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Lydgate's Fall of Princes. Edited by. Part I. (Books I. and II.) [Part II. (Books III.-V.)] [Part III. (Books VI.-IX.)] [Part IV. (Bibliographical Introduction, Notes and Glossary.)]
Washington, The Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1923-1927. - 4 vols. 23,5x15 cm., I: LXV hojas, 328 pp. II: III hojas, de la 329 a la 673 pp. III: III hojas, de la 675 a la 1044 pp. IV: VIII hojas, 529 pp. FIRST EDITION. Cubiertas originales. Ilustrado con dos láminas fuera de texto, una reproducción de grabado y una pintura. Buen estado de conservación. Sello de anterior poseedor. Rara primera edición original de esta completísima obra. Contiene una carta del "Instituto de Lenguas y Literaturas Clásicas" de la Universidad de Mendoza, con una firma del Jefe de sección de estudios Latinos Dr. Manlio E. F. Lugaresi, donde se explica el intercambio de esta obra con una del Sr. D. Daniel J. Devoto. "Mendoza, 19 de octubre de 1944". The Benedictine monk John Lydgate was the most admired poet of the fifteenth century. He received commissions from some of the most powerful men in the land (including Henry V); he is spoken of with constant admiration; manuscripts of his work are abundant; many of his poems were put into print by England's earliest printers, ensuring that his influence extended well into the sixteenth century. The Fall of Princes, probably the longest poem in the language, is arguably Lydgate's masterwork.
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