Arthurian Trilogy: The Sword in the Stone, The Witch in the Wood, The Ill-Made Knight
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1939-1940. First US editions. Hardcover. Near fine / Near fine. Item #18344
8vo. Original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edges stained red, fore-edges untrimmed. Small illustrations in the text by the author, endpapers of the first volume illustrated by Robert Lawson. Near fine copies with only traces of wear and age. None of the dustwrappers are price-clipped. The spines are lightly sunned, much less than usual. The have a little wear along the edges. The "Ill-Made Knight" lacks a small piece at the rear fold and the 'With in the Wood' lacks a small piece at the front fold. Otherwise, they are in near fine condition.
The first three parts of "The Once and Future King". Fantasy Literature, p. 174. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-266. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 54. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 20. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 1116. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1149-57. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 208. Reginald 15254. This is the only edition of the second title; it was replaced entirely in the reprint.