Le Morte DArthur

MALORY, Sir Thomas. Le Morte DArthur. London: Studio Editions, 1990.

Hardcover in a slipcase. Condition: near fine. The slipcase has some slight scuffing along the edges and corners, but is otherwise in very good condition. The dust jacket and book cover are decorated in a gilt illustration. The book itself is in near fine condition and the text is clean and unmarked. The tops of the page edges are sprayed gilt.


Sir Thomas Malory



Le Morte DArthur Synopsis

Le Morte DArthur is a fifteenth-century Middle English prose reworking by Sir Thomas Malory of tales about the legendary King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, Merlin and the Knights of the Round Table, along with their respective folklore. Malory compiled, rearranged, interpreted and modified material from various French and English sources. Today, this is one of the best-known works of Arthurian literature. Many authors since the 19th-century revival of the legend have used Malory as their principal source.

This is a facsimile edition of J. M. Dent’s & Sons 1909 edition of Le Morte D’Arthur and includes illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley.

About Sir Thomas Malory

Sir Thomas Malory was an English writer, the author of Le Morte DArthur. Much of Malory’s life history is obscure, but he identified himself as a ‘knight prisoner’, apparently reflecting that he was either a criminal or a prisoner-of-war. Malory’s identity has never been confirmed. However, since modern scholars began researching his identity the most widely accepted candidate has been Sir Thomas Malory of Newbold Revel in Warwickshire, who was imprisoned at various times for criminal acts and possibly also for political reasons during the Wars of the Roses.

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Sir Thomas Malory


Hardback in slipcase


Aubrey Beardsley




Studio Editions