First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very near fine copy, the binding square and firm. There is a previous owner's name written neatly in ink to the upper corner of the front pastedown, and the same owners initials to the centre of the rear pastedown. The contents are otherwise clean. There is also the bookplate of another owner to the upper edge of the front free endpaper. In the unclipped dustwrapper, showing some minor wear to spine tips and a few light surface marks.

"These studies by several eminent scholars mark the 800th anniversary of the move to Lincoln by Saint Hugh, who was bishop there from 1186 to 1200. One of the most remarkable personalities of twelfth-century England, he stood out as a man of force, principle, sanctity, and wit at a time when the rule of the Angevin kings was leading to the crisis of Magna Carta." (from the publisher). "This is a thorough and exemplary piece of work." (Journal of Theological Studies)

Stock code: 20929


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