£150.00

Publisher

J. M. Dent and Co., Aldine House, E.C.

Place

London

Date

1898

Synopsis

Translated from the french by sebastian evans. vols. one and two. (the temple classics).

Item Description

FIRST EDITION. Small 8vo. 4 x 6 inches. Vol. One, 305 pp.; Vol. Two, 298 pp. Title pages in red and black. Bound in half brown and green morocco over green cloth, gilt, spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt. A little wear to extremities and spotting of flyleaves, but otherwise a very good copy, handsomely bound. Illustrated by 2 frontispieces and engraved titles. Decorated by red device on series page. A version of the Arthurian Legend of the Holy Grail, this is a translation of Percival le Gallois, ou le Conte de Graal, from an Old French manuscript, edited by Charles Poitevin, Brussels, 1866. Full details of its literary history are given in the Translator's Epilogue at the end. Sebastian Evans (1830-1909) was a poet, artist and barrister and a friend of the artist, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, who provided the illustrations and decorations for this first Dent edition of 1898 (title later published in the Everyman Library).

[Stock No. 26243]

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