1912 Rare First Edition - Tennyson's GUINEVERE Illustrated by Pre-Raphaelite FLORENCE HARRISON.
Title: Tennyson's Guinevere and Other Poems by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Illustrated by Florence Harrison.
Publisher: London, Glasgow & Bombay, Blackie & Son Ltd., 1912. First edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 10.5 " X 8 ".
Pages: xiv-156 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original gilt illustrated full cloth 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 - as shown, bookplate of a previous owner on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 24 wonderful tissue-guarded tipped-in color plates mounted on cards. Twelve full-page b/w illustrations and other decorations by Florence Harrison.
Estimate: (USD 500 - USD 700).
The book: Attractive and beautiful rare First Edition of Tennyson's Guinevere and Other Poems with illustrations by the famous Pre-Raphaelite illustrator FLORENCE HARRISON. 26 of Tennyson's most loved poems including: Guinevere, Sir Galahad, St. Agnes' Eve, The Lady of Shalott, Morte D'Arthur, etc.
The illustrator: Florence Susan Harrison (1877–1955) was an English Australian Art Nouveau and Pre-Raphaelite illustrator of poetry and children's books. Many of her books were published by Blackie and Son. She illustrated books by notable Pre-Raphaelite circle poets Christina Rossetti, William Morris and Sir Alfred Tennyson. Harrison has often been confused with Emma Florence Harrison, an English artist who exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1887. Florence Harrison was born in Brisbane, Australia, in 1877 to Lucy and Norwood Harrison. From 1922, she lived in the London area. Around 1940 she moved to Brighton, England, to live with her cousin Isobel. She remained there until her death in 1955.
The author: Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson FRS (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892) was an English poet. He was the Poet Laureate during much of Queen Victoria's reign. In 1829, Tennyson was awarded the Chancellor's Gold Medal at Cambridge for one of his first pieces, "Timbuktu". He published his first solo collection of poems, Poems, Chiefly Lyrical, in 1830. "Claribel" and "Mariana", which remain some of Tennyson's most celebrated poems, were included in this volume. Although described by some critics as overly sentimental, his verse soon proved popular and brought Tennyson to the attention of well-known writers of the day, including Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Tennyson's early poetry, with its medievalism and powerful visual imagery, was a major influence on the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
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