In contemporary embroidered silk binding
VALE PRESS. TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord. ~ Lyrics.
London Vale Press, Printed at the Ballantyne Press 1900
One of 320 copies, designed with title-pages initials and borders by Charles Ricketts. 8vo., bound in contemporary embroidered silk binding for Sotheran's, in many colours of silk and gold thread forming flowers, vines, stylized titles, leaves, marbled endpapers. Some fraying to edges and spine, yet beautiful copies of these Vale Press books.
With the booklabel of Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904), American connoisseur and art dealer being further evidence that the books were bound when they were first issued by Ricketts's press.
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