1907 Le Morte D'Arthur
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Publishers' Original Binding
'Le Morte D'Arthur' is a collection of tales from the legends of King Arthur. It was written by Thomas Malory in the fifteenth century, and has remained one of the foremost piece of literature about Arthurian legends ever since. 'Le Morte D'Arthur' tells of the life of King Arthur, from his birth from Uther Pendragon and Igraine, about the event with the sword in the stone, about his relationship with Merlin, to his death. Malory was a knight and Member of Parliament, though it is hard to properly identify him, and scholars have come up with multiple people who Malory could be. It's been debated that Malory wrote 'Le Morte D'Arthur' as a social commentary, looking at the idyllic past, and the utopia collapsing into contemporary politics.
In the original publisher's cloth binding, with gilt decoration to the front board and to the spine. Externally, smart. Light shelfwear to the boards. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front endpaper, 'Frances Drewett'. Light offsetting to the recto to the front endpaper, and to the verso to the rear endpaper. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. A few pages remain uncut to the fore edge.
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