Easton Press "Beowulf" William Leonard, Leather Bound - First Edition 1967 (Very Fine)

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Easton Press "Beowulf" William Leonard, Leather Bound, First Edition

A Luxurious Leather Bound Masterpiece for Your Very Fine Library

The epic poem. Beowulf is the earliest extant poem in a modern European language— reflecting a feudal, newly Christian world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory, life and death. Its beauty, power, and artistry have kept it alive for more than thirteen centuries.

Limited Edition - Collector's Edition. A great unique gift for yourself or for a loved one.

Part of prestigious The Collector's Library of Famous Editions published by Easton Press. Beautifully illustrated and bound in full genuine leather.

A rare collector's edition that is hard to find, especially in this very fine condition. Not to be confused with the 2004 publication or the version from the 100 Greatest Books Ever Written.

This is the First Edition, First Printing, published in 1967 as stated on the copyright page.

Includes the original NOTES FROM THE ARCHIVES and extra unattached Ex-Libris bookplate for your own personalization. 

Translated into verse by William Ellery Leonard and illustrated by Lynd Ward.

Very Fine. A wonderful bright clean copy. Free of markings, writings, or stamps. No attached bookplates or indication of any removed. Tight spine. Not even a single scratch to the gilded page edges. Unread book.

Includes the classic Easton Press qualities:

 * Premium Leather
 * Silk Moire Endleaves
 * Distinctive Cover Design
 * Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
 * Satin Ribbon Page Marker
 * Gilded Page Edges
 * Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
 * Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
 * Beautiful Illustrations


Beowulf (in Old English either [ˈbeːo̯wʊlf] or [ˈbeːəwʊlf]) is the conventional title of an Old English heroic epic poem consisting of 3182 alliterative long lines, set in Scandinavia, commonly cited as one of the most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature. It survives in a single manuscript known as the Nowell Codex. Its composition by an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet is dated between the 8th and the early 11th century.

In the poem, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, battles three antagonists: Grendel, who has been attacking the resident warriors of the mead hall of Hroðgar (the king of the Danes), Grendel's mother, and an unnamed dragon. The last battle takes place later in life, Beowulf now being king of the Geats. In the final battle, Beowulf is fatally wounded. After his death his retainers bury him in a tumulus in Geatland.


A wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps. Sharp corners that have not been bumped. Unread book with tight binding. No bookplates attached or indication of any removed. The gilded page edges are free of any marks, scratches, or blemishes.
Easton Press (1964)
Full Genuine Leather
Limited Edition, First Edition
Very Fine