The Song of Roland.
Done into English, in the original measure. With an introduction by G. K. Chesterton and a note on technique by George Saintsbury.London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd., 1919 Stock Code: 146147
First edition, first printing, of the Moncrieff translation, retaining the rare jacket. Moncrieff "is, with Constance Garnett, the most celebrated of twentieth-century translators into English. He attempted... in the assonant verse of the Song of Roland to respect both form and meaning, bringing readers into contact with something foreign and archaic. These versions were much praised in his day" (ODNB).
Octavo. Original red cloth, printed paper label. With the dust jacket.
Light bumping at extremities, minor spotting to edges and toning to endpapers, a near-fine copy in like jacket, minor rubbing, small chips and minor nicks at extremities.
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