A chapbook version of Guy of Warwick

A chapbook version of Guy of Warwick

Anon.

1796

Derby, England

Printed Book

Guy of Warwick was amongst the most popular and enduring romance heroes. This version of his exploits is in chapbook form: a cheap print available for a penny or two, and one which enabled old romances to reach new reading audiences. Tales such as this were amongst Walter Scott’s inspirations for his medievalist writing. This one came into the collection of the antiquarian and scholar Francis Douce (1757–1834), who bequeathed over 19,000 printed books and 420 manuscripts to the Bodleian. A letter to Douce from Scott is fixed into another Bodleian book, Douce E 264, which is also featured in this exhibition.

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A chapbook version of <em>Guy of Warwick</em>
A chapbook version of Guy of Warwick
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Guy of Warwick on stage
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