¶ Malory — Byrth, lyf, and actes of King Arthur (1817)

March 14, 2014

19th cent.

Malory, Sir Thomas. The byrth, lyf, and actes of Kyng Arthur, of his noble knyghts of the rounde table, their merveyllous enguistes and adventures, Thachyeuyng of the Sanc Greal and in the end le morte d’Arthur. Ed. Robert Southey. 2 vols. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817.

Large-paper edition. Reprint of Caxton’s edition of 1485.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £5). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 74 (sold to Vigers for £1 10s.). — Allan F. Vigers. — Brian Edmund Allen Vigers. — Guy Vigers (private collection).

Reference: MS catalogue (1), fol. 104v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 95.

Digital versions: Google (vol. 2) — HathiTrust.

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Sotheby 1898:

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