Morte Arthure

14th century alliterative poem of the Arthurian legend


Robert of Thornton, edited with introduction, notes and glossary by Mary Macleod Banks


Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1900
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Printing Details

First edition, hardback bound in the original green cloth with gilt titling to spine and printed illustration to upper board. 17.5 × 11cm, 206pp.

Full title: Morte Arthure; An Alliterative Poem of the 14th Century from The Lincoln MS

An alliterative poem from c1400 which retells the latter part of the Arthurian legend and is adapted from is adapted from books IX and X of Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain (1136).


A good reading copy. The cloth is dulled and rubbed, the pages tanned and a little foxed but remaining perfectly readable.

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