1920 Rare Book set - Le Morte Darthur, The History of King Arthur and of His Noble Knights of the Round Table.
Author: Sir Thomas Malory. (William Russell Flint, illustrator).
Title: Le Morte Darthur: The History of King Arthur and of His Noble Knights of the Round Table.
Publisher: London, Philip Lee Warner, Publisher to the Medici Society, 1920. First 2 volumes Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9 " X 6.5 ".
Pages: xxx, 439; xxii, 531 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good binding, finely bound in half brown morocco leather (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, spine slightly sunned - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt. A very beautiful binding!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, some light foxing mainly on the outer edges - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful 36 full-page color plates by William Russell Flint.
Estimate: (USD 500 - USD 700)
The book set: A grandiose and impressive two-volume set of "Le Morte Darthur", which stands as one of the last great epic romances in the English language. Depicting the life of the legendary King Arthur and his Knights, this edition combines the traditional tales with vibrant and imaginative illustrations.
The author: Sir Thomas Malory (c. 1415–1471) was an English writer, the author or compiler of "Le Morte d'Arthur". The antiquary John Leland (1503–1552) has identified him as Sir Thomas Malory of Newbold Revel in Warwickshire, but this attribution is not without dispute.
The illustrator: William Russell Flint (1880–1969) was a Scottish artist and illustrator who was known especially for his watercolour paintings of women. His works have been admired for their intricate detail, vivid colour, and masterful rendering. His distinctive style brings new dimensions to this classic text, making it a must-have for fans and collectors alike.
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1920 Rare Book set - Le Morte Darthur, The History of King Arthur and of His Noble Knights of the Round Table. Price List