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222978356079
Seller: lataraoxalic (1781)
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Rockford, Tennessee, US
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Category: Books:Antiquarian & Collectible
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$700.00
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Condition: 1st ed/ 1st impression. Tight copy. Hardback green cloth boards with gilt title on spine, no dust jacket; 211 pages with 2 black and white plates. Many pages annotated in pencil and ink mainly translation of words (not unusual. Copies that have survived are primarily student copies.) Original green cloth, titles to spine and axe design to front board gilt, fore and bottom edges uncut. Rare work.
Title: Sir Gawain & The Green Knight Publisher: OXFORD AT THE CLARENDON PRES Publication Date: 1925 Binding: HARD BACK GREEN (no DJ) Book Condition: GOOD w. annotations Edition: FIRST ED / FIRST IMPRESSION Hammond: p. 285 Item Description: OXFORD AT THE CLARENDON PRES, 1925. HARD BACK GREEN. Book Condition: GOOD. FIRST ED. 5 1/4 X 8. Hardback green cloth boards with gilt title on spine, no dust jacket; 211 pages with 2 black and white plates. Many pages annotated in pencil and ink mainly translation of words (not unusual. Copies that have survived are primarily student copies.) Original green cloth, titles to spine and axe design to front board gilt, fore and bottom edges uncut. ; spine darkened, covers rubbed, worn corners bumped; Half the book comprises notes and glossary. DATE PUBLISHED: 1925 EDITION: FIRST IMPRESSION Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a scholarly edition of the Middle English romance. Sir Gawain presents a late Arthurian legend which was penned in a relatively obscure West-Midland dialect of early Middle English. The text, as translated by Tolkien, still maintains the auditory alliteration used to drive the poem itself. This in itself is a blessed treasure to the reader, as it is a rarely used method of poetry. The story is a gem in that it presents a fallible human, Gawain, who strives by the Grace of God to fulfill his oaths made. It is an exposition of piety, casting the Arthurian knight into a wholly Christian light. Tolkien was responsible for the glossary and for the text of the poem, while Gordon produced the majority of the accompanying notes. Pages untrimmed as issued. Only 2500 copies were printed. A very good find of a presentable copy of this very rare item. ______________________________________________________ TOLKIEN COLLECTION: We purchased an inventory lot of a book seller and collectibles store near our local university. The owner had passed and his heirs were selling his collections. We purchased his Tolkien collection (and several other pieces) and have been, ever since, amazed by the rarity, the quality and the numbers of the pieces he had. We've sold many to private collectors and friends and many others on line, but there is still much, much more. We try to do due diligence and research the pieces as we list them; they are varied: books & various rare publications, display collectibles, rare letters and posters...etc. It was a wonderful find, a rare cache of materials and many, many of the pieces are jewels for the Tolkien collector. Please take a look at our other pieces for sale. Feel free to ask any questions.
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