Le Morte D'Arthur Printed by William Caxton 1485. Sir Thomas Malory.
Le Morte D'Arthur Printed by William Caxton 1485
Le Morte D'Arthur Printed by William Caxton 1485

Le Morte D'Arthur Printed by William Caxton 1485

London: The Scolar Press in association with the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1976. Limited edition. Hardcover. Thick 4to. Unpaginated. Publisher's linen cloth, leather lettering label in blind. One of 500 numbered copies (this is number 353). Introduction by Paul Needham. This is a facsimile of the Pierpont Morgan Library copy of Caxton's Morte d'Arthur, the only surviving complete copy. (A nearly complete copy is housed at the Rylands Library and a single leaf is at Lincoln Cathedral.)


The facsimile is preceded by a discussion of the watermarks in the Pierpont Morgan Library copy and are reproduced by betaradiography.


A fine copy in publisher's utilitarian slipcase (which has a small corner bump). This facsimile is your only opportunity to own the Caxton printing, barring the discovery of another not institutionally owned original.


Gaines A26. Fine. Item #19549
ISBN: Literature

Price: $1,250.00

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