1896 Rare Book - The Boy's KING ARTHUR and of His Noble Knights of the Round Table illustrated.
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Author: Malory, Sir Thomas; Sidney Lanier.
Title: The Boy's King Arthur being Sir Thomas Malory's History of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table edited for boys.
Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 5.5 "
Pages: xlvii-403 pages
Binding: Attractive and near fine half brown morocco leather binding with spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt titles, and beautiful damask side (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing, name of a previous owner on the upper margin of title page - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 12 beautiful full-page illustrations by Alfred Kappes.
The book: Attractive and scarce in such a nice binding of The Boy's King Arthur being Sir Thomas Malory's History of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table -a reworking for boys by Sidney Lanier of Sir Thomas Malory tales about the legendary King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, Merlin, and the Knights of the Round Table. Malory interpreted existing French and English stories about these figures and adds original material (e.g., the Gareth story). Malory's actual title for the work was The Whole Book of King Arthur and His Noble Knights of the Round Table (The Hoole Book of Kyng Arthur and of His Noble Knyghtes of The Rounde Table), but after Malory's death the publisher changed the title to that commonly known today, which originally only referred to the final volume of the work.
The author: Sir Thomas Malory (c. 1415 – 14 March 1471) was an English writer, the author or compiler of Le Morte d'Arthur (originally titled The Whole Book of King Arthur and His Noble Knights of the Round Table). Since the late 19th century, he has generally been identified as Sir Thomas Malory of Newbold Revel in Warwickshire. Occasionally, other candidates are put forward for authorship of Le Morte d'Arthur.
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