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EARLE, John
Gloucester Fragments. I. Facsimile of some leaves in Saxon handwriting on Saint Swidhun. II. Leaves from an Anglo-Saxon translation of the life of S. Maria Aegyptiaca
Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts. 1861 Anglo-Saxon Saxon Manuscript Swithin Mary Egypt Earle Gloucester Fragments ‘Gloucester Fragments’ is an impressive, mid-19th-century collection of ancient Saxon handwritten text facsimiles by Saint Swithin and Mary of Egypt. The facsimile is accompanied by a transliteration into modern English with explanations and commentary by John Earle. This work is without question one of the best sources on the lives of Saint Swithin and Mary of Egypt. Swithin was known to be a 9th-century Anglo-Saxon bishop of Winchester Cathedral. Saint Mary of Egypt was a 4th-century figure who repented from a life of prostitution to become a nun and lived in the desert for the rest of her life. This work is an excellent example of medieval handwriting and text and provides an understanding into Saxon language as well as the history of these venerated figures. Item number: #12134 Price: $750 EARLE, John Gloucester Fragments. I. Facsimile of some leaves in Saxon handwriting on Saint Swidhun. II. Leaves from an Anglo-Saxon translation of the life of S. Maria Aegyptiaca London : Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts, 1861. Details: Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 parts in 1 vii, [1] 116 Language: English Binding: Leather; tight & secure Size: ~12.75in X 10.25in (32.5cm x 26cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 12134 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian [Columbia, MO, U.S.A.]
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