Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book Of King Arthur And Of His Noble Knights Of The Round Table, 1904.
STRACHEY, Sir Edward (Editor)
London, Macmillan and Co. 1904. Reprint. Edited and with an Introduction. 8vo, 200 x 145mm. 509pp. Hardcover in original bottle-green cloth bindings with gilt title to spine and design to front board. Ex-library copy with usual markings. A tight copy. Le Morte Darthur, Middle French for "the death of Arthur" is a compilation by Sir Thomas Malory of Romance tales about the legendary King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table. The book interprets existing French and English stories about these figures, with some of Malory's own original material (the Gareth story). First published in 1485 by William Caxton, Le Morte d'Arthur is perhaps the best-known work of English-language Arthurian literature today. Many modern Arthurian writers have used Malory as their principal source, including T. H. White for his popular The Once and Future King and Tennyson for The Idylls of the King. Bookseller Inventory # 000755