The Mabinogion Illustrated by Alan Lee

By: Guest Lady Charlotte (Translated, with Notes, by)

Price: £75.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Bound in FINE scarlet-red boards with really bright gilt titling and gilt illustration to the spine, with a very bright gilt 'celtic' illustration to the front board. The slightest 'softening' to the top front corner - negligible. In the original publisher's Alan Lee illustrated pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is Not price-clipped (original price £25), and has some slight, small, shelfwear smudges/scratches/tiny edge creases which are only seen if held up to the light, and the d/j is now in a new protective, clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover, and looks near As New. FIRST EDITION, FIRST Printing of this New Combination Edition with the correct Printers Key 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2, indicating a 1st Issue. "This Beautiful New Edition contains the definitive translation of the work by Lady Charlotte Guest", arguably the most accessible of those published, and includes the tale of Taliesin, which has been absent from the collected tales of the Mabinogion for over twenty years. It also contains "50 breathtaking colour paintings and numerous illustrations by Alan Lee", many appearing here for the first time. (The Original Lady Charlotte Guest translated 'Mabinogion' appeared between 1838-46, and the Original 'Alan Lee' Edition appearing in 1982, but in a translation by Gwyn Jones & Thomas Jones). So this is a FIRST EDITION, FIRST Printing of this New Combination Edition with the correct Printers Key 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2, indicating a 1st Issue. Very CLEAN, white, page fore-edges - NO Inscriptions or Marks. (x) + 355 pp. Introduction by Alan Lee. Superbly Illustrated by Alan Lee in full colour and with decorations, line drawings, and illustrated headings, etc, in black & white. Large 'Notes' section (239 pp - 355 pp) at the end - many with b/w vignette illustrations. An Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'As New' copy. GIFT QUALITY. " Before The Lord of the Rings there was THE MABINOGION. Widely recognized as the finest arc of Celtic mythology, the eleven stories were preserved in two Welsh collections, The White Book of Rhydderch (c.1300-1325) and The Red Book of Hergest (1375-1425) , though the stories themselves hail from an oral tradition dating back to the tenth century. At its core are tales of heroes and men, birth and death, gods and beasts, penance and vindication, kinship and kingship, battles and quests. 'The MABINOGION' embraces much of ancient and early British culture, combining the numinous world of Celtic mythology, Arthurian legend and feudal Europe's Age of Chivalry. Indeed, scholars have identified that it was out of 'The Mabinogion' that the Arthurian legends were born. This is a landmark illustrated edition of this classic fantasy with over 50 full-colour paintings by the celebrated artist Alan Lee." . See Images.; Voyager; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall

Title: The Mabinogion Illustrated by Alan Lee

Author Name: Guest Lady Charlotte (Translated, with Notes, by)

Illustrator: Illustrated by Alan Lee

Categories: Architecture. Art. Crafts, Anglo-Welsh Literature. Welsh Interest, Ireland. Scotland. Celtic, Wales/Welsh, Illustrated, Boys/Girl's Stories Annuals, Folk-Lore. Myth. Legend, Childrens. Juvenile, Eng Lit, Lit Crit & Shakespeare,

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Publisher: London, HarperCollins Publishers: 2000

ISBN Number: 0261103911

ISBN Number 13: 9780261103917

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 119600

Keywords: The Mabinogion; Guest Lady Charlotte (translated, With Notes, By) Welsh Mythology; Welsh Literature; Feudal Europe's Age Of Chivalry Illustrated By ALAN LEE. Celtic Folklore; Arthurian Legends ; Translation By Lady Charlotte Guest; Alan Lee - Illustrator; tales of heroes and men, birth and death, gods and beasts, penance and vindication, kinship and kingship, battles and quests. The White Book of Rhydderch (c.1300-1325) and The Red Book of Hergest (1375-1425); The Book Of Taliesin; Geraint; The 4 branches of the Mabinogi; Pwyll; Branwen; Manawyddan; Llyr; Math son of Mathonwy; Lilhwch and Olwen; Rhonabwy; Peredur; Erbin;