First edition of Mary Stewart's The Last Enchantment; inscribed by her
The Last Enchantment.
Item Number: 96209
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1979.
First edition of the third novel in the author’s fantasy quintet, preceded by The Hollow Hills and The Wicked Day. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed the author on the title page, “For Ruth & Gavin, with love from the author, Mary Stewart.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
The third in Stewart's quintet of novels covering the Arthurian Legend, The Last Enchantment covers the era during which protagonist Arthur Pendragon establishes Camelot as the center of government, narrated by his adviser, Merlin.