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Epics and Romances of the Middle Ages (Signed copy)

Signed and inscribed by Arthur Edward Waite (A E Waite)

Author

Wilhelm Wagner, adapted by M W MacDowell, and edited by W S W Anson

Publisher

Swan Sonnenschein, London, 1890
Epics and Romances of the Middle Ages (Signed copy)Epics and Romances of the Middle Ages (Signed copy)Epics and Romances of the Middle Ages (Signed copy)

Printing Details

Sixth edition, hardback bound in the original decorative cloth with gilt titling to spine and front, all edges gilt. 22 × 14cm. 488pp.

This copy has been signed and inscribed by Arthur Edward Waite, the poet, scholarly mystic and writer on occult and esoteric matters. The inscription reads "To G J Stuart-Menteath, with best wishes for Xmas, 1890 from Arthur Edward Waite". Granville Stuart-Menteath and his family were close friends of A E Waite's. Granville married Theodora Lakeman, whom it seems Waite was very much in love with. He went on to marry her sister Ada in 1888, who was a witness at Stuart-Menteath's and Theodora's wedding.

This illustrated book describes the romances, legends and epics of the Middle Ages It is divided into three sections: The Amelung and Kindred Legends; The Nibelung and Kindred Legends; and The Carolingian Legends, Legends of King Arthur and the Holy Grail, and Tannhauser.

Condition

This copy is quite well worn but rare with A E Waite's inscription. The blue cloth is rubbed quite heavily to the corners and faded to the rear board. The spine is faded a little. Internally, the hinges are cracked but not open, the binding is secure if a little pulled. There is a small 1cm loss to the page with Waite's signature, but the signature and inscription remain intact. The main body of text is in good, clean condition. A fair copy but made worthwhile with the inscription.

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Epics and Romances of the Middle Ages (Signed copy)Epics and Romances of the Middle Ages (Signed copy)Epics and Romances of the Middle Ages (Signed copy)

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