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Geoffrey the Knight -- A Tale of Chivalry of the Days of King Arthur ;  with Twenty Whole Page Engravings by Gustave Dore

Geoffrey the Knight -- A Tale of Chivalry of the Days of King Arthur ; with Twenty Whole Page Engravings by Gustave Dore

Geoffrey the Knight -- A Tale of Chivalry of the Days of King Arthur ;  with
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Geoffrey the Knight -- A Tale of Chivalry of the Days of King Arthur ; with Twenty Whole Page Engravings by Gustave Dore Hard cover - 1869

by Mary-Lafon, Jean-Bernard ; Gustave Dore

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London: T. Nelson and Sons. Very Good-. 1869. First Edition Thus. Hard Cover. 215 pages; Former owner's name neatly on ffep "1870", otherwise clean and secure in original purple cloth binding with decorative stamping in blind to boards and in gilt at spine; spine faded and rubbed, worn at ends, strip of fading along two edges of front board; slight lean. All twenty full page plates by Dore present and clean; attractive head and tail pieces as well. Translated from the French of Jean-Bernard Mary-Lafon (1812–1884); translator not named. "Of the illustrations, by M. Gustave Dore. it is almost unnecessary to say that, on the whole, they are worthy of his fertile and vigorous genius, which is never so happy as when dealing with the scenes and creations of a romantic fantasy." .
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  • Title Geoffrey the Knight -- A Tale of Chivalry of the Days of King Arthur ; with Twenty Whole Page Engravings by Gustave Dore
  • Author Mary-Lafon, Jean-Bernard ; Gustave Dore
  • Illustrator Gustave Dore
  • Binding Hard Cover
  • Edition First Edition Thus
  • Condition Used - Very Good-
  • Publisher T. Nelson and Sons, London
  • Date 1869
  • Bookseller's Inventory # 44645

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