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Idylls of the King. Illustrated By Gustave Dore. Large Paper Edition
London: Edward Moxon. 1868. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. H Hard Cover. Fair. Large paper edition, 1868, measuring 16.75" X 12". Worn but attractive copy containing Tennyson's four romantic poems of the Arthurian legend: Enid, Elaine, Vivien, Guinevere. Illustrated with 37 dramatic engraved plates by Dore. Emerald green cloth over beveled boards lettered and extensively decorated in gilt and black, all edges gilt, various pagination, about two inches thick. Covers rubbed but with gilt clear, silver gilt from sword motif on spine has pretty much rubbed away, some fraying to spine edges, hinges internally cracked but secure. Rear cover has gotten damp at one point with some waviness to the final dozen or so text pages, visible dampstains to final plate, dampstains to the far top margin of three plates before the last one. One plate worn and darkened around the far outer edges. Pages and plates otherwise clean, with some foxing to the plain tissue protectors, and just some very light foxing to just a few plates, mainly confined to margins, no names or other markings.
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Last Found On: 2013-07-15           Check availability:      Biblio    

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