Pantheon Books, (1945). Illustrated with 20 full page woodcuts by Joep Nicolas. First Complete English Edition. 8vo. 9-1/4" x 6-1/8". Beige buckram covered boards stamped in brick red. 254 pp. Previous owner's name on front flyleaf. Very good condition. / Remnant of dust jacket with illustrated front panel and front flap. Item #1054
Retold by Joseph Bédier, Translated by Hilaire Belloc and Completed by Paul Rosenfeld. Joseph Bédier, poet and scholar, has succeeded in weaving the fragmentary Versions of various mediaeval poets into a single fresh and absorbing tale. The story of the two lovers of Cornwall, of their enchantment, their joys and many tribulations and their undying passion unfolds in tense, dramatic scenes against the vivid and authentic background of the Middle Ages - a world of splendor and high adventure.