Members of the Early English Text Society receive each year the editions published by the Society in the Ordinary Series for that year. Usually, there are two publications each year, though not always so. Individual members of the Society, but not institutions, who would prefer not to receive the new publications may instead substitute any past volumes from the Society's list which are currently in print up to the value of £60.00 or $120, depending which currency one has paid the subscription in. (Each new year's subscription accrues a new credit against the back-list.) Members also receive a copy of the Society's brief annual report and the Society's accounts. Very occasionally, extra books are published in the Supplementary Series; those volumes are not sent to members in return for their annual subscription but they are available to members at a reduced pre-publication price; a notice about each volume is sent to members in advance of publication.
The subscription to the Society is £30.00 or US$60.00. Individual members can pay subscriptions in three ways: by PayPal, from links on this webpage, by credit or debit card, or by a cheque in pounds sterling made out to 'The Early English Text Society', and sent to the Membership Secretary. Please use the PayPal buttons and the forms below.
The easiest way for individuals to pay their subscription is by PayPal using the buttons on this page. You can sign up to pay a subscription annually or just this once. PayPal will allow you to pay using your credit or debit card, or to pay with your own PayPal account, should you have one. PayPal gives you the opportunity to specify a separate 'dispatch address', if you would like your books posted to an address different from that of your registered credit card or PayPal account. Please do remember to specify which address to use.
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Those paying by PayPal who wish to take the year’s two new publications need do nothing more; their name and ‘despatch’ address will be passed electronically to the Membership Secretary by PayPal. Those paying by PayPal who wish to make substitutions must in addition list them on the Payment Form for individuals and send it, along with any additional payments needed, to the Membership Secretary, Dr Eric Cambridge, by post to PO Box 270, Chester-le-Street, DH3 9EU, or, if you pay by debit or credit card and can scan the signed form, by email to email@example.com. If you have paid by PayPal and the value of your substitutions does not exceed the value of your allowance (£60.00), then you may also complete this form electronically without a signature and email it to the Membership Secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals may pay their subscription by sending their credit or debit card details on the Payment Form for individuals. This Payment Form requires the card's three-digit security number and a signature. Please send this Payment Form to the Membership Secretary, Dr Eric Cambridge, by post to PO Box 270, Chester-le-Street, DH3 9EU, or, if you can scan the signed form, by email to email@example.com.
Individuals may pay their subscription by a cheque made payable to the Early English Text Society along with the Payment Form for individuals to the Membership Secretary, Dr Eric Cambridge, by post to PO Box 270, Chester-le-Street, DH3 9EU.
No matter which method of payment you use, if you choose to substitute one of the past volumes from the Society's list for one or both of this year's publications, you must specify which volumes you would like to choose on the Payment Form for individuals, to the Membership Secretary, Dr Eric Cambridge, by post to PO Box 270, Chester-le-Street, DH3 9EU, or, if you can scan the signed form, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The value of such texts allowed against one subscription is £60.00 or $120, depending which currency one has paid the subscription in.
In addition, all members of the Society may also purchase copies of earlier publications at a discount of 30 per cent. All such orders must be made on the order form for books at a discount and sent to the Membership Secretary, Dr Eric Cambridge, by post to PO Box 270, Chester-le-Street, DH3 9EU, or by email to email@example.com.
Details of the books, the cost of membership, and its privileges are revised from time to time. The prices of books are subject to alteration without notice.
Institutions should set up subscriptions solely using the Payment Form for instititutions, which details methods of payment. The Membership Secretary can also provide an invoice, if required.
For the year 2016, members will receive the following two publications, unless they choose substitutions.
OS 347 The Craft of Lymmyng and The Maner of Steynyng: Middle English Recipes for Painters, Stainers, Scribes, and Illuminators, ed. Mark Clarke
OS 348 Walter Hilton, The Scale of Perfection, Book II, ed. S. S. Hussey and Michael Sargent
For details of them, please see the description of the Publications for 2016 which has been sent to members.
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