes. Winner of the 1987 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography. 
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7 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Meech, Sanford B. DESIGN IN CHAUCER'S TROILUS
(Syracuse, New York): Syracuse University Press, (1959). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in decorative cloth and dark blue top-edge coloring; in a dust jacket that shows some minor edge tears, pale discoloration, an internal chip and related snags at upper spine. 529pp. 
A study of the transformation of Boccaccio's FILOSTRATO into Chaucer's love poem TROILUS AND CRISEYDE. Meech examines the text to reveal the similarities and the departures from the original to clarify Chaucer's poetic design. Notes, index. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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8 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Muscatine, Charles POETRY AND CRISIS IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER
Notre Dame and London: University of Notre Dame Press, (1972). 0268004595 / 9780268004590 First edition. With folded publisher's advertisement laid in. Hardcover. Mild fading to the spine, and a tiny nick to upper shelf edge cloth, else near fine in fushia cloth with gilt lettering to the front cover and spine; no dust jacket. Notes, index. 
A collection of four essays from lectures given by Professors Ward and Phillips in 1969 at the University of Notre Dame, that dealt with the issue of the relevance of the study of medieval works, utilizing specific texts to reveal their significance. 
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9 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Payne, F. Anne CHAUCER AND MENIPPEAN SATIRE
Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, (1981). 0299081702 / 9780299081706 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Payne places Chaucer's poems within the Menippean satire genre, which illuminates three of the more difficult works, TROILUS AND CRISEYDE, "The Nun's Priest's Tale," and "The Knight's Tale." Notes, index. 
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10 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Pearcy, Roy J., editor STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER: Volume 4 1982
(Norman, Oklahoma): The New Chaucer Society, 1982. 0933784031 / 9780933784031 First edition. Hardcover. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper, spots of soil to the fore-edge of the text block, and mild lean, else a near fine copy in blue cloth with gilt illustration and lettering to cover, and gilt lettering to spine; no dust jacket. 
Articles and reviews from the New Chaucer Society, including pieces on Chaucer's use of punctuation and language, Theban history in TROILUS, and approaches to teaching his works. Bibliography, author index, general index. 
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11 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Speirs, John CHAUCER THE MAKER
London: Faber and Faber, (1962). Reprint. Hardcover. Near fine in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine; in a lightly age-toned dust jacket with soiling to the rear panel, and mild wear to the extremities. 
An introduction to Chaucer's life and works, which examines the social background behind his writings, revealing the skill, humor, and humanity contained within the poems. Speirs argues Chaucer is an essential forerunner to later literature. Index. 
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12 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Thurston, Paul T. ARTISTIC AMBIVALENCE IN CHAUCER'S KNIGHT'S TALE
Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida Press, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. A hint of soiling to the page edges, else a bright fine copy; in a dust jacket with small tears and nicks to the edges, a small chip to the upper spine panel, and age-toning to the spine panel and edges. Illustrated frontispiece, notes, bibliography. 
A study of Chaucer's "The Knight's Tale" with an emphasis on the satiric elements of the poem. Thurston argues that as opposed to praising the ideals of the age of chivalry, the poem is meant as satire, and questions those cherished traditions. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13 (Dante Alighieri). Daniello, Bernardino L'ESPOSITIONE DI BERNARDINO DANIELLO DA LUCCA SOPRA LA COMEDIA DI DANTE
Hanover and London: University Press of New England, (1989). 0874513480 / 9780874513486 First edition thus. Edited by Robert Hollander and Jeffrey Schnapp; with Kevin Brownlee and Nancy Vickers. In Italian. Hardcover. Fine, in red cloth lettered and ruled in gilt to the spine; no dust jacket, as issued. Works cited; abbreviations; biblical citation index; non-biblical citation index. 
