The Sword in the Stone - T. H. White 1938 - Collins, London - First Edition A handsomely bound first edition of this wonderfully written legend of King Arthur’s childhood and his tutor, Merlyn the magician. Inspired by Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, and the basis for the popular animated film from Walt Disney Studios.

‘Once upon a time, a young boy called “Wart” was tutored by a magician named Merlyn in preparation for a future he couldn’t possibly imagine. A future in which he would ally himself with the greatest knights, love a legendary queen and unite a country dedicated to chivalrous values. A future that would see him crowned and known for all time as Arthur, King of the Britons.’

‘A fierce and damaged man, T. H. White wrote about fierce and damaged people, and children, and animals, with a brilliant, painful innocence that has no equal in literature. He is so good at hurt and shame, how did he also manage to be so funny? I have laughed at his great Arthurian novel and cried over it and loved it all my life.’ - Ursula K. Le Guin.
  Terence Hanbury White(1906-64) Author, Educator, Poet, Journalist. Born in British-ruled Bombay (now Mumbai), India, later studying literature at Queens’ College, Cambridge, T. H. White found success as a writer. He became known for his King Arthur series, The Once and Future King, comprising the novels The Sword in the Stone, The Queen of Air and Darkness (also known as The Witch in the Wood), The Ill-Made Knight, The Candle in the Wind, and the posthumously published Book of Merlyn. On January 17, 1964, White's body was found on a ship in Piraeus, Greece

Octavo pp. [2] 339 [1] [2].
  Handsomely bound in green half oasis morocco over green cloth boards, raised bands and gilt titles to spine   Condition: Some occasional spotting/marking, half-title cleaned, generally sound. Binding unmarked   Ref: 109222   Price: HK$ 2,800