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La Morte Darthur
London: Philip Lee Warner, publisher to the Medici Society Ltd,, 1920. The History of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table. 2 volumes, octavo (227 x 157 mm). Bound for Henry Sotheran's in blue crushed half morocco, blue cloth sides, titles to spine gilt in compartments, raised bands gilt, top edge gilt, blue endpapers. Colour frontispieces, pictorial title pages printed in green and black, 34 colour plates all by William Russell Flint. Bookseller's stamp to head of front free endpaper versos. Spines slightly toned, light rubbing to bottom edges of boards, foxing to edges and occasionally to margins, not affecting text; an excellent set. This edition was first printed in the Riccardi Press Books 1911 and was reprinted in 1920. It includes Caxton's preface to the original 1485 edition, the text is Caxton's as represented by Dr. Sommer's 1889 reprint with modernised spelling, and a bibliographical note by the editor, Alfred William Pollard, a well respected bibliographer at the British Museum. This edition features the illustrations of William Russell Flint, for which he won a silver medal at the 1913 Paris Salon.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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