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LE MORTE DARTHUR

Sir Thomas Malory's Book
of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights

of the Round Table

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First Edition (Globe 8vo) printed March, 1868; Reprinted slight alterations August, 1868; Reprinted (Index added) 1871, 1876, 1879, 1882, 1884, 1886, 1889, (Introduction re-wr 1891, (Crown 8vo) 1893, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1901.

OXFORD: HORACE HART, PRINTER TO THE UNIVERSITY

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ADVERTISEMENT TO THE PRESENT EDITION.

THE Introduction to, the first edition of this volume included an account of the Text in the various editions of Sir Thomas Malory's 'Morte Darthur,' and an attempt to estimate the character and worth of his book. The publication of Dr. Sommer's edition of the Text and Prolegomena, demands that I should complete my bibliography by an account of this important work; and it enables me, by help of this learned writer's new information, to confirm, while enlarging, my former criticism. I have, therefore, revised and re-written the two first sections of the Introduction. The Essay on Chivalry remains, but for a few verbal changes, as it was first printed.

SUTTON COURT,

November, 1891.

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