Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.Oxford: Oxford, at the Clarendon Press, 1925 Stock Code: 138787
NotesFirst edition, first impression. A scholarly edition of the Middle English alliterative romance, the text is reproduced from the original 14th-century manuscript (now held at the British Library) with copious notes, details and glossaries by Tolkien and Gordon, which "opened new fields of study and which remained standard, in revised form, throughout the twentieth century" (ODNB).
Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in gilt, vignette and single gilt frame to front cover in gilt, untrimmed.
Black and white photographic frontispiece and a similar plate reproducing pages of the manuscript, errata leaf tipped-in after p. vi.
Bookplate of James Alldridge to front pastedown; 2 library stamps to rear pastedown. Spine lightly sunned, spine head softened, extremities rubbed, the binding otherwise sharp and firm, a few pencil markings and annotations, occasional faint spotting, else internally bright. A very good copy.
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