Le Morte D'Arthur (2 vols) by Thomas Mallory the boydell edition 1985
Limited Edition of only 500 published by Boydell - a facsimile set. 2 volumes in a slipcase bound in brown buckram cloth with extensive gilt decoration and titles. This set is in fine or as new condition.
Volume One has an introduction by Derek Brewer, Note on Text, Preface, Caxton's Preface, Caxton's Intorduction, Caxton's tabel of Contents, 9 Books and 12 of Aubrey Beardsley's full-page illustrations.
VolumeTwo has a general glossary and 8 full-page Aubrey Beardsley illustrations.
This collection by Sir Thomas Malory is a reworking of the legendary tales of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, Merlin, and the Knights of the Round Table: Malory interprets existing French and English tales and adds original material to these popular stories.