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1 (Atherton, John). Ives, Vernon JAUFRY THE KNIGHT AND THE FAIR BRUNISSENDE. Newly Revised from the Original Provencal by Vernon Ives
(New York): Holiday House, 1935. 1935. Very good 
(New York): Holiday House, 1935.. 1935.. Very good. - Squarish octavo, gray & red cloth titled in black with vignette stamped in black on front cover, in dw. The covers are lightly bumped & there is a small hole in the cloth of the spine; the dw is lightly soiled & chipped & somewhat darkened with several small pieces out of the dw spine. [x] & 124 pp. Full-page B&W illustrations & B&W head-pieces by John Atherton. The contents are near fine.

First edition.

"The adventures of Sir Jaufry of Normandy were being sung by the troubadours of southern France three centuries before Malory wrote his Morte d'Arthur. Consequently, this story forms one of our earliest pictures of English knighthood....'Jaufry the Knight' was written by an unknown twelfth-century troubadour." - From the dw copy.

Scarce, especially so with the dust jacket. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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2 (Gorsline, Douglas). Robinson, Mabel Louise KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS
Chicago, IL: Spencer Press, Inc., (1953). (1953). Good 
Chicago, IL: Spencer Press, Inc., (1953).. (1953).. Good. - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt. The covers are bumped & lightly rubbed with the front edge of the rear cover darkened; the spine is faded with the head & tail rubbed. xv & 174 pp. The bottom edges of the pages are lightly dampstained. Illustrated with plates & head-pieces in B&W & black, tan & white by Douglas Gorsline. Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3 (McBride, Simon). Ashe, Geoffrey THE LANDSCAPE OF KING ARTHUR
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1987). (1987). Very good 
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1987).. (1987).. Very good. - Square octavo, blue cloth titled in gilt on spine, in color pictorial dw. The dw is very lightly rubbed. 191 pp. A small area of the surface of the front endpaper inner corners is rubbed away. Profuse B&W & color photographic illustrations by Simon McBride. There is a light remainder mark on the bottom edge, else near fine.

First American edition.

"A personal tour of England, Scotland and Wales by one of the world's leading Arthurian scholars" [from the dw copy]. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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4 (Pitz, Henry C.) MacLeod, Mary THE BOOK OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS NOBLE KNIGHTS: Stories from Sir Thomas Malory's Morte D'Arthur by Mary MacLeod. Introduction by Angelo Patri
Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, (1949). (1949). Good 
Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, (1949).. (1949).. Good. - Octavo, green cloth titled in red with decorations in red on spine & in blind on front cover, in dw. The covers are bumped & lightly rubbed; the dw is rubbed, chipped & soiled with short tears & some staining; the dw spine is faded with the head torn. xvi, [1] leaf, 324 & [1] pp. There is light staining to the endpapers with an owner's ink name on the front endpaper. Color pictorial title, color head-pieces & B&W vignettes by Henry C. Pitz. Very good in a fair dw.

Third printing. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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5 (Rackham, Arthur). Pollard, Alfred W THE ROMANCE OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE. Abridged from Malory's Morte D'Arthur by Alfred W. Pollard
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1927. 1927. Good 
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1927.. 1927.. Good. - Octavo, blue cloth titled in gilt on spine & in black with vignette stamped in black on front cover. There are some small, light stains to the covers. xxiv, [1] leaf & 517 pp. B&W frontispiece, 6 B&W plates, 1 B&W head-piece & B&W pictorial initials by Arthur Rackham. The endpapers are somewhat darkened; the top edges of the prelims & the last 30 pp. are slightly rippled. Ex-library with hand-written letter on spine, ink notations on half-title & stain & rubbing where pocket or label has been removed from rear pastedown. Good.

An early reprint. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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6 (Stassen, Franz). Huckel, Oliver PARSIFAL: A Mystical Drama by Richard Wagner Retold in the Spirit of the Bayreuth Interpreation by Oliver Huckel
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1903. 1903. Good 
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1903.. 1903.. Good. - Octavo, red cloth titled in gilt with vignettes of the grail in gilt on spine & in gilt with decorative frame & vignettes of grail stamped in blind on front cover; t.e.g. The covers are bumped & soiled; the spine is faded with the head chipped & lightly frayed. xvii, [i], 70 & [1] pp., printed in red & black. The rear endpaper is lightly creased. B&W frontispiece & 4 B&W plates by Franz Stassen. The contents are very good.

First edition.

