Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1895-1898. Limited Edition. Hardcover. 1/250. Quarto. XVII, , 358pp; XI, , 342pp; VIII, , 367, pp; , 358pp; , 319, pp; , 302pp; VIII, , 334pp; XII, 326pp; , 345, pp; , 316pp; , 309, pp; , 328pp. Uncut. Original 3/4 navy blue morocco over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering to spines. Raised bands. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Tissue-guarded frontispiece in each volume. Titles in red and black lettering, with engraved vignette depicting a different portrait of Tennyson for each volume. Paper watermarked "Van Gelder Zonen."
Lavishly illustrated throughout with captioned tissue-guarded plates reproduced in photogravures, mezzotints, etchings and photo-etchings, this splendid twelve-volume set contains all the collected poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892), the celebrated English author often regarded as the chief representative of the Victorian age in poetry.
One of 250 sets, of which this is set No. 1.
Minor to moderate rubbings along spines and edges. Top raised band of volume 9 missing. Some abrasion to leather at lower half of vols. 2, 3, and 4. Some water-staining at upper margin of last leaves in volume 1. Pages of volume 3 partly rippled and water-stained. Bindings in overall good- to good, interior in fair (Vol. 3) to good (Vol. 1) and very good condition (the remaining volumes). f to vg. Item #41292