Abelard and Heloise: The Story of His Misfortunes and The Personal Letters
Radice, Betty (Translator) , Raymond Hawthorn(illus.)
Place Published: London
Publisher: The Folio Society
Date Published: 1977
Book Id: 32860
130pp. Octavo [26 cm] Natural cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine, and a gilt stamped decorative pattern on the front board. Blue paper covered slipcase. Near fine. There is a very tiny black stain on the top edge of the front cover. The slipcase is in good condition only. There is a 6 and 1/2 inch split in the top edge of the slipcase. The underlying boards are exposed occasionally along the edges. The side panel has two small stains and a light sticker stain that measures 2 inches wide by 1 inch tall. The slipcase is also gently rubbed.
From the Introduction- "Abelard and Heloise are well known as a pair of lovers whose romantic story ended in tragedy, but to understand more of the complexities of their relationship and the influence of their strong personalities on each other we must go to what they wrote about themselves and what their contemporaries wrote about them."