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Codex Exoniensis. A Collection of Anglo-Saxon Poetry from a Manuscript in the Library of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter

( Codex Exoniensis ) ( Exeter Book ) CODEX EXONIENSIS.

With an English Translation, Notes and Indexes by Benjamin Thorpe FSA.

FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE EXETER BOOK IN ENGLISH

Published: William Pickering [for] The Society of Antiquaries of London, 1842

Stock code: 43675

Price: £3,800.00

FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE EXETER BOOK IN ENGLISH. Exeter Cathedral Library MS 3501, familiarly known as the 'Exeter Book', is one of the four major Anglo-Saxon literature codices and the largest known collection of Old English literature still in existence. It comprises an anthology of poetry including 'The Seafarer', 'The Wanderer', 'The Phoenix', 'Guthlac', 'Widsith' and others, together with the famous Riddles. This is the first printing of the Old English text, with Thorpe providing the first English translation. EXTREMELY SCARCE.