London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1970-1979. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine / Fine. Item #18337 .
Three volumes in publisher's bindings with unclipped dust wrappers. All are first printings of this classic Arthurian work.
This is a fine, bright set with only traces of use.
To date the most extended portrait in all literature of Merlin, the protector and tutor of Arthur. Arthurian Encyclopedia, p. 432, calls this work "convincing and artful". Howey, A2465-2466.
In the beginning, this is Merlin's autobiography, then becomes Merlin's telling of the story of Arthur.