1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.
1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.

1898 Scarce First Edition Arthurian Legends Illuminated by Brothers Rhead - Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere.

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Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson. Brothers Rhead, illustrators.
Title: Idylls of the King. Vivien, Elaine, Enid, Guinevere.With Sixty Original Decorations by George Wooliscroft Rhead & Louis Rhead.
Publisher: New York, R. H. Russell, 1898. First Illustrated Edition by the Brothers Rhead.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 12.5 " X 10 ".
Pages: Unpaginated.
Binding: Attractive and very good original white cloth stamped in red and black binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, including a very nice manuscript ex-libris drawing of Evelyn M. Shaw facing the half-title page - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 60 Illuminations, decorations and illustrations by the Brothers Rhead which are reminiscent of some of Morris' Kelmscott editions.

Estimate: (USD 700 - USD 1000)

The book: "Idylls of the King" by Lord Alfred Tennyson, illustrated by the Brothers Rhead, is a striking, scarce 1898 first illustrated edition that vividly brings to life Tennyson's epic poem sequence about the legends of King Arthur and his knights. This edition is particularly notable for its luxurious presentation and the extensive decorative work by George Wooliscroft Rhead and Louis Rhead, whose illustrations are heavily inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, akin to the styles seen in William Morris' Kelmscott Press editions.

The author: Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson FRS (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892) was a British poet. He was the Poet Laureate during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets of all time.

The illustrators: The Brothers Rhead, George Wooliscroft Rhead, and Louis Rhead, were prominent figures in the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain and America. Their work in this edition features intricate line drawings and decorations that enhance the text and reflect the aesthetic values of the era.


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