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Owain Miles and other inedited fragments of ancient English poetry.
Edinburgh : [David Laing], MDCCCXXXVII [1837]
Physical Description:
[151] p. in various pagings : ill. ; 20 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR1203 .O93 1837
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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"This volume from which these pieces are selected is well known under the name of the 'Auchinleck manuscript' ... It only remains to add, that the impression of this little volume has been limited to thirty-two copies, intended for private distribution by the editors"--Pref.
Spine title: Owain Miles.
Title page engraved by William Penny.
Edited by David Laing and William B.D.D. Turnbull. Cf. Halkett and Laing.
Printed by Ballantyne and Co., Edinburgh.
Each individual work has divisional half-t.p. and separate pagination.
Halkett, S. Dictionary of anonymous and pseudonymous English literature (1926-62 edition), v. 4, p. 286
NSTC, 2O6923
British Museum. General catalogue of printed books to 1955 (compact edition), v. 19, 492
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in gilt-stamped green morocco, with gilt edges and marbled endpapers. Title page elaborately illuminated t.p. Marbled end-papers. Inscribed on recto of second free end-paper: WBBD Turnbull, 1838. Unique - The only copy printed upon vellum. The work was edited by & printed at the expense of Mr. David Laing and myself. The title-page of this volume was illuminated by Mr. Penney [i.e. William Penny], being the first attempt in that branch of art.
Subject Terms:
Ballantyne and Co. -- Printer.
English poetry -- Middle English, 1100-1500.
Turnbull, WBBD -- Autograph, 1838.
Vellum printings (Printing) -- 1837.
Patrick, Saint, 373?-463? Legend. Purgatorium. Owain Miles.
Penny, William, fl. 1800-1838, ill.
Laing, David, 1793-1878.
Turnbull, William B. (William Barclay), 1811-1863.

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