Book of Sir Galahad, The; and the Achievement of the Adventure of the Sancgreal

An Early 'Geometric' Binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe

[SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE, binders]. MALORY, Sir Thomas. The Book of Sir Galahad. London: The Astolat Press, 1904.

First Astolat edition. Octavo (6 7/8 x 4 1/4 in; 175 x 1068 mm). [4], 42, [2] pp. Title page in black and red, with publisher's vignette in red. Rubricated initials. Acorn tailpieces.

Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, ca. 1904 (gilt stamp-signed on inside front turn-in) in full red morocco. Covers with rectangular five-line gilt-border surrounding twenty-eight gilt flowers set within 27 gilt ornaments. Spine with three raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, gilt board edges and turn-ins, top edge gilt, dark green endpapers. Neat early ink inscription on front blank "OBJ from / Mrs Taylor / Xmas, 1923." With the armorial bookplate of Oliver Burr-Jennings on the front paste-down.

From the Oakleaf series of Astolat Press, established in 1903 by A.C. Curtis, The Story of Sir Galahad is excerpted from Malory's Mort D'Artur.

An early and very pretty little 'geometric' binding from Sangorski & Sutcliffe.

Oliver Burr Jennings was related by marriage to William Avery Rockefeller, Jr. Item #03090

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