The Noble and Joyous Boke Entytled Le Morte D'Arthur. Thomas Malory.
The Noble and Joyous Boke Entytled Le Morte D'Arthur

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The Noble and Joyous Boke Entytled Le Morte D'Arthur

Oxford: Shakespeare Head Press, 1934.

First edition thus. Original publisher's full brick red pigskin with bold grain, gilt lettering on pine, superb marbled endpapers. #266 of 370 Copies on handmade paper, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Printed in red and black throughout with 22 woodcut illustrations from de Worde's 1498 folio edition, considered the first text illustrations made from engravings. Only a limited number of these were issued in the full red pigskin bindings. With the original four page prospectus printed in red and black as well as an order form, laid-in. A fine set, rarely seen thus.

Price: $1,750.00   Item #2869

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