By: Woolley, Reginald Maxwell.
London, England, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. SPCK.: 1919
Seller ID: 11729
Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket
12mo - 18 x 12 cm; 97 pp. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and blind stamped lettering on the front board. Illustrated with photographic reproductions of 3 manuscript plates in black and white. Rolle has oft been called the father of English prose as he wrote in the vernacular long before the times of Wyclife or Chaucer. This may be because he wrote for nuns whose command of Latin was abyssmal so he used the language most easily understood by his readers. Born in the early 1300's, Rolle was educated at Oxford and Paris, eventually returning to live as a hermit in the hills of Yorkshire ... View More...