Metrical Romances of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Centuries: Published from Ancient Manuscripts, With an Introduction, Notes, and a Glossary.
Edinburgh. Printed By George Ramsay and Company, For Archibald Constable and Co., 1810. First Edition.
8vo. Three volumes. [iii]-lxxxvii, , 381, ; , 451; , 459pp, . Finely bound in contemporary diced calf, gilt, by H. Searson, Belfast, with his label to FEP of Vols II-III. Marbled endpapers and edges. A handsome set despite some surface wear to spine and boards, splitting to joints.
The most significant work of Henry Weber (1783-1818), St. Petersburg born literary scholar and amanuensis to Walter Scott, collecting and commenting on the following medieval middle-English texts: The Lyfe of Alusaunder, Sir Cleges, Lay le Freine, Richard Coer de Lyon, The Lyfe of Ipomydon, Amis and Amiloun, Seven Sages of Rome, Octavian, Sir Amadace and The Hunting of the Hare. An extensive glossary completes the work.
Jackson p.340.£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 10467