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Le Morte D'Artur. The History of King Arthur - MALORY, Thomas (c.1405-1471) [CAX - 1920. [1198820]
London: Philip Lee Warner, publisher to The Medici Society 1920. FIRST TRADE EDITION. 2 volumes, quarto, pp.439; 531. With 36 illustrations in full colour by W. Russell Flint. Publisher's green cloth, gilt, t.e.g., others untrimmed, pictorial jackets. Previously limited to 500 copies (1910), 'Extra Crown Quarto', this is the first regular printing, described as 'small crown quarto'.Contents clean, owner name to flyleaf, small area of damage to rear gutter of volume two, wrappers with a few chips and tears, toned to spine. Most presentable. Sir Thomas Malory's compilation of French and English Arthurian romances. The book contains some of Malory's own original material (the Gareth story) and retells older stories in light of Malory's own views and interpretations. First published in 1485 by William Caxton, Le Morte d'Arthur is perhaps the best-known work of English-language Arthurian literature today. This famous quarto limited printing is features eminently suitable illustrations by Wm. Russell Flint.
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