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(WESTON, Jessie L. trans.) STRASSBURG, Gottfried von.

The Story of Tristan & Iseult....

Rendered into English. With designs by Caroline Watts.

Availability: In stock

Published: London David Nutt, 1899

Stock Code: 118193

£375
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, first impression, Weston's English translation of von Strassburg's medieval Arthurian romance, published as the second number of David Nutt's Arthurian series of Romances Unrepresented in Malory's "Morte d'Arthur". Weston asserts in her Introduction: "There is no nation that does not know the story of Tristan and Iseult; no important European literature of which it does not form a part; and to Gottfried von Strassburg belongs the honour of having most adequately told the world's greatest love-tale." This copy of the very scarce first impression has been charmingly, if somewhat amateurishly, bound in near-contemporary green morocco.

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Description

Two volumes, duodecimo (140 x 100 mm). Near-contemporary green morocco, spines in compartments with raised bands, boards decorated with gilt and blind tooled tree patterns, top edges gilt, others untrimmed.

Illustrations

Engraved illustrations by Caroline Watts.

Condition

Spines sunned, ends and corners slightly rubbed, endpapers soiled, some minor spotting within, very good condition.

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