Title continues: "The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur of His Noble Knights 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." A beautiful edition, updated with modern spelling, of a great classic of English literature. Aubrey Beardsley's first professional commission produced a vast array of illustrations in black ink to bring Arthur's world to life.
Publisher: The Folio Society
Edition: 1020 copies of which this is no. 771. Facsimile of the original printing by William Caxton as revived by J. M. Dent in 1927.
Date Published: 2003
Place Published: London
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: xxxi, 538 p. 30 cm book in 31 cm solander box. B&w illustrations by Beardsley include 20 full or double-page spreads, 240 chapter headings, 43 ornamental borders, 25 initial letters, 19 small ornaments, and 4 headpieces. Black Nigerian goatskin with gold impressing bound by Smith Settle at Otley, Yorkshire. All edges gilt. Separate booklet by Anthony S. G. Edwards in internal pocket. Black ribbon marker. The slightest of wear to gilt trim. Faint scratch to lower cover.