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Seller: melk-or (323)
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Pointe-Claire, Quebec, CA
Ended Nov 21, 2018 2:00:17 AM
Category: Books:Antiquarian & Collectible
C $1,200.00
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Title: Sir Gawain & The Green KnightPublisher: Oxford at the Clarendon PressPublication Date: 1925Binding: Hard Back Book Condition: Good Edition: FIRST EDITION / FIRST IMPRESSIONHammond: pp. 285-287 Item Description: OXFORD AT THE CLARENDON PRESS, 1925. HARD BACK. Book Condition: GOOD.FIRST ED. 5 1/4 X 8. Hardback green cloth boards with gilt title on spine, with exceptionally scarce dust jacket; 211 pages with 2 black and white plates. Pages are generally clean with approximately twenty pages annotated. Original green cloth, titles to spine and axe design to front board gilt, foreand bottom edges uncut. Errata slip inserted facing p. vi. No tissue guards over the plates butcopies have been seen with and without these guards. Some rubbing to boards with corners andspine ends slightly worn. The dustjacket has chipping to fold edges and spine tail with some loss tohead of spine (see pictures). Slightly soiled and creased. Small name inked to top front. Half thebook comprises notes and glossary. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a scholarly edition of the Middle English romance. SirGawain presents a late Arthurian legend which was penned in a relatively obscure West-Midlanddialect of early Middle English. The text, as translated by Tolkien, still maintains the auditoryalliteration used to drive the poem itself. This in itself is a blessed treasure to the reader, as it is ararely used method of poetry. The story is a gem in that it presents a fallible human, Gawain, whostrives by the Grace of God to fulfill his oaths made. It is an exposition of piety, casting the Arthurianknight into a wholly Christian light. Tolkien was responsible for the glossary and for the text of the poem, while Gordon produced themajority of the accompanying notes. Pages untrimmed as issued. Only 2500 copies were printed.A presentable copy of this very rare item.Exceptionally scarce in dustjacket which is protected in removable Brodart cover. I have some other very scarce and collectible Tolkien books listed. Win more than one auction andsave on shipping.Although my listings indicate that I am only shipping to North America, I am open to shipping to Europe but please message me for a shipping quote first as the shipping rates are for North America only. All shipments are tracked and insured through Canada Post.
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