An Excellent Run

SPECULUM: A JOURNAL OF MEDIEVAL STUDIES.

Vols. 1-14 (1926-1939, incomplete); vols. 15-62 (1940-April 1987, complete)

  • Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Medieval Academy of America, 1926-1987.
  • 8vo.
  • cloth (vols. 15-55); and stiff paper wrappers (vols. 1-14 and 56-62)
  • variously paginated
  • ISBN 00387134 / Order Nr. 86899

Price: $2,500.00  other currencies

This academic journal which addresses all aspects of medieval history and culture is published quarterly by the Medieval Academy of America. Volumes 15- 55 (1940-1980) are cloth bound and show minor shelf wear. Some of these covers have faded from light exposure. The rest of the series consists of individual quarterly issues bound in the original stiff paper wrappers. The set is incomplete but includes 20 issues for the period 1926-1939. These have darkened covers and some damage at the edges. In two cases, the spines are damaged--Vol. 1, no. 1 (January 1926) and Vol. 6, no. 1 (January 1931). The cover of the first issue is detached but present. The covers of volumes 56 no. 1 to 62 no. 2 (January 1981-April 1987) have some soiling--mostly minor, except for the last four issues in which the pages are warped and water-stained. This collection of the journal came from the reference library of H. P. Kraus.