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    [Gustave Doré, illustrator]. Alfred Tennyson. Elaine. London: Edward Moxon and Co., 1867.

    First Doré edition. Folio. [vi], 84 pages. With all nine steel-engraved plates by Gustave Doré.

    Original full red morocco, with title, border and repeating fleur-de-lis pattern in gilt on covers; author's and illustrator's names in gilt on an on-laid black calf ribbon at base of front cover. All edges gilt. Spine a bit darkened; foxing to tissue guards. Overall, a lovely copy in an impressive and grand binding.


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    From Tennyson's "Idylls of the King."



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