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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Legends of the saints (Scottish).
Legends of the saints.
Edinburgh and London, Printed for the Society by W. Blackwood and Sons, 1896
|All Authors / Contributors:||
W M Metcalfe; John Barbour
|Notes:||A series of verse translations, mainly from the "Legenda aurea"; ascribed to John Barbour, but this authorship is much disputed.
"Though without author's name [the work] is proved with reasonable certainty to be Barbour's by the similarity of its metre with that of the 'Brus.'"--Dict. of nat. biog.
"Positive evidence ... that [Barbour] was the author of the legends there is absolutely none. Of evidence that he was not their author there is an abundance."--Introd., v. 1, p. xxiv.
Published originally in 6 parts, 1888-96.
|Description:||3 volumes : frontispieces (volumes 1-2 facsimiles) ; 22 cm.|
|Contents:||v. 1-2. Introduction and text.--v. 3. Notes, glossary, index, bibliography.|
|Series Title:||Scot. Text S., 13, 18, 23, 25, 35 & 37.|
|Other Titles:||Legends of the saints (Scottish)|
|Responsibility:||edited from the unique manuscript in the University library, Cambridge, with an introduction, notes, and glossarial index by W.M. Metcalfe.|