3 June 2009
ASHENDENE PRESS -- MALORY, Thomas (fl. 1470). The Noble and Joyous Book entytled Le Mort Darthur. Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1913.
2° (398 x 274mm). Headings and shoulder notes in red, initials in red and blue after Graily Hewitt. 29 woodcuts by W.H. Hooper and J.B. Swain after Charles and Margaret Gere, two full-page. Brown calf by W. H. Smith bindery, signed in blind on rear turn-in, spine gilt lettered, gilt-ruled turn-ins. Provenance: William Henry Smith, 3rd Viscount Hambleden (1903-1948, bookplate).
LIMITED TO 153 COPIES, this one of 145 on paper, the text based on Southey's reprint of Caxton's 1485 edition. Hornby XXVI.
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