Piers the Plowman. (Together with) Richard the Redeless.
Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1886. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A superb full crushed morocco with gilt raised bands, neat triple pallets framing the boards and triple fillets framing the boards. Wonderful gilt tooled dentelles and all edges. Edited with Preface, Notes and Glossary, by Walter W. Skeat in 3 parallel texts. Piers the Plowman is a Middle English allegorical narrative poem by William Langland, it is considered to be one of the greatest works of English literature of the Middle Ages, preceding and influencing Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Piers Plowman contains the first known reference to a literary tradition of Robin Hood tales. This is a magnificent copy of this great work from the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey.