ROSSETTI, MILLAIS, HUNT, ETC: THE MOXON TENNYSON] Poems. Alfred Lord Tennyson.

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ROSSETTI, MILLAIS, HUNT, ETC: THE MOXON TENNYSON] Poems

London: Edward Moxon, 1857.

First edition. Superbly bound in full crushed green morocco with bold gilt embossed strapwork and floral design on both covers and ornately on spine, by "J. Wright." John Wright was an accomplished bookbinder in the mid 19th Century whose bindings were described by Ramsden "a binder of the highest order." The Moxon Tennyson is heralded as containing the very first wide selection of art by the Pre-Raphaelites, only seven years after the publication of the Germ. With over 60 superb woodcut illustrations, the edition was reprinted many times in following years, but the original 1857 edition, with a medallion portrait of Tennyson by Thomas Woolner as frontispiece, remains the book of choice for any PRB collector. A superb fine copy with no browntoning or wear to any of the pages. Binding is also fine, with very minimal wear to top and bottom of spine. Scarce thus.

Price: $2,250.00   Item #1947

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