Dives and Pauper Vol. I parts 1 and 2. Early English Text Society, No. 275 and 280. 2 volumes

London: Oxford University Press, 1975 and 1980. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Name of former owner on both flyleaves. Gilt lettering on spines and front boards, with gilt EECS logo on front board as well. Both volumes have the Middle English on the left and modern translation on the right. Part I : xvii, 359 p. w/ frontis, fold out illus. of manuscripts, footnotes. Part II : 331 p. w/ footnotes, 1 fold out illus., corrigenda to part I. Dives and Pauper is a long work by an unknown author, written in the first decade of the 15th c. It discusses the practical meaning of the Ten Commandments, touching on a wide variety of contemporary topics from war to astrology, a sort of compendium. Very good. Item #19074

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