New York: Macmillan, 1951. First edition. Octavo, original red cloth with paper spine label, original dust jacket. Bookseller's label, book about fine, in a good price-clipped dust jacket with toning and small stains. Item #234
First edition of the early medieval historian's biography of Alcuin's life and work in Anglo-Saxon England and the continental Holy Roman Empire. Eleanor Shipley Duckett was born in England and taught in the United States while authoring The Gateway to the Middle Ages and Anglo-Saxon Saints and Scholars. With Duckett's Preface, dated "Northampton, Massachusetts/January 3, 1951."