The English Charlemagne Romances
Part VI. The Taill of Rauf Coilyear (about 1475 A.D.) (from the unique copy of Lekpreuik's edition of 1572) with fragments of Roland and Vernagu and Otuel (from the unique auchinleck MS., about 1330 A.D.)
First published in 1882, this volume formed the sixth part of a unique series of English-language Charlemagne romances. It contains three poetic texts in their original 15th and 16th century English with some accompanying glosses. The first text is ‘The Taill of Rauf Coilyear’, discovered in Edinburgh in 1821 and the only copy at the time. The second and third texts are ‘Rouland and Vernagu’ and ‘Otuel’, both of which were from the celebrated Auchinleck manuscript but were damaged to different degrees by a prior printing in 1836.