Printed extracts (19) from the Book of Margery Kempe, Wynkyn de Worde , 1501. Reissued (A) Henry Pepwell 1521; (B) (Text modernised) Edmund G. Gardner in The Cell of Self-Knowledge, 1910. Wynkyn de 3 text is reprinted in the Meech-Allen edition of the Book as Appendix II.

The Book of Margery Kempe, A Modern Version, W. Butler-Bowdon, 1936. The mystical passages are printed in an appendix.

The Book of Margery Kempe. The text from the unique MS. owned by Col. W. Butler-Bowdon. Edited with introduction and glossary by Prof. Sanford Brown Meech with prefatory note by Sanford Brown Meech and Emily Hope Allen, E.E.T.S., 1940.

That I disagree with Miss Allen's estimate of Margery does not of course detract from the admiration and gratitude due to her for the extensive and detailed scholarship which she has contributed to this edition of her Book, a gratitude equally due to its editor Professor Meech.


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