8vo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in white. With the dust jacket. First edition, first impression. Some chipping to the jacket’s extremities, particularly at the top of the spine. Light sunning to the spine. That said, it is scarce to find the jacket in as good condition as this. Line-drawing chapter head and tailpieces. Inarguably the most significant contribution to Arthurian literature in the 20th century. White reinvigorated the tales for a new and younger audience. The novel was later adapted by Disney into an animated film in 1963, and at various times by the BBC for radio. Initially intended as a stand-alone work, the success of the novel led to White expanding it into a tetralogy of Arthurian novels, The Once and Future King.
White, T.H. , The Sword in the Stone, Collins, 1938
BLIGH, William, A Voyage to the South Sea, undertaken by command of His Majesty, For the purpose of conveying the bread-fruit tree to the West Indies, in his Majesty’s ship the Bounty. Commanded by Lieutenant William Bligh. Including an account of the mutiny on board the said ship, and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew, in the ship’s boat, from Tofoa, one of the friendly islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies. The whole illustrated with charts, &c. Published by the permission of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. , George Nicol, Bookseller to his Majesty, Pall Mall., 1792