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MALORY. SIR THOMAS Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley.:
LE MORTE DARTHUR, The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur, of His Noble Knights of the Round Table and 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. The Text as Written by Sir Thomas Malory and imprinted by William Caxton at Westminster the Year 1485 and now Spelled in Modern Style, Embellished with Many Original Designs by Aubrey Beardsley. With an Introduction by Professor John Rhys, and a Note on Aubrey Beardsley by Almer Vallance. 3rd edition, 1927, limited to 1600 copies, divided into 21 books, 4to, approximately 295 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, 22 plates including frontispiece, 5 are double page, frontispiece and 1 other plate are photogravures with tissue guards, many other small illustrations throughout and decorative borders, initials, and chapter headings, pages: lv, 538 including Glossary, original publisher's pictorial black cloth, gilt lettering and decoration to spine and upper cover, top edge gilt, the others untrimmed. Slight rubbing to binding, slight shelf-wear to bottom of spine, corners bumped and showing a little wear, frontispiece has pale stain to outer margin, not affecting the image, the other photogravure has a small pale stain to top and bottom edge of margins, pale offsetting from frontispiece to title page, 2 other very small pale stains to top margins, hardly noticeable, pale age-browning to margins, slight rubbing to first pastedown where a previous owner's name has been erased, slight rippling to endpapers, otherwise a very good clean copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.
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