1884 Scarce First Edition Book - King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by H. Frith
Author :Henry Frith
Title : King Arthur and of His Knights of the Round Table
Publisher : London: George Routledge and Sons, 1884. First Edition.
Language : Text in English
Size : 7.5 " X 5 "
Pages : viii-408 pages
Binding : Attractive and very good gilt decorated full cloth binding (overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing and staining, signature of a previous owner on first free endpaper).
Illustrations: With original illustrations by F. A. Fraser.
The book : Attractive and scarce first edition of King Arthur and of His Knights of the Round Table by Henry Frith.
The author: Henry Frith (1840-1910) Irish-born civil engineer, translator and author, in England from early adulthood; mostly known for his translations from the French, at least six being of novels by Jules Verne, beginning with Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (trans 1876). He is credited with a short story of sf interest, "The Balloon of the Future" (May 1885 Cassell's Family Magazine) (see Balloons), and an adaptation, which may be loose, of a tale by Lucien Biart (1829-1897), possibly (but not probably) published initially in Dutch as Unac de Indiaan (1883); it is more likely to be a version of La Frontière indienne (1880) in Biart's Les Voyages Involontaires sequence, published in association with Verne's Voyages Extraordinaires. Frith's translation or version, Unac the Indian: A Tale of Central America (1884), is a juvenile Lost Race tale whose young protagonists discover the eponymous survivor of the Toltecs deep in Mexico.
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