This antique hardcover book is bound in maroon cloth boards, with gilt lettering on the spine. Cover has very mild edgewear. Bookplate on front inner board. Pages browned; some soil to foredge. The Oldest English Epic: Beowulf, Finnsburg, Waldere, Deor, Widsith, and the German Hildebrand; translated in the original metres, with introductions and notes by Francis B. Gummere. This is a verse translation of the classic epic poem, among others; Francis Barton Gummere was an influential scholar of folklore and ancient languages, a student of Francis James Child. 203 pages, including index; approx. 5"x8".
- THE OLDEST ENGLISH EPIC: BEOWULF, FINNSBURG, WALDERE, DEOR, WIDSITH, AND THE GERMAND HILDEBRAND
- Francis B. Gummere
- The Macmillan Co., 1909