London: Edward Moxon, 1857. Straight grain morocco. Tennyson, Alfred Lord. Poet laureate. Edward Moxon. London. 1857. French inspired binding, featuring five raised bands, in very fine straight grain morocco. Marbled endpapers. A ticketed binding of Geo. Quinton, Norwich. 375 pp., features 54 illustrated engravings, 53 of which are in text, while the other is located on frontice. Light foxing found throughout, adding character to pages without impairing the ability to read or affecting text.
Some shelf-wear visible at the head and tail of spine. Single ink stain located on page 190, impacting a single word on page.
This volume features a book plate of Somerville Arthur Gurney, a prominent personality in the field of banking. A partner in Gurney’s Bank, Gurney went on to become a director of Barclay & Co. Ltd., following a partnership and amalgamation of the two institutions in 1897. Near the back, there is a letter pasted onto one of the marbled endpapers. Written in French, the letter recounts a poem from famous author, playwright and poet, Alfred de Musset (1810-1857). Very Good. Item #249
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