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Arthurian Literature I: An Edition of the Vera Historia de Morte Arthuri

by Richard Barber Edited Constance Bullock-Davies, Michael Lapidhe, Derek Brewer, Karl Heinz Goller

Condition: Fine


Fine True 1981 First Edition Hardcover Clean 173 pp. NO Markings NOT a library copy Not the later glossy edition. No jacket included. Among the five fine Arthurian essays is one on the Arthuriad of Charles Williams, 'From Logres to Carbonek' and two on the little known "Vera Historia de Morte Arthuri" One the actual text with translation. Besides the exciting account of Arthur's battle with Modred is the position of Avalon being in Gwynedd and an account of Welsh spear warfare and the use of shappened elm as spears capable of penetrating chainmail and how Morderd dipped in adder's blood! Great stuff. This was the first volume in this brilliant series and is fine collectible condition. Since 1977 Three Geese In Flight wraps our Arthurian and Celtic books first in brown paper before shipping.


  • Bookseller: Three Geese In Flight Celtic Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 6669
  • Title: Arthurian Literature I
  • Author: Richard Barber Edited Constance Bullock-Davies, Michael Lapidhe, Derek Brewer, Karl Heinz Goller
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First English Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: D. S. Brewer,
  • Place: Great Britain
  • Date published: 1981
  • Keywords: welsh arthurian gwynedd avalon arthur king arthur texts mordred north wales cornish arthur glastonbury charles williams inklings arthuriad celtic warfare welsh spears
  • Bookseller catalogs: Arthurian Legend; J.R.R Tolkien and The Inklings; Medieval and Early Medieval;
  • Size: 8vo

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