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VISIO WILLI de PETRO PLOUHMAN, Item Visionem ejusdem de Dowel, Dobet et Dovest. The Vision of William concerning Peirs Plouhman, and The Visions of the same concerning the Origin, Progress, and Perfection of the Christian Life. by  2 works bound together.:  [William] (Piers Ploughman & Pierce The Ploughmans Crede) - First Edition - 1813 - from Roger Middleton (SKU: 33366)

VISIO WILLI de PETRO PLOUHMAN, Item Visionem ejusdem de Dowel, Dobet et Dovest. The Vision of William concerning Peirs Plouhman, and The Visions of the same concerning the Origin, Progress, and Perfection of the Christian Life.

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VISIO WILLI de PETRO PLOUHMAN, Item Visionem ejusdem de Dowel, Dobet et Dovest. The Vision of William concerning Peirs Plouhman, and The Visions of the same concerning the Origin, Progress, and Perfection of the Christian Life.

by LANGLAND, [William] (Piers Ploughman & Pierce The Ploughmans Crede), 2 works bound together.:

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London, printed by John Harding for John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1813 & 1814.. Ascribed to Robert Langland, A secular Priest of the County of Salop; AND WRITTEN IN, OR IMMEDIATELY AFTER, THE YEAR MCCCLXII. Printed from a MS. contemporary with the author, collated with the two others of great antiquity and exhibting the original text; Together with an introductory discourse, a perpetual commentary, annotations, and a glossary. By Thomas Dunham Whitaker, Vicar of Whalley and Rector of Heysham, in Lancashire. FIRST EDITION OF THIS PRINTING 1813, 2 WORKS BOUND TOGETHER. Thick 4to, approximately 290 x 205 mm, 11½ x 8 inches, apart from the Introductory Discourse, printed throughout in red and black in Gothic type in Middle English with paraphrase notes below, on heavy stock paper, decorative wood-engraved initials and tail-pieces. Pages: [iv], i-xlviii, [iv] - Errata, 1-412, [2], 1-31 - (notes and glossary) followed by: PIERCE the PLOUGHMANS CREDE, printed in red and black, 42 pages including separate half-title and title page dated 1814, plus colophon. Bound by C. S. Smith of Edinburgh in full smooth calf to imitate early binding, gilt lettered label to spine, blind decoration to spine and covers, all edges gilt. Binding rubbed and scuffed, pale offset to pages from text, occasional pale age-browning, free endpapers at front and rear have pale age-browning, bookplate to first pastedown, occasional small pale mark and fox spots to margins, otherwise a very good tight clean copy. Piers Plowman (written c. 137090) or Visio Willelmi de Petro Ploughman (William's Vision of Piers Plowman) is a Middle English allegorical narrative poem by William Langland. It is written in unrhymed alliterative verse divided into sections called passus (Latin for "step"). It is considered by many critics to be one of the greatest works of English literature of the Middle Ages, along with Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and the Pearl Poet's Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Piers Plowman contains the first known allusion to a literary tradition of Robin Hood tales. (Wikipedia). See William Thomas Lownes, The bibliographer's Manual of English Literature, 4 volume edition, Dr. Whitaker "has carefully suppressed all the passages relating to the indecent lives and practices of the Romish Clergy" Volume 3 (pages 1887-1888). THIS IS A VERY HEAVY BOOK AND MAY REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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Roger Middleton GB (GB)
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33366
Title
VISIO WILLI de PETRO PLOUHMAN, Item Visionem ejusdem de Dowel, Dobet et Dovest. The Vision of William concerning Peirs Plouhman, and The Visions of the same concerning the Origin, Progress, and Perfection of the Christian Life.
Author
LANGLAND, [William] (Piers Ploughman & Pierce The Ploughmans Crede), 2 works bound together.:
Book condition
Used
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Hardcover
Place of Publication
London, printed by John Harding for John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1813 & 1814.
Date published
1813
Keywords
Piers Ploughman middle english verse poetry christianity church literature moral allegories robin hood

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