1917 Scarce First Edition - The Boy's King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table illustrated by N. C. Wyeth.
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Author: Sir Thomas Malory. Sidney Lanier, editor. (N. C. Wyeth, illustrator).
Title: The Boy's King Arthur, Sir Thomas Malory's History of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table.
Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917. Scarce First Edition with the date (1917) showing on the title page.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9.5 " X 7.5 ".
Pages: 321 pages.
Binding: Attractive and good original illustrated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, upper and lower part of spine scuffed and worn - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, some light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the color frontispiece and all the fourteen wonderful full-page illustrations by N. C. Wyeth.
Estimate: (USD 500 - USD 700).
The book: This edition of "The Boy's King Arthur" stands out as the scarce First Edition illustrated by N. C. Wyeth, with the distinct 1917 date on the title page. A masterful retelling of the Arthurian legends for young readers, it weaves tales of chivalry, magic, and heroism. Sidney Lanier's editing, based on Sir Thomas Malory's classic "Le Morte d'Arthur," is brought to life with the vibrant and detailed illustrations by the renowned N. C. Wyeth, making this edition a treasured piece for collectors and enthusiasts alike.
The author: Sir Thomas Malory (c. 1415–1471) was an English writer and the author of "Le Morte d'Arthur," a compilation of romance tales about the legendary King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table.
The editor: Sidney Lanier (1842-1881) was an American musician, poet, and author. He served in the Confederate army, worked on a blockade-running ship for which he was imprisoned (resulting in his catching tuberculosis), taught, worked at a hotel where he gave musical performances, was a church organist, and worked as a lawyer.
The illustrator: N. C. Wyeth (1882-1945) was one of America's foremost illustrators and a leading figure in the Brandywine School of American art. His illustrations graced numerous books, and his unique style and dedication to realism in both figure and landscape set him apart.
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