Lives of Edward the Confessor. I.-La estoire de Seint Aedward le rei. II.-Vita beati Edvardi regis et confessoris. III.-Vita Aeduuardi regis qui apud Westmonasterium requiescit. Edited by Henry Richards Luard. [Vol. III of the Rerum britannicarum.]

London: Longman, [], 1858. Royal 8vo, pp. 4, xliv-[xlviii], 448, 3 [ads]; 3 facsimiles in color (1 folding); ex-library copy with usual markings, hinges slightly cracked, spine ends and joints rubbed with small crack in top end, extremities rubbed, else good or better in contemporary quarter brown morocco gilt over black paper-covered boards. Three poems on Edward the Confessor: the first is in Norman-French and most likely written for Alianor, Queen of Henry III, upon the restoration of Westminster in 1245.. The second and third are in Latin, from around 1440-1450 and 1066-1074 respectively. The earlier work in Latin was written for Edith, wife of Edward the Confessor, and is likely the earliest work on the subject, drawn from the author's and his contemporaries' experiences. Item #13753

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