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1 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Muscatine, Charles CHAUCER AND THE FRENCH TRADITION: A Study in Style and Meaning
Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, (1960) Second printing. Hardcover. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper, else near fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine; in a price-clipped dust jacket with shelfwear, tanning to the spine, scattered pencil-marks to front panel, and internal nicks to the spine. 282pp. 
A study of Chaucer's poetic style, analyzed from a modern perspective, with an emphasis on form and style rather than content. Muscatine creates a new outlook on Chaucer's poetic development, and new interpretations of his major poems. Notes, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 (Peters, Ellis). Whiteman, Robin THE CADFAEL COMPANION: The World of Brother Cadfael
London: Macdonald, (1991). 0356200523 / 9780356200521 First edition, First printing. Square quarto. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth ornamented in gilt with device to front cover, lettering to spine, decorated endpapers, printed on cream stock in black with blue intial letters and decorations, with blue ribbon marker; in illustrated dust jacket. 
Unusually handsome, dauntingly comprehensive guide to the Cadfael mysteries: people, places, properties and herbs mentioned in the (then) eighteen novels and three stories. Maps, appendices, glossaries, bibliography. With an introduction by Peters. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 Clare, Alys ASHES OF THE ELEMENTS
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2001). 0312261241 / 9780312261245 First U.S. edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in slick, illustrated wraps. 
The second Hawkenlye mystery set in medieval England. Abbess Helewise investigates the murder of a lumberjack that has been attributed to the mythical Forest People. The Abbess enters the forest to find a less supernatural solution. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Doherty, P.C. THE CROWN IN DARKNESS
New York: St. Martin's Press, ((1988). 0312017545 / 9780312017545 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a lightly age-toned, else fine dust jacket. 
A Medieval Mystery set during the reign of Edward I. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 Highsmith, Domini KEEPER AT THE SHRINE
New York: St. Martin's, (1994). 031213102X / 9780312131029 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A medieval mystery. "A crackling good read. Murder, treachery, corruption and romance- it's got the lot with the added bonus that Miss Highsmith is a damn good writer with lots of imagination." --Bradford Telegraph 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Morson, Ian A PSALM FOR FALCONER
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1997). 0312168330 / 9780312168339 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration by David M. Bowers. 
A William Falconer medieval mystery, the fourth in the series. "The author really shakes the dust out of Oxford's historical past."--NY Times Book Review. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Peters, Ellis A RARE BENEDICTINE
(London): Headline, (1988). 0747200769 / 9780747200765 First edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in an illustrated dust jacket that shows a hint of edge wear. Tall octavo. 
Three tales which chronicle Brother Cadfael's entry into the monastery at Shrewsbury. With beautiful color illustrations by Clifford Harper. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 Peters, Ellis THE VIRGIN IN THE ICE
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1983. 0688016723 / 9780688016722 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Sixth Brother Cadfeal medieval mystery by Edith Pargeter under her Peters nom de plume. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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9 Sedley, Kate THE BROTHERS OF GLASTONBURY
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2001). 0312272820 / 9780312272821 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
The seventh novel in Kate Sedley's acclaimed series. "Roger the Chapman, an itinerant peddler of uncommon insight and intelligence, returns to solve another spine-tingling medieval mystery cloaked in greed, treachery, and suspense."--Booklist. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Withington, Robert ENGLISH PAGEANTRY: An Historical Outline
New York: Benjamin Blom, Inc., (1963). 0405090986 / 9780405090981 Reprint. Two volumes. Volume One originally published in 1918 and Volume Two in 1926 by the Harvard University Press. Hardcover. Faint dots of stain to both spines, Volume II has light soil to the page edges, a mildly bumped upper corner tip to the rear cover, else both splendid, near fine examples of this classic work; no dust jackets, as issued. 693 pages. 
Fascinating history of the English pageant (or folk display, procession, or play) from its early forms in the Medieval era to its early 20th century incarnations in the U.S. With 34 b&w illustrations (including both frontispieces), bibliography, index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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