RICHARD ROLLE: PROSE AND VERSE edited from MS Longleat 29 and related manuscripts by S. J. Ogilvie-Thomson. [Oxford]: Published for The Early English Text Society by the Oxford University Press, 1988. Octavo, cloth. First printing of this text. The standard modern edition of many of Rolle's Middle English works, with the important exception of the English Psalter. Richard Rolle (c. 1300 – 30 September 1349) was an English hermit, mystic, and religious writer ... In the words of Nicholas Watson, scholarly research has shown that 'during the fifteenth century he was one of the most widely read of English writers, whose works survive in nearly four hundred English ... and at least seventy Continental manuscripts, almost all written between 1390 and 1500'" (Wikipedia). A fine copy. (#167843).
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