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The birth, life and acts, of King Arthur :
of his noble knights of the Round Table, their marvellous enquests and adventures, the achieving of the San Greal and the end Le Morte Darthur with the dolourous death and departing out of this world of them all /
the text as written by Sir Thomas Mallory and imprinted by William Caxton at Westminster the year MCCCCLXXXV and now spelled in modern style ; with an introduction by Professor Rhys and embellished with many orginal designs by Aubrey Beardsley.
|Main Creator:||Malory, Thomas, Sir, 15th cent.|
|Published / Created:||
London : Edinburgh : J. M. Dent & Company ; MDCCCXCIII-MDCCCXCIV [1893-1894].
Turnbull & Spears],
Half-title and spine title: Morte Darthur.
"This edition of Le Morte Darthur is limited to 300 copies on Dutch hand made paper and 1500 ordinary copies, after printing which the type has been distributed."--Half-title verso of volume 1.
"These first nine books of King Arthur have been imprinted in Edinburgh by Turnbull & Spears, and fininshed this thirtienth day of November, in the year mdcccxciii, and are published by J.M. Dent, at the Aldine House, London."--Colophon volume 1.
"Here is finished this noble book of Le Morte Darthur, reimprinted in Caxton's words, the spelling made as nowadays is used; and was commenced the tenth day of June mdcccxiv, and finished the twelfth day of November mdcccxciv. Printed in Edinburgh by Turnbull & Spears, and are to be sold by J.M. Dent & Company at Aldine House, in Great Eastern Street, London."--Colophon volume 2.
Each of the 21 books has a separate title-page within an illustrated border.
Illustrated title pages with publisher's devices.
"Note on the text here used." by F.J. Simmons: pages [ix]-x.
Publisher and printer statement from colophon.
Includes floriated initials.
General glossary: pages 985-990.
Some pages uncut.
Physical description: 2 volumes (xc, 990,  pages,  leaves of plates) : illustrations (wood engraving) ; 25 cm.
Citations/References: A descriptive catalog of W. B. Yeats's library, Edward O'Shea. - New York ; London : Garland, 1985, page 164.
|Contained in:||W. B. Yeats Library|
YL 1214/1-2: From the Library of W. B. Yeats.