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THE BATTLE OF MALDON, Edited by E.V. Gordon.

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Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR RARE-------------THE BATTLE OF MALDON, Edited by E.V. Gordon. This is an historical Anglo-Saxon poem with original Old English, glossary, photo, explanations and notes, etc. Eric Valentine Gordon (1896-1938) was a philologist who studied at Oxford Universuty (1920) and taught at Leeds University (1922-1931) and Manchester University (1932-1938). He compiled many Germanic texts in their original language into book format. One of his prime works, published first in 1927 and then frequently reprinted over the years, was "An Introduction to Old Norse." Gordon worked with J.R.R. Tolkien several times on various scholastic works and published books, including A Middle English Vocabulary and Sir Gawain and The Green Knight while Tolkien was teaching at Leeds University. The Viking Club and Other Things Gordon also began the Viking Club with J.R.R. Tolkien. In this club they would read Old Icelandic Sagas (and drink beer) with students and faculty, and invent original Anglo-Saxon songs. A collection of these was privately published as the book Songs For The Philologists. Most of the printed editions were destroyed in a fire and only 14 or so books are believed to exist. Gordon died in 1938. This is the stated Methuen Old English Edition from 1963. Both the cover and the book are in excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc.---and the pages and binding are tight (see photo). Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. I gladly accept PayPal. I will ship internationally for additional charges. So bid now for this magnificent, impossible-to-find LITERARY COLLECTIBLE. *note: if a book is listed as a first edition, it is either described as "stated" (specific words or number line) or "only stated" (only mentioned edition)
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