Broadway Medieval Library

Routledge & Sons (Routledge, Kegan & Paul) (London, UK)
Series dates: 1928-1938
Size: 6″ x 9″

Harcourt, Brace & Co. (New York, US)
Series dates: 1928-1929
Size: 6″ x 9″

E.P. Dutton (New York, US)
Series dates: 1930
Size: 6″ x 9″

Gotham House (New York, US)
Series dates: 1932
Size: 6″ x 9″

Update 6/12/2024

The Broadway Medieval Library was edited by G.G. Colton and Eileen Power. Titles were issued from 1928 to 1931, with one UK reprint in 1938. Routledge issued a total of 9 titles (in 10 volumes) in the UK. Harcourt Brace issued the first 6 titles (in 7 volumes) in the US. After Harcourt Brace stopped publishing US editions of the series, Dutton and Gotham House issued single volumes in 1930 and 1932. It’s unclear whether these two one-off publications were issued using the Broadway Medieval Library series name. The final series title was not published in the US. Two additional titles were announced but not published.

An advertisement for the new series appeared in The Nation and Athenaeum (UK) on December 8, 1928. The same advert appeared in The Spectator (UK) on December 8, 1928.
Two additional titles are included in a later advertisement, published in The Times Literary Supplement on Thursday, June 6, 1929.

Several Routledge series share the Broadway moniker, named after Broadway House (the long-time headquarters of Routledge in London):

The Autobiography of Ousama, translated with an introduction and notes by George Richard Potter, was published in the series in 1929.

Dust jackets are on heavy linen paper and have a stern design using old-style typography. They follow a common style with a few graphical variants from title to title. The book’s title, era, and translator are included on the jacket spine, as well as “With 4 plates and a map,” the price (12s 6d), and the publisher. The series name and editors are at the bottom of the jacket front. A brief description of the book is on the front jacket flap.

The rear of the jacket indicates the series name, five available titles, and the publisher.

Titles in the series:

1928 (Routledge and Harcourt Brace)

The Unconquered Knight: The Deeds of the Count of Buelna. By his standard-bearer, Gutierre Diaz de Gomez (1431-49).

*Miracles of the Virgin Mary. By Johannes Helot (1435-40).

The Goodman of Paris (Le Manager de Paris). By A Goodman of Paris. (reprint, Routledge, 1938)

1929 (Routledge and Harcourt Brace)

The Dialogue on Miracles. By Caesarius of Heisterbach. Two volumes.

The Autobiography of Ousama. By Ousama Ibn Mounkidh.

# **Sir Lancelot of the Lake. By Lucy Allen Paton

1930 (Routledge and Dutton)

The Works of Liudprand of Cremona. By Liudprand, Bishop of Cremona.

1931 (Routledge and Gotham House)

#The Trial of Jeanne d’Arc, by Joan of Arc (Gotham House [NY] 1932)

***Little John of Saintré, by Antoine de La Sale (no US edition)

Listed as series titles facing the title page of The Autobiography of Ousama. Neither book was published, in or out of series, by Routledge.

Anecdotes from English MS. Sermons
Anecdotes of Thomas of Cantimpré

#Not listed among series titles facing the title page of The Autobiography of Ousama.

*Reissued by Kessinger in 2004
**Reissued by Folcroft Library Editions in 1974, Norwood Editions in 1976, R. West (Philadelphia) in 1977
***Reissued by Hyperion Press in 1977 & 1978

Binding in medium blue cloth:

Blank endpapers:

The half-title page includes the series name and series editors:

A list of series titles faces the title page. The last two titles in the list were not published. Two published titles (see above) are not on this list. The title page includes the publication year 1929.

“Printed in Great Britain by Headley Brothers. 18 Devonshire Street, E.C.2 ; and Ashford, Kent.”