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Beardsley, Aubrey (Illustrator
The Birth Life And Acts Of King Arthur Of His Noble Knights Of The Round Table Their Marvellous Enquests And Adventures The Achieving Of The San Greal And In The End Le Morte Darthur With The Dolourous Death And Departing Out Of This World Of Them All; Introduction by Professor John Rhys. And A Note On Aubrey Beardsley By Aymer Vallance
London: E.P. Dutton, 1927. Third edition. Hardcover. 538 pages. 29.5 x 26 cm. Limited edition one of 1600 copies. 21 full-page woodcut plates and a plethora of in-text wood engravings. GORDON N. RAY 314. "Seeking to emulate the books of the Kelmscott Press, John Dent in 1892 offered Beardsley 200 pounds [for the 1st edition published 1893-1894 in 3 vols] for twenty full-page illustrations, about one hundred smaller designs in the text, and nearly 350 initial letters for `Le Morte d'Arthur.In accepting this formidable commission, the artist anticipated, correctly as it turned out `a year's hard work." General Glossary. Backstrip extremities worn, rubbing to corners. Orig. black cloth, covers and spine decorated in gilt. Teg. Very good. Item #21995.
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