Langland, William - The Vision of Piers the Plowman - ( Item 124018 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2014. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Near Fine slipcase. Very slight marks to slipcase. One of the greatest medieval allegories. Includes a wonderful facing-page translation which sets the poem’s original beauty alongside an elegant modern reading edition. Quarter-bound in leather with buckram sides, printed and blocked with a design by Harry Brockway. Green coloured page tops. Set in Miller Display. 512 pages with a frontispiece. 21 wood engravings. Book size: 11" x 7¼". A young man falls asleep and dreams of a tower on a hill and opposite it a dark fortress in a deep valley. Between this heaven and hell are fields filled with people – from the poorest beggar to the proudest cardinal. Angels and allegorical figures representing vices and virtues appear, but the dreamer’s truest guide is the honest Piers Plowman, unlearned, simple and faithful, and the antithesis of the usual hero of courtly romance or poetic allegory. The Vision of Piers the Plowman is illustrated with 21 engravings by the celebrated artist and wood-engraver Harry Brockway. The images are integrated with the text in a layout that takes its inspiration from the earliest printed books, a form later revived by William Morris and then Eric Gill. Deceptive in their apparent simplicity, these beautiful engravings evoke biblical scenes inspired by contemporary stonework, illuminations and wall paintings, and offer a fitting counterpoint to a great literary treasure.
Price £ 74.90 Other items you may like Others by the same author
To buy this item online using any major credit or debit card or Paypal, click the appropriate delivery option below to add the item to your basket, depending on where you are in the world. Alternatively please contact us at RNewbury@ardis.co.uk for further information or to order with payment by direct bank transfer or cheque if you are in the UK.
Safe and Secure Online Buying
To buy online, please click the appropriate postage option in the item boxes above. You will be transferred to secure pages hosted by Paypal, the largest online transaction processor in the world. You can pay with any major credit or debit card or by Paypal. When ordering multiple items in the UK, you may be entitled to a postage discount. This will be refunded when your order is received. If you prefer to pay by cheque, or would like a quotation for buying multiple items, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the unique item numbers required.
Money Back Guarantee, Secure Packaging and Fast Response
We are a major online trader with excellent feedback from satisfied customers on Amazon and Ebay (over 25,000 customers). We will refund your costs for items returned within seven days for any reason. If we are at fault we will also refund your return postage. Items are sent in top grade book boxes for protection. Large items or multiple purchases may be boxed. Items will be despatched within a day of receipt of your order, usually on the same day if ordered before noon.