First published posthumously in 1568, this detailed humanist commentary on Dante's trilogy by Renaissance man of letters Bernardino Daniello has never been reprinted in its entirety until this edition. In the original Italian. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Blackburn, Paul, translator POEM OF THE CID
New York: American R.D.M. Corporation Publishers, (1966). First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Introduction by Glen Willbern, Study*Master series editor; Volume T-44 in the series. Trade Paperback. Sticker residue stain to the front cover, light age-toning, and tiny nick to the lower front cover and page edges, else a near fine unread copy in bright printed wraps. 155 pages, notes, selected references. 
Blackburn's extraordinarily important modern translation of the medieval Spanish poem POEMA DE MIO CID is designed to be read aloud, just as the original tale would have been delivered. Scarce. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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15 Bush, Douglas CLASSICAL INFLUENCES IN RENAISSANCE LITERATURE: Martin Classical Lectures Volume XIII
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Rubbing to covers, minor wear to spine ends, light tanning to pages, bumped upper rear cover corner, mild fading to spine, else very good plus copy in blue cloth with gilt Oberlin College seal to front cover and gilt lettering to spine; no dust jacket. 
Two lectures which were delivered at Oberlin College during the autumn of 1947. The lectures are surveys of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, including the literature, life, and thought in a half dozen countries over many centuries. Notes. 
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16 Calin, William THE EPIC QUEST: Studies in Four Old French Chansons de Geste
Baltimore, Maryland: The John Hopkins Press, (1966). 0801801001 / 9780801801006 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine, in a price-clipped dust jacket with the rear panel showing some tiny closed edge tears, a few very pale smudges of soiling, and light creasing. A nice copy. 
"Chansons de geste" is the term which designates the Old French epic poems celebrating the deeds of Charlemagne, his barons, and other feudal lords of the Carolingian era. This study utilizes modern literary criticism to explore four of these poems. 
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17 Doherty, P.C. THE FATE OF PRINCES
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1991). 0312054297 / 9780312054298 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A hint of foxing to the page fore-edges and lower page edges, else near fine in black boards with silver titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with a faint line of smudge. 
The seventh in the Richard II and the Princes in the Tower medieval mystery series by the author and winner of the Herodotus Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in historical mysteries. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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18 Fisher, John H., editor THE MEDIEVAL LITERATURE OF WESTERN EUROPE: A Review of Research, Mainly 1930-1960
(New York): The New York University Press, 1966. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a lightly shelfworn illustrated dust jacket. 432 pages, index. 
The Modern Language Association surveys works about the Middle Ages which appeared between 1930 and 1960, when there was a major re-examination of the medieval period by scholars and critics, particularly in the United States. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 Gravdal, Kathryn VILAIN AND COURTOIS: Transgressive Parody in French Literature of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries
Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, (1989). 0803221266 / 9780803221260 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in fuchsia cloth; in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration reproduces ''Trubert exacts payment from the duke of Burgundy for the striped goat.'' 192 pages, ten illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. 
A study of the use of two figures, the tricky peasant and the bumbling nobleman or knight, in the parodies of medieval French literature, with a focus on four texts, le Clerc's FERGUS, AUDIGIER, ROMAN DE RENART, and the TRUBERT of de Lavesne. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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KNIGHTHOOD IN THE MORTE D'ARTHUR, Kennedy, Beverly
20 Kennedy, Beverly KNIGHTHOOD IN THE MORTE D'ARTHUR
(Cambridge): D.S. Brewer, (1985). 0859911780 / 9780859911788 First edition. Hardcover in dust jacket. Fine; in a near fine, dust jacket with mild fading to the spine and fore-edges. 
Octavo. 394 pages; notes, bibliography and index. Professor Kennedy puts Malory's concern with knighthood at the very heart of the Morte D' Arthur. She identifies three types of knight: the Heroic (Gawain), the Worshipful (Tristram and Arthur), and the True (Lancelot, Gareth and the Grail Knights), and argues that this knightly typology creates the thematic unity of the Morte D'Arthur. It also allows Malory to develop two quite different contexts, one pragmatic and political, the other religious and providential, within which the reader may judge why Arthur's reign ended in catastrophe. Arthurian Studies XI. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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