General editors Robert Whalen and Christopher Hodgkins are pleased to announce that George Herbert: Complete Works—the first full edition of Herbert since 1941—is now under contract with Oxford University Press. A scholarly edition in three volumes, it will include extensive textual and critical apparatus, collation of recently-discovered manuscripts (including a new copy-text for Musae Responsoriae), and original translations of Herbert’s Latin and Greek poems and prose:
Volume I: English Prose (2023)
Volume II: Latin and Greek Verse and Prose (2024)
Volume III: English Verse (2025)
A parallel-text digital complement, to be offered gratis to the public, presents all witnesses as archive-quality images alongside diplomatic transcriptions. The edited texts, apparatus, and translations are reserved for the Oxford print edition, while the free digital resource will capture the full textual record as a dynamic and robust searchable archive, preserving the whole of Herbert’s oeuvre for future generations of scholars, students, and general readers. For additional information and samples of the digital complement, click here.