Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987. First edition. Hardcover. Large 8vo. , vi-xiv, , 3-528 pp. Navy cloth with gold lettering on the spine; pictorial slipcase with illustrations in blue. Illustrated profusely with black and white photographs, maps, drawings, color plates, and facsimiles. The history begins with literature in Old and Middle English (c. 700 A.C.E.) and ends with literature published in the 1980s. A comprehensive overview of English literature, from its earliest works to the modern era. Very Good+. Item #00009187
Book is Near Fine with a minor concavity to the top of the spine; slipcase is Very Good+ with minor toning and rubbing.