The Early English Text Society


The Original Series began in 1864 and continues to the present. In 1867 an Extra Series was started, of texts already printed but not in satisfactory or readily obtainable editions. In 1921 the Extra Series was discontinued and all publications were subsequently listed and numbered as part of the Original Series. In 1970 the Supplementary Series was initiated: volumes in this series are issued only occasionally and as suitable texts become available.

New volumes are published on behalf of the Society by the Oxford University Press, which also holds the backlist dating back to 1864. The majority of our out-of-print titles are now available by digital print on demand from the website of Oxford University Press.

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Forthcoming Publications for 2020

Original Series

OS 355 William Caxton, The Golden Legend. Vol. I, ed. Mayumi Taguchi, John Scahill, and Satoko Tokunaga

OS 356 Osbern Bokenham, Lives of the Saints. Vol. I, ed. Simon Horobin

There are descriptions of these forthcoming publications here.

Recent Publications

Original Series

OS 354 The Dome of Uryne: A Reading Edition of Nine Middle English Uroscopies, ed. M. Teresa Tavormina (2019)

OS 353 The Glossed Prose Psalter in Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Bodley 554. Volume II, ed. Michael Kuczynski (2019)

OS 352 The Glossed Prose Psalter in Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Bodley 554. Volume I, ed. Michael Kuczynski (2019 for 2018)

OS 351 A Middle English Translation from Petrarch's Secretum, ed. Edward Wilson, with Daniel Wakelin (2018)

OS 349 and 350 Sir Bevis of Hampton, ed. Jennifer Fellows (2017); ISBN 9780198811909.

OS 348 The Scale of Perfection, Book II, ed. S. S. Hussey and Michael G. Sargent (2017 for 2016); ISBN 9780198789093.

OS 347 The Crafte of Lymmyng and The Manner of Steynyng: Middle English Recipes for Painters, Stainers, Scribes and Illuminators, ed. Mark Clarke (2016); ISBN 9780198789086.

OS 346 A Mirror to Devout People(Speculum devotorum), ed. Paul J. Patterson (2016 for 2015); ISBN 9780198744979.

OS 345 Poems from BL MS Harley 913: ‘The Kildare Manuscript’, ed. Thorlac-Turville-Petre (2015); ISBN 9780198739166.

Supplementary Series

SS 25 The Old English Canons of Theodore, ed. R. D. Fulk and S. Jurasinski (2012); ISBN 9780199668182.

SS 23 and 24 The York Plays: A Critical Edition of the York Corpus Christi Play as Recorded in British Library Additional MS 35290, vol. I, ed. Richard Beadle (2009, 2013); ISBN 9780199578474 and ISBN 9780199590360.

For full details of these items see the website of Oxford University Press.


The Society's publications date back to 1864, and comprise:

Original Series, numbers 1 - ongoing

Supplementary Series, numbers 1-22.

Extra Series, numbers 1-126

Most of the publications on our back-list are currently in print and or available by print on demand. The Society is not reprinting its facsimiles of manuscripts, as they have been superseded by digital facsimiles, although stocks remain available of many of them. For a nearly complete listing, up to 2015, please see our List of Publications.

For orders by people other than members of the Society, please visit the website of Oxford University Press, and search under 'E' for our three series.

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