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Le Morte Dartur: The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur

Thomas Malory; introduction by Professor John Rhys

£1,600

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Ref. 111033   Edition. Third Edition

Illustrated By: Aubrey Beardsley; note by Aymer Vallance

Published By: E. P. Dutton and Company 1927 (New York)

'...of his Noble Knights of the Round Table of 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.' This, the third edition of Le Morte D'Arthur with Aubrey Beardsley's designs is limited to 1600 copies, after printing which the type has been distributed. Original printed pictorial dust jacket, rare indeed. Black cloth binding with gilt stamped floral decoration. Bevelled edges. Pages untrimmed. Illustrated frontispiece with tissue guard, headpiece and vignette to title. Illustrations throughout within the text, including full page with tissue guards as well as double page spreads. Jacket has been sympathetically restored. The original title band to the jacket spine remains and the rest of the spine is missing and has been guarded. Areas to the fore corner and rear panel have been guarded as well. Crease to front panel, some wear and nicking, light spotting. Spotting to text block edge. Light and fairly sparse spotting internally throughout. Binding is lovely and sharp. Internally is still quite bright and clean. Overall a lovely copy, very good condition, desirable in rare dust jacket. The most complete edition of Aubrey Beardsley's King Arthur. Priced lowered from £ 2200

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Size: 4to

Binding: Hardback

Book Type: Book

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