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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1912) (1st thus)

SG$150.00

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1912) (1st thus)

SG$150.00

Title: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Author: Rev. Ernest J. B. Kirtlan, Frederick Lawrence (illus)

Publisher: Charles H. Kelly, 1912. First thus.

Condition: Full vellum, gilt decorations. Near fine. Some small bumps to cover. Illustrated frontispiece, and decorations within text. Top edge gilt. Deckle edges, with slight foxing to edges. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked. 224pp. 8″ by 5.5″.

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The New Year has just been rung in when a terrifying stranger rides into Camelot: a great green knight who challenges King Arthur’s knights to a wager. One of them may strike him with the Green Knight’s own axe, but in return, the Green Knight must be allowed to strike a return blow in a year and a day. Sir Gawain accepts the challenge, and bravely beheads the stranger, but to the court’s horror, the headless knight rides off, holding Gawain to his promise… A year later, Gawain sets off through the snowy wastes, towards an encounter that will test his courage, his chivalry and his very soul.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a masterpiece of medieval literature. Hailed by writers from J. R. R. Tolkien to Seamus Heaney, it is at once a stirring supernatural adventure and a profound meditation on courage, loyalty and human imperfection.