Idylls of the King.London : 1859 Stock Code: 139084
NotesFirst edition, first issue, without publisher's imprint on verso of title page, of the first part of Tennyson's great Arthurian poetry cycle. Published in sections through to 1885, Idylls of the King is among the greatest and most enduring of Victorian literary works.
Octavo (163 x 100 mm). Contemporary red morocco, spine lettered in gilt, compartments and covers richly blocked in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges, green silk page marker.
Bound without terminal advertisements. Gift inscription dated 1908 to half-title verso. Very light rubbing around extremities, tiny chip to corner of pp. 199/200, light foxing to initial and final couple of leaves else contents clean. A very good, attractive copy.
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