LE MORTE D'ARTHUR, third limited edition of 1600, text by Sir Thomas Mallory and imprinted by William Caxton, with illustrations by AubreyBeardsley, published byE. P. Dutton, Boston, 1927. Quarto, 538 gilt top edge pages with frontispiece piece with tissue paper guard, 21 black and white plate illustrations, 1 with a tissue paper guard and additional chapter illustrationsbyBeardsley, hardbound by Brentano's, Paris, in dark green cloth with gilt blindstamping to front cover and spine, gilt lettering to spine. 12" H x 9 1/2" W x 2 1/4" D. Second quarter 20th century. CONDITION: Covers with wear, scuffs, surface abrasions, separations to covers from spine, largest 5 1/2", corners bumped. Pages with toning, foxing spots, tears, toning impression to tissue paper guards. Frontispiece is separated from spine. Front cover is almost separated from spine. Illustrations are collated. Ink inscription from previous owner to front endpaper.
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