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Sir Lancelot of the Lake by Roger Lancelyn Green RARE Illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone

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A MARVELOUS Book ~ Please read full description prior to purchasing ~ Thank you ~

SIR LANCELOT OF THE LAKE ~ Lancelot and Guinevere an Ageless Tale ~ King Arthur ~ The Lady of The Lake~ Timeless and Enchanting~

This Vintage First Edition was written by Roger Lancelyn Green and has Gorgeous Illustrations by Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone~A First Edition written and copyrighted in 1966, printed in Great Britain by Purnell and Sons Ltd., Somerset and London~A very desireable,much sought after edition~

Book is in Good condition as far as the binding is tight and pages are all intact and with no rips or writing on them~the original DJ is included, although, it is in shabby condition, torn around the edges and a large piece of the DJ is torn and missing on the back side~~end pages are beautifully illustrated also, age spotting on end pages and on some interior pages~still overall, a very nice, charming and collectible edition~Would be much enjoyed by anyone who loves the story of Sir Lancelot, Guinevere, King Arthur, all medieval tales...illustrations are fabulous and captivating~Great gift for a collector~Cover is a bit faded on top edge, but in Very good condition overall~ Forest Green HB with gold lettering~~A previous owner name written in ink on end page, see photo of Round Table

BY Roger Lancelyn Green
Illustrated by
Janet and anne Grahame Johnstone
Purnell Publishers
1966 copyright
First Edition - not marked First Edition, however, it was the only edition of this book~

Here is told, the legend of Sir Lancelot of the Lake,from the early days of his mysterious childhood, to his life and quests at the court of King Arthur as the greatest knight of the Round Table, and to the tragic consequences of his love for Queen Guinevere....considered at it's writing and thereafter to be a milestone in children's literature, and also amongst the works of its author, Roger Lancelyn Green, his 50th book!

Roger Lancelyn Green was a British biographer and children's writer. He was an Oxford academic who formed part of the Inklings literary discussion group along with C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien...born in Norwich, England in 1918 and died in 1987 where he lived in a manor house in Cheshire which his ancestors had owned for more than 900 years~~ He studied under C.S. Lewis and remained close to Lewis until his death in 1963 and had even taken a holiday with C.S. Lewis and his wife, Joy, just prior to her death in 1960. When C.S. Lewis started writing the Narnia books in the 1940's it was Roger who suggested he call them The Chronicles of Narnia~~

The Illustrators of this book were the highly renowned twin sisters Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone~~Their art work is now known around the world~They always worked together on the illustrations until Janet died in 1979~they were the daughters of the successful British portraitist and costume designer Doris Zinkeisen and her husband, Capttain Grahame Johnsone. They attended the St. Martins School of Art in London~Anne lived until 1998~
Their art is sought after today by collectors~

This book will be shipped with insurance and a signature notification for U.S. shipment~if you are an international buyer and desire insurance please convo me prior to purchase so I can add the insurance cost to the shipping price, thank you~

Please note: If you desire to see more photos please convo, I am happy to oblige~~thanks~

Sir Lancelot of the Lake by Roger Lancelyn Green RARE Illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone