The Story of King Arthur; The Story of The Champions; The Story of Sir Launcelot; The Holy Grail.New York : 1903-10 Stock Code: 34991
NotesFirst editions, first impressions. Pyle wrote and illustrated his Arthuriad at the end of a long and very successful career as an illustrator and teacher. He championed book illustration as a particularly American form of artistic expression and rewrote the Arthurian cycle from an unabashed viewpoint of history as a moral education for children.
4 volumes, octavo. Attractively bound in recent full burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, single roll to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.
With black and white illustrations by Howard Pyle.
A fine copy.
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