Printed by D. B. Updike at the Merrymount Press, Boston. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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7 (Wegner, Helmuth). Haas, Dorothy SIR LANCELOT. Authorized Edition based on the Television Series
Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Company, (1958). (1958). Good 
Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Company, (1958).. (1958).. Good. - (The Big Little Book TV Series). 12mo [5-3/4"x4-3/8"], color pictorial paper covered boards. 276 pp. There is a small date stamp on the front pastedown & 2 series titles are crossed out in ink & red pencil on the front endpaper; there is occasional light foxing & the page edges are darkened. Profuse full-page illustrations by Helmuth Wegner in blue, black & white and orange, black & white. Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Alcock, Leslie WAS THIS CAMELOT? Excavations at Cadbury Castle 1966-1970
New York: Stein and Day, Publishers, (1972). (1972). Very good 
New York: Stein and Day, Publishers, (1972).. (1972).. Very good. - Quarto, green cloth titled in gilt on spine, in color pictorial dw. The front cover is slightly bumped with a small score mark. The dw is rubbed & lightly soiled with a small score mark to the front panel. 224 pp. Profuse B&W & color illustrations & B&W maps & plans. Very good.

First American edition.

Part of the "New Aspects of Archaelogy" series, edited by Sir Mortimer Wheeler. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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9 Barber, Richard; compiler THE ARTHURIAN LEGENDS: An Illustrated Anthology. Selected and Introduced by Richard Barber
(Totowa, NJ): Littlefield Adams & Company, (1979). (1979). Very good 
(Totowa, NJ): Littlefield Adams & Company, (1979).. (1979).. Very good. - Square octavo, dark brown cloth titled in silver on spine, in dw. The covers are bumped & slightly warped; the dw is lightly rubbed with a short tear to the bottom edge of the front panel. vi & 224 pp. B&W & color illustrations. 2 leaves of the text are creased. Very good.

First American edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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10 Barron, W. R. J.; translator and editor SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT
(Manchester, U.K.): Manchester University Press, (1976). (1976). 0719005566 / 9780719005565 Good 
(Manchester, U.K.): Manchester University Press, (1976).. (1976).. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed wrappers. The binding is bumped with the spine & extremities faded. [ix] & 179 pages. The page edges are darkened & there are some ink markings & underlinings in the modern English text. Good.

Manchester Medieval Classics, general editor G. L. Brook.

Edited with an introduction, prose translation and notes by W. R. J. Barron. The Middle English text is printed side by side with the translation. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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11 Dell, Floyd KING ARTHUR'S SOCKS And Other Village Plays
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1922. 1922. Very good 
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1922.. 1922.. Very good. - Octavo, three quarters gilt-ruled green calf & black calf titled in gilt between gilt-decorated raised bands in blind & with decorations in gilt on spine; t.e.g.; marbled endpapers. The binding is lightly rubbed, the covers are lightly bumped & the spine is faded. 238 pp. A very good, attractive copy.

First edition.

"These plays, with one exception, were written in Greenwich Village, and, with another exception, first performed there--some at the old Liberal Club, and others by the Provincetown Players. They are souvenirs of an intellectual play-time which, being dead, deserves some not-too-solemn memorial." [Author's prefatory note] First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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12 Erskine, John GALAHAD: Enough of His Life to Explain His Reputation
Indianpolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1926). (1926). Good 
Indianpolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1926).. (1926).. Good. - Octavo, dark blue cloth titled in red. The covers are lightly rubbed with some tiny white marks to the front cover; the spine is somewhat faded. 340 pp. There is light foxing to the endpapers & 2 rear blanks have been roughly opened; the page edges are very slightly darkened. Good.

A humourous version of the life of Sir Galahad. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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13 Finlayson, John; editor MORTE ARTHURE
Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1971. 1971. Very good 
Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1971.. 1971.. Very good. - Octavo, orange & white pictorial wraps. The wraps are very lightly rubbed & soiled with a price sticker on the front wrap. viii & 163 pp. Very good.

Second printing.

