The Romance of William of Palerne:
(otherwise known as the romance of "William and the Werwolf") translated from the French at the command of Sir Humphrey de Bohun, about A.D. 1350; to which is added a fragment of the alliterative romance of Alisaunder; translated from the Latin by the same author, about A.D. 1340; the former re-edited from the unique MS. in the library of King's College, Cambridge; the latter now first edited from the unique MS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford; by the Rev. Walter W. Skeat.1867 Stock Code: 68780
NotesFirst edition thus, no 1 in the extra series of publication by the Early English Text Society (formed 1864). The French verse romance was composed c. 1200, commissioned by Countess Yolande (who is generally identified to be Yolande, daughter of Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut). The English poem in alliterative verse, commissioned by Humphrey de Bohun, 6th Earl of Hereford, was written c. 1350 by a poet named William. It had previously been printed in 1832, edited by Sir Frederic Madden.
Octavo. Uncut in original purple printed wrappers.
Spine worn and faded but holding, edges of wrappers rubbed, still a good copy.
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