The Pearl Manuscript
Limited to 980 hand-numbered copies
Folio presents an exquisite facsimile of the Pearl Manuscript: the sole source for the poems ’Pearl’, ’Cleanness’, ’Patience’ and ’Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’ and one of the most important texts in medieval English literature.
British Library MS Cotton Nero A.x was unnoticed until 1839 when its most famous poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, was published. These pages represent the sole extant source of four poems, two masterpieces of early English literature, which bear witness to a remarkable flowering of literary creativity in the late fourteenth century.
‘A beautiful thing to own and a brilliant thing to read. The two volumes illuminate and elucidate each other perfectly’
- Simon Armitage
Printed on Arctic Volume Ivory
Bound in Indian Goatskin
Gold foil blocked on front and spine
Tinted page edges
6¾˝ x 5˝
Typeset in Minion Pro
Printed on Munken Wove
Bound in buckram
9½˝ x 6¾˝
Bound in buckram and containing a lift-out tray to hold the facsimile