The Early English Text Society

Publications

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 backlist is described in our List of Publications, and most titles are now available by digital print-on-demand from the website of Oxford University Press.

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Forthcoming Publications for 2024

Original Series

OS 364 Helen Leith Spencer, History of the Early English Text Society, Volume I. Frederick James Furnivall: The Early Years, 18251864.

OS 365 Osbern Bokenham, Lives of the Saints, Volume III, ed. Simon Horobin.

There are descriptions of these forthcoming publications here.

Back-list

The Society's publications date back to 1864, and most are currently in print or available by print-on-demand. For a complete listing, please see our List of Publications.The Society will not reprint its facsimiles of manuscripts, as they have been superseded by digital facsimiles, although stocks remain available of many of them. The back-list comprises:

  • Original Series, numbers 1 - ongoing.
  • Supplementary Series, numbers 1-22.
  • Extra Series, numbers 1-126.
  • Recent Publications

    Original Series

    OS 363The Trinity Homilies, ed. Bella Millett (2024 for 2023).

    OS 362 William Worcester, The Boke of Noblesse and the English Texts from its Codicil, ed. Catherine Nall and Daniel Wakelin (2023); ISBN 9780198894513.

    OS 360 and OS 361The Ormulum, Volume I: Text and Glossary, ed. Nils-Lennart Johannesson and Andrew Cooper (2023 for 2022); ISBN 9780192890436.

    OS 359 Osbern Bokenham, Lives of the Saints, Volume II, ed. Simon Horobin (2022); ISBN 9780198867975.

    OS 358 The Wycliffite Old Testament Lectionary, ed. Cosima Gillhammer (2021); ISBN 9780192847683.

    OS 357 William Caxton, The Golden Legend, Volume II, ed. Mayumi Taguchi, John Scahill, and Satoko Tokunaga (2021); ISBN 9780192847676.

    OS 356 Osbern Bokenham, Lives of the Saints, Volume I, ed. Simon Horobin (2020); ISBN 9780198867975.

    OS 355 William Caxton, The Golden Legend, Volume I, ed. Mayumi Taguchi, John Scahill, and Satoko Tokunaga (2020); ISBN 9780198867968.

    OS 354 The Dome of Uryne: A Reading Edition of Nine Middle English Uroscopies, ed. M. Teresa Tavormina (2019); ISBN 9780198845324.

    OS 353 The Glossed Prose Psalter in Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Bodley 554, Volume II, ed. Michael Kuczynski (2019); ISBN 9780198845119.

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

    For orders by people other than members of the Society, please visit the website of Oxford University Press.

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