Oxford: Clarendon, 1990. First edition. Hardcover. g- to near fine. Small quartos. Vol.1: (xxxviii) 366pp. Vol.2: (xii) 585pp. Vol.3: (xii) 522pp. Red printed dust jackets, with white lettering on covers and spines. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on spines. Volume 1 covers the years 1821-1850, and per the publisher "brings together about two thousand letters from public and private collections and also some important correspondence from Tennyson's family and friends." Volume 2 covers the years 1851-1870, and shows "Tennyson the poet: the gradual emergence of a new and different Tennyson, moving confidently among the great and famous", and volume 3, covering 1871-1892, "spans the last twenty years of the Laureate's life and illuminates his late and limited successful career as a dramatist." Dust jackets with sunning to spines and to some edges. Also with some light creasing and scratches. Dj of vol.1 with some chipping and closed tear to corners and head & tail of spine. Bindings with some minor scratches and and smudges to some volumes. Binding of vol.1 with some light rubbing to head & tail of spine, and corners and edges. Interior of vol.1 with blind stamp of previous owner and small water stain to the bottom right corner of front free endpaper, light water stain along top edge of book. Djs in good- to very good, bindings in very good- to very good+, and interiors in overall very good to near fine condition. (Inventory #: 41289)
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