La Mort d'Arthure:The History of King Arthur and of the Knights of the Round Table. Sir Thomas Malory, Thomas Wright.
La Mort d'Arthure:The History of King Arthur and of the Knights of the Round Table
La Mort d'Arthure:The History of King Arthur and of the Knights of the Round Table

La Mort d'Arthure:The History of King Arthur and of the Knights of the Round Table

London: John Russell Smith, 1858. First edition. Very good. Hardcover. Item #21244
ISBN: Literature

Three volumes. 12mo. Half calf. Spines in six compartments, gilt; leather lettering pieces, gilt; marbled paper boards and endpapers; red edges. Armorial bookplates.


Introduction and notes by Thomas Wright, The Introduction is of bibliographical importance as it sketches the history of the early editions of Malory: Caxton (one complete copy; one incomplete); de Worde (two editions, one copy of each known); Copland; East; and finally the edition of 1634. Traces of rubbing to the leather and wear to the board edges else this is a very good to near fine set.


Wright is a conscientious and painstaking editor, and his explanatory and editorial notes are useful. His work was a great success and was reprinted throughout the century.


Gaines A10.

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Price: $1,000.00

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