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The Dore Gift Book of Illustrations to Tennyson's "Idylls of the King." With Introductory Notice of the Arthurian Legends
Tennyson, Lord Alfred

The Dore Gift Book of Illustrations to Tennyson's
The Dore Gift Book of Illustrations to Tennyson's

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Good+. Beautifully bound in contemporaneous full inverse calf with decorative gilt cartouche to front and five raised bands and gilt lettered calf tile and tooling to spine. Machine marbled endpapers. Lightly foxed. All edges gilt. 16pp, plus 9 plates and a facing text page for each of the idylls.

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Item No: B26578
Published by: E. Moxon, Son, & C.
Published location: London.
Edition: 1st Edition, First printing [1878].
Illustrated: Exquisitely illustrated with frontispiece and 9 plates for each of the Idylls, all tissue-guarded.
Dimensions: Folio. 13 3/4".
Cover: Hard
About this title:

 Dores work is so well known, that it is sufficient to describe the contents of this handsome volume. The idylls illustrated are the four first published - Enid, Elaine, Vivien and Guinevere, to each of which nine full-page engravings are given. A few appropriate lines from the poems are given on the opposite pages. The introductory notice contains a short biographical sketch of the illustrator and of his work, and a pleasantly written account of the legends, as they bear upon the stories handled in the four idylls.