Bibliography: Manuscripts and printed versions

This bibliography indicates the spread of the popularity of the story of Sir Bevis of Hampton.

Manuscripts:

Cambridge University Library, MS Ff.2.38. Late fifteenth/ early sixteenth century. Complete.

Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College, MS 175/96. Second half fifteenth century. Incomplete.

Cambridge, Trinity College Library, MS O.2.13. 13.IV. Mid- to late fifteenth century. Fragment.

Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, MS Advocates 19.2.1 (Auchinleck). First half fourteenth century. Incomplete.

London, British Library, MS Egerton 2862 (formerly Trentham-Sutherland). Late fourteenth/early fifteenth century. Incomplete.

Manchester, Chetham’s Library, MS 8009. Fourth quarter fifteenth century. Complete text.

Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale, MS XIII.B.29. Mid-fifteenth century.

Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Douce Fragm. E.13. Fragment.

Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Eng. Poet. D. 208. Mid to late fifteenth century. Fragment.

For contemporaneous illustrations see Taymouth Hours (British Library, Yates Thompson MS 13, c.1325–40).

Early Printed Editions

‘STC’ = The Short Title Catalogue, eds, Pollard and Redgrave.

Some of the later sixteenth and early seventeenth-century texts are embellished with woodcuts.

London: Wynkyn de Worde c. 1500. STC (2nd ed.), 1987. Fragment. Oxford, Bodleian Library.

London: Wynkyn de Worde c. 1500. STC (2nd ed.), 1987.5 Fragment. Cambridge, University Library.

London: Richard Pynson. c. 1503. STC (2nd ed.), 1988. Fragment. Oxford, Bodleian Library.

London: Julian Notary c. 1510. STC (2nd ed.), 1988.2. Fragments. Melbourne, State Library of Victoria and San Marino, Henry E. Huntington Library.

London: Julian Notary c. 1515. STC (2nd ed.), 1988.4. Fragment. Alexandria, Virginia Theological Seminary.

London: Wynkyn de Worde c. 1533. STC (2nd ed.), 1988.6. Fragment. Cambridge University Library.

‘Syr Beuys of Hampton’. London: William Copland. c. 1560. STC (2nd ed.), 1988.8. San Marino, Henry E. Huntington Library.

‘Syr Beuys of Hampton’. London: William Copland. c. 1565. STC (2nd ed.), 1989. London, British Library.

‘Syr Bevis of Hampton’. London: Thomas East. c. 1582. STC (2nd ed.), 1990. Oxford, Bodleian Library; Cambridge, King’s College.

‘The Historie of Beuis of Hampton’. London: T. Snodham? c. 1610. STC (2nd ed.), 1992. Incomplete. London, British Library.

‘Syr Bevis of Hampton’. London: G.W. for W. Lee. c. 1626? STC (2nd ed.), 1993. Oxford, Bodleian Library.

‘Bevis of Hampton Newly Corrected and Amended’. London: William Stansby. c. 1630. STC (2nd ed.), 1994. Washington DC, Folger Shakespeare Library; San Marino, Henry E. Huntington Library.

‘The Historie of Sir Bevis of South-Hampton’. Aberdeen: Edward Raban for David Melvil. 1630. STC (2nd ed.), 1995. London, British Library.

‘Sir Bevis of Hampton Newly Corrected and Amended’. London: Richard Bishop. c. 1639? STC (2nd ed.), 1996. Oxford, Bodleian Library; Washington DC, Folger Shakespeare Library.

‘The History of the Famous and Renowned Knight Sir Bevis of Hampton’. London: G.D. for Andrew Crook. 1654? Cambridge University Library; Washington DC, Folger Shakespeare Library

‘The History of the Famous and Renowned Knight Sir Bevis of Hampton’. London: G.D. for Andrew Crook. 1662. Oxford, Bodleian Library.

‘The History of the Famous and Renowned Knight Sir Bevis of Hampton’. London: A. Ibbitson for Andrew Crook. 1667. Washington DC, Folger Shakespeare Library.

‘The Most Famous Historie of the Valiant and Renowned Champion Beuis of Hampton’. Aberdeen: James Nicol. c. 1711. Oxford, Bodleian Library.

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