This list from Medievalists.net makes me want to spend a week or two ensconced in a really good research library (ideally, Sterling Memorial, where I spent so much of the 1970s), pulling down one book after another and reading to my heart’s content. I can’t even pretend I want to own them — they’re almost all so far from any foreseeable reading pattern that they would glare even more reproachfully than the currently ignored piles of books. But what fun to browse them if I didn’t have to have them on my own shelves! The Faroe-Islander Saga (Faereyinga saga), Giovanni Villani’s New Chronicle (which “traces the history of Florence, Italy, and Europe over a vast sweep of time-from the destruction of the Tower of Babel to the outbreak of the Black Death”), The Divorce of King Lothar and Queen Theutberga, Petrarch’s My Secret Book, A Chinese Traveler in Medieval Korea, John Benet’s Chronicle, 1399-1462 (by “a Londoner who was exceptionally well-informed about events and people in the period of the Wars of the Roses”), A Corresponding Renaissance: Letters Written by Italian Women, 1375-1650… I’m afraid even to click through to the publisher/Amazon pages to see how much they cost, but it’s fun just to riffle their pages in my imagination. Thanks, Trevor!