Le Morte Darthur: The History of King Arthur and of His Noble Knights of the Round Table. Sir Thomas Malory, W. Russell Flint.
Le Morte Darthur: The History of King Arthur and of His Noble Knights of the Round Table
Le Morte Darthur: The History of King Arthur and of His Noble Knights of the Round Table
Le Morte Darthur: The History of King Arthur and of His Noble Knights of the Round Table
Le Morte Darthur: The History of King Arthur and of His Noble Knights of the Round Table
Le Morte Darthur: The History of King Arthur and of His Noble Knights of the Round Table
Le Morte Darthur: The History of King Arthur and of His Noble Knights of the Round Table
Le Morte Darthur: The History of King Arthur and of His Noble Knights of the Round Table

Le Morte Darthur: The History of King Arthur and of His Noble Knights of the Round Table

London: Philip Lee Warner, Publisher to the Medici Society, [1920].

Hardcover. Very good in a good dust jacket. First trade edition. Two volumes, pp xxx, 439; xxii, 531,with a total of 36 beautiful color plates by Flint. Bound in publisher's green cloth with gilt spine lettering, blind-stamped decoration on upper boards. Slight scattered foxing, light rubbing to corners, a linked pair of ownership inscriptions, dated 1927 amd 1930, on the front free endpaper of Volume I. The scarce original dust jackets are present, but in good condition only. Both have toning and chipping to the spines, and the mounted illustration on the front panel of Volume II is partially torn away. In their book Illustrating Camelot (2008), Barbara and Alan Lupack praise Flint's ability to capture "the essential beauty of Malory's romance," and write that "as a series, the watercolors constituted one of the most comprehensive, and still largely unsurpassed, renderings of the legends by a single artist."

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