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  Lot 37
 

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[Literature] Malory, Syr Thomas
The Noble & Joyous Boke Entytled Le Morte Darthur...

Oxford: Shakespeare Head Press, 1933. In two volumes. Limited edition, #369 of 370 numbered copies. 4to. (iv), xxviii, 316; (iv), 373, (3) pp. Previous bookseller's description notes this as having been Malory bibliographer and scholar Barry Gaines' copy. Printed in red and black throughout, and illustrated with 22 woodcuts reproduced from Wynkyn de Worde's folio edition of 1498. Original 4 pp. publisher's precis, and 4 trial pp. on handmade paper, laid in. Original deluxe full brick-red niger, stamped in gilt; top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed; marbled endpapers; book-plate on front paste-down of each volume. Much more commonly found in three-quarter binding. Gaines A21.

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Oxford: Shakespeare Head Press, 1933. In two volumes. Limited edition, #369 of 370 numbered copies. 4to. (iv), xxviii, 316; (iv), 373, (3) pp. Previous bookseller's description notes this as having been Malory bibliographer and scholar Barry Gaines' copy. Printed in red and black throughout, and illustrated with 22 woodcuts reproduced from Wynkyn de Worde's folio edition of 1498. Original 4 pp. publisher's precis, and 4 trial pp. on handmade paper, laid in. Original deluxe full brick-red niger, stamped in gilt; top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed; marbled endpapers; book-plate on front paste-down of each volume. Much more commonly found in three-quarter binding. Gaines A21.

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