King Arthur’s Knights (1914)

S$87.00

King Arthur’s Knights (1914)

S$87.00

Title: King Arthur’s Knights: The Tales Re-Told for Boys & Girls
Author: Henry Gilbert, Walter Crane (illus)
Publisher: T.C. & E.C. Jack, exact date unknown. Inscription on flypage suggests no later than 1914.
Condition: Hardcover, decorative white cloth. In good condition. Spine darkened, firmly bound. With 16 full-page colour illustrations.

Description

This book is an attempt to tell some of the stories of King Arthur and his Knights in a way which will be interesting to every boy and girl who loves adventures.

CONTENTS

I. HOW ARTHUR WAS MADE KING AND WON HIS KINGDOM
II. HOW LANCELOT WAS MADE A KNIGHT. THE FOUR WITCH QUEENS, AND THE ADVENTURES AT THE CHAPEL PERILOUS
III. THE KNIGHT OF THE KITCHEN
IV. HOW SIR TRISTRAM KEPT HIS WORD
V. THE DEEDS OF SIR GERAINT
VI. HOW SIR PERCEVAL WAS TAUGHT CHIVALRY
VII. HOW SIR OWEN WON THE EARLDOM OF THE FOUNTAIN
VIII. OF SIR LANCELOT AND THE FAIR MAID OF ASTOLAT
IX. HOW THE THREE GOOD KNIGHTS ACHIEVED THE HOLY GRAAL
X. OF THE PLOTS OF SIR MORDRED; AND HOW SIR LANCELOT SAVED THE QUEEN
XI. OF SIR GAWAINE’S HATRED, AND THE WAR WITH SIR LANCELOT
XII. OF THE REBELLION OF MORDRED AND THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

1. Arthur took the handle of the sword with his right hand
2. To be his true and faithful men while they lived
3. Then the evil queen laid her hands over the face of Sir Lancelot
4. Thus they fared until evensong
5. Came an old, old woman, a witch.
6. Poured the philtre into the wine of Isoude and Sir Tristram
7. One leaped at the knight with a knife in his hand
8. He caught sight of the goblet in the hand of Gwenevere
9. “How knowest thou, hag, that I am Perceval!”
10. Suddenly he dashed his horse forward
11. And, half fearful, she went up to him
12. The aged man steered it down the river towards London
13. Therewith he drew his sword, and smote in the thick of them
14. As fierce a fight as ever brave knight might wish to see
15. He rode with the queen to his own castle
16. He marvelled to see a great arm and hand come up through the waves