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Books and Manuscripts

 
  Lot 36
 

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[Literature] [Beardsley, Aubrey] Malory, Sir Thomas
The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur of his Noble Knights of the Round Table Their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures...Le Morte Darthur...

(London): Dent, 1927. Third edition with illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley, one of 1,600 copies. 4to. lv, (i), 538 pp. Introduction by Professor John Rhys, and with a note on Beardsley by Aymer Vallance. Profusely illustrated with plates, decorative borders, initials, and chapter headings (including one chapter heading ommited in previous editions) by Beardsley. Original blue cloth-covered bevelled boards, decoratively stamped in gilt; top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed; text partially unopened; in matching rare original unclipped buff dust-jacket, scattered wear, top and bottom edge, rear panel and flap repaired with tape, loss at bottom rear panel, other scattered chips; book-plate on front paste-down. A fantastic copy. Gaines A14.c.1.a; Lasner 22C.

Sold for $1,008
Estimated at $1,000 - $1,500


 

(London): Dent, 1927. Third edition with illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley, one of 1,600 copies. 4to. lv, (i), 538 pp. Introduction by Professor John Rhys, and with a note on Beardsley by Aymer Vallance. Profusely illustrated with plates, decorative borders, initials, and chapter headings (including one chapter heading ommited in previous editions) by Beardsley. Original blue cloth-covered bevelled boards, decoratively stamped in gilt; top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed; text partially unopened; in matching rare original unclipped buff dust-jacket, scattered wear, top and bottom edge, rear panel and flap repaired with tape, loss at bottom rear panel, other scattered chips; book-plate on front paste-down. A fantastic copy. Gaines A14.c.1.a; Lasner 22C.

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