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    The Works of Tennyson in a Handsome Zaehnsdorf Binding

    Alfred Lord Tennyson. The Life and Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson. London: Macmillan, 1898-1899. Edition de Luxe, one of 1,050 sets. Complete in twelve octavo volumes. In volume I, there is a four page letter by Lady Emily Tennyson, dated "Nov. 17 1891" to an unknown correspondent (very likely an editor at Macmillan, Tennyson's publishing house) asking him to omit certain of Tennyson's poems or works (it is unknown if this letter is regarding this edition or another edition). Beautifully bound by Zaehnsdorf in 1908 in full tan calf, boards triple-ruled with gilt central initials ("AST") on front boards, boards with four black gilt morocco oval onlays with floral designs, spines elaborately tooled in gilt in compartments with black gilt morocco lettering labels and oval black gilt morocco labels, five raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, coated blue paper pastedowns and marbled free endpapers. All edges gilt. Spines with only the slightest amount of darkening, else a bright, very fine set. From the collection of John Carrol Collins.

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