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[LANGLAND (William)]. Pierce the Ploughman's Crede.1814

London: Reprinted by T. Bensley... for Lackington, Allen and Co.... and Robert Triphook. 4to (280 x 205 mm), [44]pp., title-page and text printed in red and black, wood engraved headpieces and vignette tailpiece, cont. full red morocco, gilt, a little rubbed. An anonymous alliterative verse satire of 850 lines written between 1393 and 1401, attributed to Langland by Tyrwhitt, Skeat and Jusserand. The poem exists complete in two sixteenth-century paper manuscripts, Trinity College Cambridge MS R. 3. 15 and British Library MS Bibl. Reg. 18. B. XVII; in a fragment, British Library MS Harley 78 (fol. 3r); and in a black-letter edition (London, Reyner Wolfe, 1553) from which this reprint is taken. Provenance: Engraved bookplate of Edward Johnson with his crest stamped in gilt on both upper and lower covers.

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