The "alliterative" Morte Arthure, published as part of the York Medieval Texts series of Middle English writing. The text of the poem is in Middle English. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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14 Gates, Robert J.; editor THE AWNTYRS OFF ARTHURE AT THE TERNE WATHELYNE: A Critical Edition
Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, (1969). (1969). Very good 
Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, (1969).. (1969).. Very good. - Octavo, tan cloth titled in brown, in a price-clipped dw. The dw is very lightly soiled & slightly darkened. viii, [iii] & 267 pp. The top corners of the leaves are lightly creased through page 20. Illustrated with a B&W facsimile. Very good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Heber, Reginald THE POETICAL WORKS OF REGINALD HEBER, Late Lord Bishop of Calcutta. A New Edition
Boston, MA: Little, Brown, and Company, 1853. 1853. Good 
Boston, MA: Little, Brown, and Company, 1853.. 1853.. Good. - Small octavo, brown cloth titled in gilt with coat of arms stamped in gilt on spine & with multiple frames & device stamped in blind on each cover. The covers are rubbed & bumped; there are tiny white marks to the spine & the head & tail are chipped. 4-page publisher's catalog, xii & 324 pp. B&W portrait frontispiece. The endpapers are foxed & lightly stained; the margins of the frontispiece are foxed with offsetting to the title; there is a chip out of the bottom corner of the frontispiece & occasional light foxing to the text pages. Good.

Among the contents is Heber's 56- page three-part canto "Morte d'Arthur: A Fragment". 
Price: 15.00 USD

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16 Holbrook, Sabra SIR TRISTAN OF ALL TIME
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux / An Ariel Book, (1970). (1970). Very good 
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux / An Ariel Book, (1970).. (1970).. Very good. - Octavo, golden yellow cloth titled in maroon on the spine in a pictorial dust wrapper. The dust jacket is slightly creased & soiled with a couple of tiny chips at edges. 196 pages, illustrated in black & white. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper.

First edition. An exploration of the various Tristan legends, their origins and development through the ages. The author pays close attention to the versions circulated by the early troubadours as well as to Malory's and Spenser's. Those versions by Matthew Arnold, Sir Walter Scott, Tennyson, Swinburne and Wagner are all observed as are the modern versions by John Masefield and Edwin Arlington Robinson. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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17 Lacy, Norris J.; editor THE ARTHURIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA. Norris J. Lacy, Editor with Associate Editors Geoffrey Ashe, Sandra Ness Ihle, Marianne E. Kalinke, and Raymond H. Thompson
New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1986. 1986. Very good 
New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1986.. 1986.. Very good. - Large octavo, black cloth titled in gilt on spine & in gilt with image of a knight in armour stamped in gilt on front cover. xxxvii, [1] leaf & 649 pp. B&W illustrations. The bottom corners of the pages in the middle section of the book are slightly bowed, else near fine.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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18 Loomis, Laura Hibbard ADVENTURES IN THE MIDDLE AGES: A Memorial Collection of Essays and Studies
New York: Burt Franklin, 1962. 1962. Good 
New York: Burt Franklin, 1962.. 1962.. Good. - (Selected Papers in Literature and Criticism Number 1). Octavo, dark blue cloth titled in gilt on spine. The covers are bumped, rubbed and lightly spotted. xvii & 308 pp. There is an owner's ink name & address on the front endpaper. B&W portrait frontispiece & 1 B&W plate. The contents are very good.

First edition.

Essays on medieval romances, Malory, Chaucer, Charlemagne, King Athelstan, etc. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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19 Luttrell, Claude THE CREATION OF THE FIRST ARTHURIAN ROMANCE: A Quest
(London): Edward Arnold, (1974). (1974). Good 
(London): Edward Arnold, (1974).. (1974).. Good. - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt on spine, in dark green pictorial dw. The dw is rubbed with some spotting internally. vii, [i] & 284 pp. The pages are somewhat darkened. Good.

First edition.

"An inquiry into the beginnings of Arthurian romance, centring on the first extant work in that tradition, Eric et Enide by Chretien de Troyes, and ranging over texts as far south as Italy and as late as Malory." [From the dw copy] Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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20 Paris, Paulin LES ROMANS DE LA TABLE RONDE Mis en Nouveau Langage et Accompagnes des Recherches sur l'Origine et le Caractere de ces Grandes Compositions. Tome Troisieme: Lancelot du Lac
Paris: Leon Techener, Libraire, 1872. 1872. Fair 
Paris: Leon Techener, Libraire, 1872.. 1872.. Fair. - Small octavo, three-quarter dark brown calf & brown cloth titled in gilt on spine between gilt-decorated raised bands in blind; marbled edges & endpapers. The binding is bumped & rubbed & the head of the spine is chipped with a short tear to the front joint. 384 & [3] pp. & 7-page publisher's catalogue. The front endpaper, flyleaf & half-title are detached with a small piece out of each front edge. The page edges are darkened & there is scattered foxing & staining. B&W frontispiece, 1 B&W plate & decorative initials. Ex-library with library bookplate on front pastedown, blind stamps on title, top margins of plates & first page of text, discard stamp on bottom margin of frontispiece & numerals stamped on 2 pages. Good working copy.

The text is in French. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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