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Lot nr:196
Book nr:33018
Author:MALORY, Thomas
Title:The Birth, Life and Acts of King Arthur, of His Nobel Knight 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
Town:[London]
Publisher:J.M. Dent
Year:1909
Description:4to, liv, 624 pp. Illustrated with 20 full page plates, including 2 from etchings and 18 from woodcuts (five are double-page) by Aubrey BEARDSLEY with tissue-guards, plus approximately 280 woodcut chapter headers, initials, borders and ornaments throughout the text. Limited edition of 1500 copies, (1000 for the UK and 500 for America). Original covers and spine preserved, modern green morocco, with red mosa´que decoration, top edge gilt, spine richly gilt, half morocco folder, cardboard slipcase
Note:Second Beardsley edition. An elaborately illustrated edition of Sir Thomas Malory's masterpiece in facsimile format from Caxton's 1485 typographic classic. Beardsley's illustrations to Le Morte d'Arthur are a mix of knights and fauns, swans, fantasy figures, all in his "fin de siecle" style
Price:€240 - €300
Sellingprice:€750
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