Boston: D. C. Heath, 1888,
First Edition. small quarto, original tan buckram with printed paper label on spine. lxxii, (82)pp. D. C. Heath, Item #32734
Frontispiece of a page from the fragment. Albert Stanburrough Cook (March 6, 1853 – September 1, 1927) was an American philologist, literary critic, and scholar of Old English. He has been called "the single most powerful American Anglo-Saxonist of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries." The Old English poem Judith describes the beheading of Assyrian general Holofernes by Israelite Judith of Bethulia. It is found in the same manuscript as the heroic poem Beowulf, the Nowell Codex, dated ca. 975–1025. The Old English poem is one of many retellings of the Holofernes–Judith tale as it was found in the Book of Judith, still present in the Catholic and Orthodox Christian Bibles. The other extant version is by Ælfric of Eynsham, late 10th-century Anglo-Saxon abbot and writer; his version is a homily (in prose) of the tale.Text block in fine, clean condition. Old bookplate on front endpaper. Binding has a few tiny stains ans slight darkening to the spine but is still solid. 1/4" short, closed tear at top of front endpaper.
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