Sir Gawain and the Green Knight : a fourteenth century alliterative poem / now attributed to Hugh Mascy ; translated in the original metre by Ormerod Greenwood ; with twelve lithographs by Roy Morgan

Hugh Mascy

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London: The Lion and Unicorn Press, 1956

Physical Description

1 portfolio (15 folded sheets (60 unnumbered pages), 16 pages, 12 unnumbered leaves of plates) : colour illustrations ; 48 cm.

General Note

“This edition is limited to 200 copies, printed on Precision Offset Cartridge paper. The text has been set in 19pt. Centaur by the University Press, Oxford. The lithographs have been drawn to the plate by the artist and printed by offset lithography. The title page has been drawn by Geoffrey Ireland. Designed and printed at the Royal College of Art, London, 1956. [Colophon].


The images from this edition have been digitised by the Royal College of Art and made available online via the Representing Sir Gawain and the Green Knight website, along with further biographical information about the illustrator, Roy Morgan.

Copy Note

Edition of 200 numbered copies. This un-numbered copy is ‘out of series’.


Illustrated books
14th-century poems
Arthurian poets
Arthurian legend
Gawain (Legendary character)


Roy Morgan, lithographer, illustrator
Geoffrey Ireland, illustrator
John Ormerod Greenwood, translator
The Lion and Unicorn Press, publisher
Oxford University Press, printer
Royal College of Art (London), printer