New York: Macmillan, 1951. First edition. Octavo, original red cloth with paper spine label, original dust jacket. Small bookseller's label, book about-fine, in a price-clipped dust jacket with toning, small stains, and closed tears. Very good indeed. Item #234
"INTENDED FOR THE STUDENT OF HISTORY SACRED AND SECULAR DURING THE EIGHTH CENTURY IN ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND AND THE FRANKISH REALM"
First edition of Eleanor Shipley Duckett's Life of Alcuin. The Anglo-American medieval scholar's study of Alcuin's life and work in Anglo-Saxon England and the continental Holy Roman Empire consists of seven chapters: I. Alcuin in York, II. Continental Background (717 - 782), III. The Frankish Court and School, IV. The World Outside the Court, V. Alcuin in Frankland, 782 - 796: Writings for the Church. VI. Alcuin in Tours: Earlier Years, VII. Alcuin in Tours: Later Years. Duckett was born and educated in England and America. She taught at Smith College for many years and authored The Gateway to the Middle Ages and Anglo-Saxon Saints and Scholars. With Duckett's brief Preface (dated, "Northampton, Massachusetts / January 3, 1951). The text is supplemented with Lists of Dates, Abbreviations (of Sources), Bibliography, and an Index.