The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur of his Noble Knights of the Round Table...and in the End Le Morte d'Arthur

Le Morte d'Arthur

Artist Aubrey Beardsley (English, 1872–1898), Author Sir Thomas Malory (English, 15th century), Publisher J.M. Dent & Sons (British, founded in 1888)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Artist & the Book, 16


Overall (each vol.): 25 x 21 x 5.5 cm (9 13/16 x 8 1/4 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with photomechanical reproductions of drawings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: Turnbull & Spears, for J. M. Dent, 1893-1894) Quarto, two vols.; [v. 1] lxiv, 455 pages, [12] leaves of plates; [v. 2] [8], lxv-xc, 457-990, [2] pp., [13] leaves of plates (double-page ills. counted as 2 plates each); original publisher’s gilt-stamped beige cloth boards.

Literary illustrations; decorative initials and borders

London: Turnbull & Spears, for J. M. Dent, 1893-1894


William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent