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Arthurian Tetrology: The Story of King Arthur; The Story of The Champions; The Story of Sir Launcelot; The Holy Grail by  Howard Pyle - Hardcover - First editions, first printings - 1910 - from Thorn Books (SKU: 20949)

Arthurian Tetrology: The Story of King Arthur; The Story of The Champions; The Story of Sir Launcelot; The Holy Grail

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Arthurian Tetrology: The Story of King Arthur; The Story of The Champions; The Story of Sir Launcelot; The Holy Grail

by Pyle, Howard

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910. First editions, first printings. Hardcover. Near fine. Four 4to volumes, all in original mustard-color cloth with spines and upper boards blocked in black, red and gilt., With black and white illustrations by Howard Pyle. This is essentially a near fine set.


These titles have traditionally suffered cracked inner hinges because the textblock was too heavy for the binding structure. Here, the first two volumes have perfect inner hinges. The remaining two have had minor and nearly invisible repairs to the front inner hinges only. Overall this is a near fine set.


Pyle's quintessential treatment of King Arthur. "The books are lavishly decorated with Beardsleyesque headpieces, tail pieces, and full-page pen-and-ink drawings featuring enigmatic ladies, neo-Gothic furnishings and complexly patterned dress and armor."--so does Muriel Whitaker describe this set in the Arthurian Encyclopedia.


Gaines C-17, 19, 21 & 27.

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Bookseller
Thorn Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
20949
Title
Arthurian Tetrology: The Story of King Arthur; The Story of The Champions; The Story of Sir Launcelot; The Holy Grail
Author
Pyle, Howard
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near fine
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First editions, first printings
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1910
Bookseller catalogs
Rare Books; Arthurian;
Note
May be a multi-volume set and require additional postage.

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All books returnable for any reason within seven days, providing only that they are received in the same condition as shipped. Shipments to an Arizona address must add appropriate sales tax. Libraries billed.

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About Thorn Books

Thorn Books offers antiquarian, rare and out-of-print books. Frequently updated catalogues are available online in our specialty areas: King Arthur; Early Britain; Western Americana; California; Literature; and Rare Books. We are open by appointment only. Thorn Books is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers of American (ABAA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), and the Independent League of Online Booksellers (IOBA).

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fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [More]
cracked
In reference to a hinge or a book's binding, means that the glue which holds the opposing leaves has allowed them to separate,... [More]
tail
The heel of the spine.
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [More]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]

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