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    With Forty-Eight Mounted Color Plates after Watercolor Drawings by W. Russell Flint

    [Russell W. Flint, illustrator]. Sir Thomas Malory. Le Morte Darthur. The Book of King Arthur and of His Noble Knights of the Round Table. By Sir Thomas Malory, Knt. London: Philip Lee Warner, Publisher to the Medici Society Ltd., 1910-[19]11. One of 500 numbered copies printed on handmade Riccardi Paper, out of a total edition of 512 copies (this being number 96). Four quarto volumes. Approximately 10.5 x 7.75 inches. xx, 168, [1, colophon], [1, blank], [1, printer's device], [1, blank]; xvi, 179, [1, blank], [1, colophon], [1, blank], [1, printer's device], [1, blank]; xvi, 208, [1, colophon], [1, blank], [1, printer's device], [1, blank]; xvi, 212, [1, colophon], [1, blank], [1, printer's device], [1, blank] pages. Forty-eight mounted color plates, after watercolor drawings by W. Russell Flint. With descriptive tissue guards printed in red. Title pages printed in blue and black, with the lettering designed by Miss M. Engall and the figures by W. Russell Flint. Original full limp vellum lettered in gilt on front covers and spines. Yapp edges. Green silk ties. Top edge gilt, others uncut. With the dust jackets and slipcases. Jacket spines a bit darkened, some chipping and wear to jacket spines, jacket of Volume IV worn with a few tears, slipcases slightly worn, with old paper tape repairs and one split seam to slipcase of Volume I, very minor occasional foxing. Fourth gutter in Volume I starting (yet solid). Still, a fine copy.

    "Imprinted after the text of William Caxton as modernized, under the editorship of Alfred W. Pollard, for the Library of English Classics...in the Riccardi Press fount, by Charles T. Jacobi" (Colophon of Volume IV). Ransom, Private Presses, p. 395. Tomkinson, p. 149.


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