Deor’s Lament. ANONYMOUS, trans Frederick Lock.
Deor’s Lament.
Deor’s Lament.

Deor’s Lament.

Kingston, Ontario: Locks’ Press, 2012. Small oblong octavo, 13.6 x 15.5 cm. Cased in greyish blue Japanese paper covered boards, with printed paper title-label to the upper cover, beige linen spine-strip, and sueded ties at the fore-edge; the endpapers are of grey handmade Japanese paper, and are decorated with a woodcut by Lock, depicting “a stormy sea, symbolic of the difficulties faced by the poet. It also alludes to the famous poem in the same manuscript source, The Seafarer.” [Frederick Lock]. Unpaginated [24 pp.]. Some subtle sunning to right side of the upper cover, else a fine copy. The text was set in 18-pt. Bembo, and was printed on handmade La Papeterie Saint-Armand paper. The text presents the Old English original, recorded in the Exeter Book (folio 100), which was compiled in Wessex circa 970-990. The printed text is based on the version appearing in Anne L. Klinck’s The Old English Elegies (1992), and appears on the versos; Fred Lock has supplied a translation into English, presented parallel to the original on the rectos. With 15 woodcut vignettes, illustrating each page of text, and woodcut title-page lettering by Margaret Lock. One of 75 copies, signed by Margaret Lock, of which this is number 34. Item #167

Price: $175.00

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