London: Thomas Hookan, 1829. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 240pp. Full polished calf by Riviere & Son. Spine in six compartments, gilt, with red and green lettering labels. Boards riled in gilt. Gilt inner dentelles. Top edge gilt; other edges untrimmed. Coated endpapers. A few scuff marks to the leather, minor age marks in the text, but a near fine copy in a attractive biding.
Originally issued in plain drab paper wraps. This copy has the wraps bound in at the rear. With the bookplates of John Spoor and Edith Trantor.
A fascinating novel involving Elphin's interactions with Uther Pendragon, Arthur, Taliesin and Guinevere, not to mention the rosy-cheeked monks of Avallon, but is also interwoven with satirical references to nineteenth century life.
Howey A-1950. Near fine. Item #20611