1899 Scarce First Edition - The Courteous Knight by E. Edwardson Illustrated by Robert Hope.
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Author: E. Edwardson. Robert Hope, illustrator.
Title: The Courteous Knight and Other Tales. Borrowed from Spenser & Malory.
Publisher: Edinburgh & London, T. Nelson & Sons, 1899. First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5" X 6".
Pages: 172 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown, handwritten school prize on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the beautiful full-page, in-text and page decorations by Robert Hope.
The book: A rare first edition of "The Courteous Knight and Other Tales," this literary treasure borrows stories from the iconic works of Spenser & Malory, repackaged and reimagined by the adept hands of E. Edwardson. Adorned with exquisite illustrations by Robert Hope, the tales within bring to life the chivalry, romance, and adventures of knights of old, painting vivid pictures of bygone eras. The original full-cloth binding, showing minimal signs of wear, preserves the integrity and beauty of this esteemed volume. An additional touch of history graces its pages with a handwritten school prize inscription, a testament to its cherished place in a student's collection.
The author: E. Edwardson, though less widely known in contemporary literary circles, was an accomplished writer of the late 19th century. With "The Courteous Knight and Other Tales," Edwardson showcases a talent for reinterpreting classical narratives, breathing fresh life into them while maintaining their inherent charm and appeal.
The illustrator: Robert Hope stands out as a masterful illustrator of the period. His talent for capturing the essence of a scene or character can be observed throughout this book, with full-page illustrations, intricate in-text decorations, and elaborate page designs. Hope's artwork not only complements the text but elevates it, ensuring that every tale within is as visually enchanting as it is narratively compelling.
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