by Tennyson, Alfred (Text by); Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale (Illustrated by)
London: George Bell & Sons, 1905. First trade edition. Hardcover. g to vg. Octavo (8 1/4 x 5 3/4"). X, 402, pp (Text), pp (Publisher's advertisement). Uncut. Original black-stamped cloth, with gold lettering to spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. Decorative endpapers. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. Illustrated title in red and black lettering. Decorative head- and tailpieces. Delightful first trade edition of Alfred Tennyson's "Poems" illustrated by British artist Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale (1872-1945). The book was part of a series of illustrated poetry collections that included the following several books: "Poems" by John Keats and "Poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley" both illustrated by Robert Anning Bell, and "The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe" illustrated by William Heath Robinson.Binding sunned along spine, and somewhat darkened along edges. Minor and sporadic foxing to very first and very last pages. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition.
(Inventory #: 41578)
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