1901 Rare Book bound by Hatchards - Le Morte Darthur, King Arthur and of His Noble Knights of the Round Table.
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Author: Malory, Sir Thomas; Sir Edward Strachey.
Title: Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble Knights of the Round Table.
Publisher : London, Macmillan and Co. Limited., 1901.
Language: Text in English
Size: 7.5" X 5.5".
Pages: lvi-509 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good half-morocco leather binding, finely bound by Hatchards (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, spine lightly sunned - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean - as shown, nice armorial ex-libris of Sir Archibald Richard James Southby, 1st Baronet on the first endpaper - as shown).
The book: Attractive and rare in Hatchards' binding. Le Morte d'Arthur (originally spelled Le Morte Darthur, Middle French for "The Death of Arthur") is a reworking by Sir Thomas Malory of existing 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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