Easton Press LE MORTE D'ARTHUR, Sir Thomas Malory, 2 Vol. Complete Set, Leather-Bound [Sealed]

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Easton Press LE MORTE D'ARTHUR, Sir Thomas Malory, 2 Vol. Complete Set, Leather-Bound [Sealed]
Easton Press LE MORTE D'ARTHUR, Sir Thomas Malory, 2 Vol. Complete Set, Leather-Bound [Sealed]
Easton Press LE MORTE D'ARTHUR, Sir Thomas Malory, 2 Vol. Complete Set, Leather-Bound [Sealed]
Easton Press LE MORTE D'ARTHUR, Sir Thomas Malory, 2 Vol. Complete Set, Leather-Bound [Sealed]
Easton Press LE MORTE D'ARTHUR, Sir Thomas Malory, 2 Vol. Complete Set, Leather-Bound [Sealed]
Easton Press LE MORTE D'ARTHUR, Sir Thomas Malory, 2 Vol. Complete Set
Easton Press LE MORTE D'ARTHUR, Sir Thomas Malory, 2 Vol. Complete Set
Easton Press LE MORTE D'ARTHUR, Sir Thomas Malory, 2 Vol. Complete Set
Easton Press LE MORTE D'ARTHUR, Sir Thomas Malory, 2 Vol. Complete Set
Easton Press LE MORTE D'ARTHUR, Sir Thomas Malory, 2 Vol. Complete Set, Leather-Bound [Sealed]

A wonderful collectible set for yourself or as a gift for someone special. This is The Story of King Arthur & Of His Noble Knights of the Round Table. Written by Sir Thomas Mallory and illustrated by Robert Gibbings. A complete and matching 2 volume set, originally published by Easton Press in 1983.

Rare and now out of print. This is the classic tale by Sir Thomas Mallory first printed by William Caxton. This edition is modernized as to the spelling and punctuation by AW. Pollard. This is the complete and unabridged set in two large volumes, luxuriously bound in full genuine leather.





Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:

* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations

 

About the book

Le Morte d'Arthur (originally written as le morte Darthur; Anglo-Norman French for "The Death of Arthur") is a 15th-century Middle English prose reworking by Sir Thomas Malory of tales about the legendary King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, Merlin and the Knights of the Round Table, along with their respective folklore. In order to tell a "complete" story of Arthur from his conception to his death, Malory compiled, rearranged, interpreted and modified material from various French and English sources. Today, this is one of the best-known works of Arthurian literature. Many authors since the 19th-century revival of the legend have used Malory as their principal source.

Apparently written in prison at the end of the medieval English era, Le Morte d'Arthur was completed by Malory around 1470 and was first published in a printed edition in 1485 by William Caxton. Until the discovery of the Winchester Manuscript in 1934, the 1485 edition was considered the earliest known text of Le Morte d'Arthur and that closest to Malory's original version. Modern editions under myriad titles are inevitably variable, changing spelling, grammar and pronouns for the convenience of readers of modern English, as well as often abridging or revising the material.

 

 


About the author


Sir Thomas Malory (c. 1415 – 14 March 1471) was an English writer, the author or compiler of Le Morte d'Arthur (originally titled, The Whole Book of King Arthur and His Noble Knights of the Round table). Since the late nineteenth century, he has generally been identified as Sir Thomas Malory of Newbold Revel in Warwickshire,[1] a knight, land-owner, and Member of Parliament. Previously, it was suggested by antiquary John Leland and John Bale that he was Welsh (identifying "Malory" with "Maelor"). Occasionally, other candidates are put forward for authorship of Le Morte d'Arthur, but the supporting evidence for their claim has been described as "no more than circumstantial".

Sealed. Very Fine without any flaws. The condition is of the highest quality. Square and tight spines. Unread books without any attached bookplates.
Publisher:
Easton Press
Edition:
Limited Edition
Binding:
Full genuine leather
Title:
Le Morte D'Arthur
Author:
Sir Thomas Malory