For Hilaire Belloc: Essays in Honour of His 72nd Birthday. Douglas Woodruff, ed, David Jones.

For Hilaire Belloc: Essays in Honour of His 72nd Birthday

London: Sheed & Ward, 1942. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. 8vo. 214pp. Blue-green cloth, printed spine title. The blue-green of the cloth has faded to tan on the spine and on parts of the boiard. Text block is very goodm but the binding is only good because of the fading.


Eleven essays in honor of Belloc, by Ronald Knox, Douglas Woodruff, J. B. Morton, and others on a variety of subjects. Noteworthy, though, is the last essay: David Jones, "The Myth of Arthur", 40pp. So far as we can tell, this has never been reprinted.


Jones is a noted illustrator who worked under Eric Gill. His work was profoundly influenced by the Arthurian tradition. Sadly his illustrations for the Morte d'Arthur have never been published.


We do not know what connection his essay has to Belloc, though the latter was responsible for trandlating Bedier's 'Tristam and Iseult' into English.

. Good. Item #20900

Price: $25.00

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