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    [W. Russell Flint, illustrator]. Sir Thomas Malory. Le Morte Darthur. London: Philip Lee Warner, Medici Society, 1910-[19]11.

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    [W. Russell Flint, illustrator]. Sir Thomas Malory. Le Morte Darthur. The Book of King Arthur and of His Noble Knights of the Round Table. London: Philip Lee Warner, Publisher to the Medici Society Ltd., 1910-[19]11. In the original publisher's limp vellum.

    One of 500 numbered copies printed on handmade Riccardi Paper, out of a total edition of 512 copies (copy number 106). Four quarto volumes. 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] pp. 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. Minimal foxing and offsetting. Otherwise a fine copy. Armorial bookplate of Harold A. Werhner. "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, no. 3. Tomkinson, p. 149, no. 3.



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