DescriptionAlfred Tennyson. Idylls of the King. London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1859. First edition, later state, 8 pages of unopened "December, 1859" advertisements at front. Octavo. 261 pages. Publisher's green cloth over boards with blindstamping and gilt spine titles. Boards somewhat faded with rubbing and bumped corners. Spine sunned with small tears and loss at ends. Binding loose with some pages separating but held by binding threads. Slightly cocked. Minimal foxing. Bookplate on front pastedown. Handwritten two and a quarter page "Dedication" from "The Poet Laureate to the late Prince Consort" as well as an inscription from Queen Victoria's
obstetrician Charles B. Locock, bart. Generally very good.
As "Dedication" was written for the Prince Albert at his passing in 1861 and published as a prefatory addition to The Idylls of the King in 1862, this was presumably added to conform with the complete text of the later edition.
Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Books & Catalogs (view shipping information)
Sales Tax information | Terms and Conditions
Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments
Glossary of Terms
Buyer's Premium per Lot:
19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.
- Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
- Bid online
- Free Collector newsletter
- Want List with instant e-mail notifications
- Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
- Cash Advances
- More Bidders
- Trusted Experts
- Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
Learn about consigning with us
I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.View More Testimonials
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)