This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...when we read 1. 559, "Many geaunte of geene"; 2890, " Iolyan of Iene, a geante." ffor drede of his daungere they dresside theme ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...when we read 1. 559, "Many geaunte of geene"; 2890, " Iolyan of Iene, a geante." ffor drede of his daungere they dresside theme sone; 580 Of Crete and of Capados the honourable kyngys Come at his commaundmente, clenly at ones; To Tartary and Turky, whene tythynngez es comene, They twne in by Thebay, terauntez fulle hugge, The flow of the faire folke, of Amazonnes landes; 585 Alle thate ffaillez on the felde be forfette fore euere! Of Babyloyne and Baldake the burlyche knyghtes, Bayows with theire baronage bydez no langere; Of Perce, and of Pamphile, and Preter Iohne landes, Iche prynce with his powere appertlyche graythede; 590 The Sowdane of Surrye assemblez his knyghtes, ffra Nylus to Nazarethe, nommers f ulle huge; To Garyere and Galele they gedyre alle at ones; The Sowdanes that ware sekyre sowdeours to Rome They gadyrede ouere the Grekkes See with greuows wapyns, 595 In theire grete galays, wyth gleterande scheldez; The kynge of Cyprys one the see the Sowdane habydes, WitA alle the realles of Roodes, arayede with hyme one; They sailede with a syde wynde oure the salte strandez: Sodanly the Sarezenes, as theme selfe lykede, 600 Craftyly at Cornett the kynges are aryefede, ffra the cete of Rome sexti myle large. Be that the Grekes ware graythede, a fulle gret nombyre, The myghtyeste of Macedone, with mene of tha, marches, Pulle and Pruyslande presses with other, 605 The lege-mene of Lettow with legyons ynewe: Thus they semble in sortes, suwmes fulle huge, Sowdanes and Sarazenes, owt of sere landes, The Sowdane of Surry and sextene kynges, At the cetee of Rome assemblede at ones. 610 Thane yschewes the emperow armede at ryghtys, Arayede with his Romaynes appone ryche stedys; Sexty geauntes be-fore, engenderide with fendez, and Cayer (?) / to...Read Less
Very Good. Very good hardcover. No DJ. VOL. 1 ONLY. REPRINTED FROM THE ORIGINAL 1889-1891 COPY. Pages are clean and unmarked. Light dust-dulling on page edges. Covers show very minor shelf wear. Binding is tight, hinges strong.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!
Good. 1154359662 Used book. Previously owned and is blemished. Cover rubbed w/ corner and binding wear. Interior page markings (highlighting/writing) and owner's name. An inventory sticker on the back and a used sticker on the spine. Textblock has a marking.
Very Good. 1889-1891. 3 vols. in 4 books: x, 424; 425-861; vii, 230; xxv, 338 p. Five pull-out tables. Rose cloth with gold lettering, faded on spines and edges. Soiling of rear board on first volume. Presentation copy from the editor, H. Oskar Sommer; he signed first and fourth volumes in ink on half-titles. Occasional pencil notes throughout first volume. Large thumb print in vol. 3 page 163. An occasional spot. Vol. II's pull-out chart has a tear at bottom and tape repair on fold. "Le Morte Darthur" is a compilation by Sir Thomas Malory of romance tales about the legendary King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table. It is perhaps the best-known work of English-language Arthurian literature and probably the earliest collection of English prose. Malory seems to have been a knight, landowner and Member of Parliament though little is known about him. He is said to have translated the story of King Arthur from a French book in the 15th century but modern research suggests some of the work is his own. Many modern Arthurian writers have used Malory as their principal source. This is the first reprint of medieval publisher William Caxton's publication, taking the original text almost line for line and word for word. The first two volumes consist of Malory's text, the others of commentary and a list of names and places. There is also an essay on Malory's prose style by Andrew Lang. Signed by Editor.
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