De Ortu Waluuanii. An Arthurian romance [& Vita Meriadoci: An Arthurian Romance now first edited.] now first edited from the Cottonian MS. Faustina B. VI. of the British Museum

Bruce, J. Douglas, editor ; [SIGNED]

Editorial: Modern Language Association of America 1898; 1900, Baltimore, 1898
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Autograph; Editio Princeps of two of the Arthurian Romance texts transcribed by J. Douglas Bruce at the turn of the last century, in their first appearances in print. Offprints from the Proceedings of the Modern Language Association of America, bound together for their author, original printed front covers retained, with a presentation autograph postcard from J. Douglas Bruce to Professor J. W. Bright of Johns Hopkins (President of the Modern Language Association of America in 1902, the year of the presentation of these two texts. The contents are: 1 -- 'De Ortu Waluuanii. An Arthurian romance now first edited from the Cottonian MS. Faustina B. VI. of the British Museum.' Baltimore: MLAA, 1898. Cover & pp. 365-456 (offprint, issued separately). And, 2 -- 'Vita Meriadoci: An Arthurian Romance now first edited from the Cottonian MS. Faustina B. VI of the British Museum.' Baltimore: MLAA, 1900. Cover & pp. 326-414 (offprint, issued separately). The two texts were reprinted together in 1913 - ["Historia Meriadoci ; De ortu Waluuanii ;Two Arthurian romances of the XIIIth century in Latin prose" -- Gottingen : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1913. Part of the series, 'Hesperia'] Tipped to a rear blank is a postcard addressed to Prof. J. W. Bright, entirely in the handwriting of J. Douglas Bruce, the editor of these two scarce Arthurian texts, sent by Bruce to Bright in Baltimore from Bruce, then in Knoxville, TN. The entire text: "(Address in Knoxville / May 28, 1902 / Dear Bright / I send you to-day / cloth-bound copies of the / Latin Arthurian Romances / and my dissertation on / the Paris Psalter. The binding / was done here and as you / will notice the lettering is / very bad -- still I suppose / it will do. / I am sorry that these are the only ones of my / publications of which I / have separate reprints. / I am / yours faithfully / [signed] J. Douglas Bruce." Postmark received in Baltimore May 30, 1902. The slate-grey buckram binding does, indeed, have spine lettering which is not perfectly space. Minor cover spots to the front, but sound, clean and tight. Each of these two significant Arthurian texts appears in print for the first time in these publications. The Latin texts are accompanied by English paraphrases by Bruce. "De Ortu Waluuanii" is a major text relating to Gawain. J. Douglas Bruce (1862–1923), was an Arthurian scholar, the author of many scholarly articles during the first half of the 20th century and is also known for his two volume The Evolution of Arthurian Romance from the Beginnings down to the Year 1300 Göttingen: Vandenhoek und Ruprecht, 1923. Bruce was also known for his disbelief that oral tradition ever really existed except for retellings of written works. ; Signed by Editor. N° de ref. de la librería 39459

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Título: De Ortu Waluuanii. An Arthurian romance [& ...

Editorial: Modern Language Association of America 1898; 1900, Baltimore

Año de publicación: 1898

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Edición: First Edition; First Printing.

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