Le Morte D'Arthur (1st Limited Printing 1894)

By: Malory, Thomas Sir

Price: $1,995.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+

This is the very scarce first J. M. Dent printing of 1893-1894--one of only 300 copies printed on Dutch handmade paper with Full Vellum boards and 1500 ordinary copies. This set is one of the 1500 "ordinary copies". Beige-light tone cloth boards with elaborate gilt lettering and designs to front boards and spines--full gilt top edge with ribboned place marker and tissue guards covering frontispiece. Dated on bottom of the spine (MDCCCXCIII) Aldine House--with Dent logo in gilt to the rear boards. Uncut handmade paper with over 300 Beardsley illustrations. Preface by John Rhys dated November 7, 1893--following original Caxton text--455 pp. Vol I--and numbered to page 990 in Vol II. Light toning and wear to the cloth boards--light soiling to the extremities and page edges--Vol I has a small tear to the cloth at the upper head of the spine and Vol II has some cloth thread erosion (fraying) at the spine- (although not much)-shallow bumping and cloth erosion at the top corner tips of both Vol's. Very small owner bookplate at the pastedown of Vol I. A very rare collectible set--even difficult to find in the second edition after 1900. This is the 1st edition. (9.75" x 8.25") Additional digital photos available.

Title: Le Morte D'Arthur (1st Limited Printing 1894)

Author Name: Malory, Thomas Sir

Illustrator: Aubrey Beardsley

Categories: Famous Illustrators,

Edition: First Printing

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent: 1894

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: cfe14216