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Lyrics Poems. - TENNYSON, Alfred - 1900. 
London: Printed at the Ballantyne Press, sold by Hacon and Ricketts; & by John Lane, New York,, 1900. Octavo. Exhibition binding signed by Zaehnsdorf, contemporary blue morocco, spine in compartments with titles direct, spine and sides richly gilt-tooled with floral motifs, gilt-tooled turn-ins, blue silk endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A few very minor nicks to the binding, otherwise a fine copy. First edition thus, in an exquisite exhibition binding signed by Zaehnsdorf in gilt inside the front board and also with his blind insignia at the rear. The front free endpaper verso bears an ex libris ticket tipped in, of Joseph Manuel Andreini, who has attested in pencil that this was an "exhibition binding". Andreini was a senior memoir of the Wall Street banking firm Lawrence, Turnure & Co., and a member of the Grolier and Rowfant Clubs. This fine press edition of Tennyson's lyrics poems was decorated with border designed by C. S. Ricketts.
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