Published by the Folio Society, London, 1973. This edition is a modest production, that was translated by Kevin Crossley-Holland, with a seven page introduction by Bruce Mitchell and has nine lithographs by Virgil Burnett. The book and slipcase are in excellent condition with little to no damage.


There is also a simple outline map of southern Scandinavia at the start of the book, and two pages of geneological tables at the back. The book is bound in full brown cloth blocked with a dark green runic symbol. The endpapers are quite interesting with a maritime scene at the top of the front endpaper and a land profile on the back endpaper.


The Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf is one of the great Northern epics and a classic of European literature.

Beowulf translated by Kevin Crossley-Holland

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