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Book/Printed Material The birth, life, and acts of King Arthur Morte Darthur

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Title

  • The birth, life, and acts of King Arthur : of his noble knights of the Round Table, their marvellous enquests and adventures the achieving of the San Greal and in the end le morte Darthur with the dolourous death and departing out of this world of them all

Other Title

  • Morte Darthur

Names

  • Malory, Thomas, Sir, active 15th century, author
  • Caxton, William, approximately 1422-1491 or 1492
  • Rhys, John, Sir, 1840-1915, writer of introduction
  • Beardsley, Aubrey, 1872-1898, illustrator
  • Ellsworth, James W. (James William), 1849-1925, former owner
  • J.M. Dent & Co., publisher
  • Turnbull & Spears, printer
  • Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Aramont Library Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • London : J. M. Dent & Co., MDCCCXCIII-MDCCCXCIV [1893-1894]

Headings

  • -  Knights and knighthood--Fiction
  • -  Arthur,--King--Fiction
  • -  Kings and rulers--Fiction
  • -  Beardsley, Aubrey,--1872-1898--Illustrations
  • -  Malory, Thomas,--Sir,--active 15th century.--Morte d'Arthur--Illustrations
  • -  Arthurian romances--Illustrations

Genre

  • Historical fiction
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Arthurian romances

Notes

  • -  Colophon: ... Commenced the tenth day of June MDCCCXCIII, and finished the twelfth day of November MDCCCXCIV. Printed in Edinburgh by Turnbull & Spears, and are to be sold by J.M. Dent & Company ... London.
  • -  Publisher and place of publication from wrappers. Device of J.M. Dent & Co. printed in red on title pages of superior issue.
  • -  Paged continuously.
  • -  "This edition ... is limited to 300 copies on Dutch hand made paper and 1500 ordinary copies, after printing which the type has been distributed"--Volume 1.
  • -  Issued in parts.
  • -  Samuels Lasner, M. Selective checklist of the published work of Aubrey Beardsley, 22
  • -  Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 1992, 1992A
  • -  Rare and beautiful books from the Bonel Library, 285
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  LC copy: "This copy "of the superior issue" is not numbered."
  • -  LAC nsk 2019-12-06 update (3 cards)
  • -  LAC ddw 2022-04-25 update (1 card)

Medium

  • 3 volumes (xc, 990 pages, 24 unnumbered leaves of plates) : illustrations ; 27 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • PR2043 .R5 1893
  • PR2043 .R5 1893a Rosenwald Collection. Another issue. One of the 1500 "ordinary copies," issued in 2 volumes, with slight variations in preliminary matter. Ten of Beardsley's original drawings inserted. Ex libris James Williams Ellsworth.
  • Aramont Library no. 566 Copy 1 "This is no. 41 of the superior issue." Uniformly bound in vellum with vellum ties, gilt floral and geometric ornament in the Art Nouveau style. Original gray wrappers bound in.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 24005581

Online Format

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  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Malory, Thomas, Sir, Active 15Th Century, Author, William Caxton, John Rhys, Aubrey Beardsley, James W Ellsworth, Publisher J.M. Dent & Co, Printer Turnbull & Spears, Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, and Aramont Library Collection. The birth, life, and acts of King Arthur: of his noble knights of the Round Table, their marvellous enquests and adventures the achieving of the San Greal and in the end le morte Darthur with the dolourous death and departing out of this world of them all. [London: J. M. Dent & Co., MDCCCXCIII-MDCCCXCIV to 1894, 1893] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/24005581/.

APA citation style:

Malory, T., Caxton, W., Rhys, J., Beardsley, A., Ellsworth, J. W., J.M. Dent & Co, P. [...] Aramont Library Collection. (1893) The birth, life, and acts of King Arthur: of his noble knights of the Round Table, their marvellous enquests and adventures the achieving of the San Greal and in the end le morte Darthur with the dolourous death and departing out of this world of them all. [London: J. M. Dent & Co., MDCCCXCIII-MDCCCXCIV to 1894] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/24005581/.

MLA citation style:

Malory, Thomas, Sir, Active 15Th Century, Author, et al. The birth, life, and acts of King Arthur: of his noble knights of the Round Table, their marvellous enquests and adventures the achieving of the San Greal and in the end le morte Darthur with the dolourous death and departing out of this world of them all. [London: J. M. Dent & Co., MDCCCXCIII-MDCCCXCIV to 1894, 1893] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/24005581/>.