The Vision of Piers Plowman. Newly Rendered into Modern English by Henry W. Wells. With an Introduction by Nevill Coghill and Notes by the Translator
Price: 125.00 GBP
London: Sheed and Ward, 1935. 8vo. xl, 304 pp. Publisher's brown cloth, gilt lettered to the spine, dust jacket, not price clipped, the ownership inscription of Nevill Coghill to the verso of the front pastedown. The jacket spine tanned and worn with loss and small tears to the head, else very good. Coghill was a literary scholar and member of The Inklings, the fraternity of readers, mostly academics, who met weekly to read and discuss literature in Oxford in the 1930s and '40s. His contemporaries included C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien amongst others, with whom his interest in Old and Medieval English literature clearly overlapped. He was an undergraduate and later taught at Exeter College, which is given as his residence here.