The Oldest English Epic


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