Tennyson, Alfred. Idylls of the King

Tennyson, Alfred

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Tennyson, Alfred. Idylls of the King

London: Strahan and Co., 1869. Hardback 12mo. Pp [i-v], vi-viii, 1-405. Green pebbled morocco with gilt decorative borders to front and rear board; gilt decoration and titling to spine; five raised bands to spine; gilt dentelles to front and rear inner boards; all edges gilt; no dust jacket. Condition: Very good. Rubbing to corners, head and tale of spine, and spine bands; some scuffing to boards and gilt edges; handwritten quotation from Guinevere to verso of ffep; presentation inscription in same hand (dated Dec 26th 1870) to recto of first blank; chips to gilding on bottom edge of several pages; pink ribbon marker detached by still present; text block tight. $45

A handsome sturdy copy in an early edition of Tennyson’s masterpiece, a retelling of the Arthurian legends. Contains The Coming of Arthur, Geraint and Enid, Merlin and Vivian, Lancelot and Elaine, The Holy Grail, Pelleas and Etarre, Guinevere, The Passing of Arthur.

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