Le Morte D’Arthur

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Complete in 2 limited edition volumes

Malory, Sir Thomas. Oxford: The Shakespeare Head Press, 1933. Limited edition, numbered 201 of 370 copies. Illustrated with woodcuts. Three-quarter red leather over cloth boards. 316,376 pp. Large octavos. Very good. 

Extremely uncommon limited set containing Malory’s great Arthurian work. Printed in black and red type, with 22 woodcuts from the 1498 edition. Lovely leather with white buckram boards; shelfback deeply embossed with titling. Gilt tops and rough-cut edges, with marbled endpapers. Toning to the covers, with a tiny chipped spot to the spine of volume 2, and rubbing to both. Volume 1 is slightly shaken; bookplate on both pastedowns. A rare set.

Sir Thomas Malory, (flourished c. 1470), English writer whose identity remains uncertain but whose name is famous as that of the author of Le Morte Darthur, the first prose account in English of the rise and fall of the legendary king Arthur and the fellowship of the Round Table.


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