NY: Wiley & Halsted, 1857. First US edition. Hardcover. Very good. Item #19335
8vo. (xvii),18-156pp. followed by 4pp publisher's catalogue. Original blue T-grain cloth; gilt spine titles and a gilt illustration of the knight in gilt on the upper board. All edges gilt. Illustrated by I. W. Orr. Eight full page contemporary hand-colored illustrations. Binding soiled and worn, especially at edges and hinges; textblock is in very good condition. Translated from the French version of Mary Lafon by Alfred Elwes. This is the story of Jaufre,the only surviving Provençal Arthurian romance. In it, Jaufre sets out to avenge affronts to Arthur and Merlin, but falls in love with the mistress of the castle of Monbrun. Arthurian Encyclopedia, p. 251 and 118. Scarce.