"This book is a beautiful artefact in its own right ... a total Gawain experience for the contemporary reader"
Shiny New Books
Unlike the standard book trade edition (available through the shops), this is the De Luxe Collector's Edition produced for patrons of the book when published by Unbound. I have a small quantity of these books available which I will sign/dedicate for you, subject to your request.
The De Luxe Collector's Edition includes many features not seen on the standard edition including:
- embossed boards (featuring Gawain's star) under the jacket
- special laminated cover
- silk ends
- silk bookmark
- high quality paper.
I will also sign your copy for you.
P&P is FREE to UK customers, elsewhere charged at cost.
About the book...
It is New Year at Camelot and a mysterious green knight appears at King Arthur’s court. Challenging the knights of the Round Table to a Christmas game, he offers his splendid axe as a prize to whoever is brave enough to behead him with just one strike. The condition is that his challenger must seek him out in a year and a day to have the deed returned. Sir Gawain accepts and decapitates the stranger, only to see him pick up his head, walk out of the hall and ride away on his horse. Now Gawain must complete his part of the bargain, search for his foe and confront what seems his doom…
The book is beautifully illustrated by throughout with detailed recreations of the illuminated lettering in the original manuscript and the author’s own linocut prints, each meticulously researched for contemporary accuracy. This is an exciting new edition that will appeal both to students of the Gawain-poet and the general reader alike.
William and the Werewolf (William of Palerne)
Michael Smith is currently working on an illustrated translation of William and the Werewolf, one of the earliest examples of the Alliterative Revival of the fourteenth century. If you woudl like to support this book (and have your name in the back as a patron), click here
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - signed and dedicated collectors edition
Postage and Packing is FREE to UK customers. Overseas customers, air mail costs added in the checkout,
Because this book is signed and dedicated, I regret that returns and refunds are not possible. Please be sure to write the correct dedication when ordering.