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[MONTY PYTHON; GILLIAM, Terry.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail]. 'The Book of the Film'.

Stock Code
97206
1975
£20,000

An exceptional opportunity to acquire a pivotal prop from one of the high-points of British film-making, the original 'Book of the Film' as used in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

This is the original prop used in the film, first appearing just after King Arthur has recruited Sir Bedemir to his Knights of the Round Table, whereupon it is used to introduce the other Knights to the audience; the book reappears subsequently, shortly after Galahad and Lancelot's fortunate escape from Castle Anthrax, where it serves to segue seamlessly into the now infamous 'Scene 24'. For lovers of all things Python, this has to be the Holy Grail of collectables -- apart from the Holy Grail of course, which was apparently last seen (we are reliably informed via Twitter) on a thrift store's 'Gently Used Knick-Knacks' shelf between a John Glenn novelty mug and a statue of kissing dolphins...

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Description

Small folio, comprising 11 hand-made illuminations and 11 mounted original photographs on facing pages bound within multiple blank leaves and handsomely rebound in antique-style full calf with embossed metal corner-pieces.

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