Friday, January 9, 2015

All the Frills: Le Morte De Arthur

Today I’m featuring one of my favourite books from my home library. This stunning edition of Thomas Malory’s Le Morte de Arthur was a gift from my uncle many years ago and I’ve treasured it ever since. Not only is the book one of my favourites (it was published in 1485, one of the first books printed by William Caxton utilizing the new technology of the printing press) but this particular edition, which features illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley, is beyond stunning.



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8 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

Wow! So cool!! :D
And now I want to put in my Merlin DVDs and watch some Young King Arthur action, haha (I should probably read that book...)
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Annie L said...

Love the gold embossing. Also I got 7/15 on the Greek mythology test!!! Where has all my knowledge gone since college??? D:
xo Annie
New England Romance

204 Park said...

Wow, that's so neat! Xo, S

Cee said...

What a gorgeous book! It's no wonder you've treasured it so much - not only does it contain a wonderful story, but it looks like work of art!
xox,
Cee

FASHION TALES said...

Incredible! That is certainly something to cherish. Thanks for sharing with us.
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LyddieGal said...

That is a gorgeous book, love the gilded cover.

I only got 7/15 on the test too, though I'm pretty sure I've not learned about it since 7th grade, haha.

Laura Go said...

What a gorgeous book, Courtney! I love the classy binding and the illustrations are beautiful!

Elle Sees said...

omg i might have just shouted Aubrey Beardlsey when I saw this!! you are the only other person i "know" who knows who that is! stunning, stunning edition.