Tennyson's Enoch Arden, With Illustrations by Arthur Hughes

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Tennyson, Alfred, ENOCH ARDEN ... ILLUSTRATED BY ARTHUR HUGHES (London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1866).  First illustrated edition, 22 x 16.5cm (4to), in publisher's royal blue linen w/elaborate gilt decorations & title (designed by Hughes) to covers & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., cream ep.s, [i-vi], [1] 2-81 [82] cardstock pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis portrait engraving by Woolner & 25 full-page & in-text wood engravings by the Dalziels after Hughes, +1p. publ. adverts following p.[82] & 16pp. publ. cat. (dated Dec. 1865) to rear.  Printed by Bradbury Evans & Co., London.  The reviewer for the Athenæum (23 Dec. 1865 p.894) refers to the book's "sky-blue cover"--this however does not suggest that blue is the priority colour, only that the copy he examined was blue rather than one of the other colours issued.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped & rubbed, & hinges starting); contents Near-Fine.  White 170, Reid 91-92, Fredeman 93.5, Ray 174, Wolff 6687, McLean 1974 134-35, Ball 87, de Beaumont 371, Goldman 396.  (Inv. #1400)  C$300




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Tennyson, Alfred, ENOCH ARDEN ... ILLUSTRATED BY ARTHUR HUGHES (London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1866).  First illustrated edition, first issue binding, 22 x 17cm (4to), in publisher's green sand-grain cloth w/elaborate gilt decorations & title (designed by Hughes--see verso of half-title) to covers & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., cream ep.s, 82 [vi] cardstock pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis portrait engraving by Woolner & 25 full-page & in-text wood engravings by the Dalziels after Hughes, +16pp. publ. cat. (dated Dec. 1865) to rear.  Printed by Bradbury Evans & Co., London.  Inscribed to recto of fr. ep.: "Georgie Kratchin, Feby 14th 1868."  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. rubbed, & fr. hinge cracked); contents Very Good (text block reinforced at spine, & lt. scattered foxing).  White 170, Reid 91-92, Fredeman 93.5, Ray 174, Wolff 6687, McLean VPBB 134-35 (repr.), Ball 87, de Beaumont 371, Goldman 396.  (Inv. #521)  C$300




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Tennyson, Alfred, ENOCH ARDEN ... ILLUSTRATED BY ARTHUR HUGHES (London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1866).  First illustrated edition, first issue binding, 22 x 16.5cm (4to), in publisher's brown honeycomb-grain cloth w/elaborate gilt decorations & title (designed by Hughes--see verso of half-title) to covers & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., pale yellow ep.s, 82 [vi] cardstock pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis portrait engraving by Woolner & 25 full-page & in-text wood engravings by the Dalziels after Hughes, +16pp. publ. cat. to rear.  Printed by Bradbury Evans & Co., London.  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately bumped & rubbed, & hinges cracked); contents Near-Fine (1st couple of leaves sl. foxed).  White 170, Reid 91-92, Fredeman 93.5, Ray 174, Wolff 6687, Ball 87, de Beaumont 371, Goldman 396.  (Inv. #1416)  C$300




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Tennyson, Alfred, ENOCH ARDEN ... ILLUSTRATED BY ARTHUR HUGHES (London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1866).  First illustrated edition, first issue binding, 22 x 17cm (4to), in publisher's terracotta sand-grain cloth w/elaborate gilt decorations & title (designed by Hughes--see verso of half-title) to covers & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., cream ep.s, 82 [vi] cardstock pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis portrait engraving by Woolner & 25 full-page & in-text wood engravings by the Dalziels after Hughes, +16pp. publ. cat. (dated Dec. 1865) to rear.  Printed by Bradbury Evans & Co., London.  This binding's colour is one of the scarcest of several (blue, green, red, brown, etc.) issued simultaneously by Moxon.  Inscribed to recto of fr. ep.: "Jessie Demceck[?] from her brother Walter, 1868."  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately bumped & rubbed); contents Very Good (occas. lt. foxing, & a couple of sections sl. proud).  White 170, Reid 91-92, Fredeman 93.5, Ray 174, Wolff 6687, McLean VPBB pp.134-35 (repr.), Ball 87, de Beaumont 371, Goldman 396.  (Inv. #1244)  C$300




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Tennyson, Alfred, ENOCH ARDEN ... ILLUSTRATED BY ARTHUR HUGHES (London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1866).  First illustrated edition, first issue binding, 22 x 17cm (4to), in publisher's red vertical-ribbed cloth w/elaborate gilt decorations & title (designed by Hughes--see verso of half-title) to covers & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., cream ep.s, 82 [vi] cardstock pp. +16pp. publ. cat. (dated Dec. 1865) to rear, w/tissue-guarded frontis portrait engraving by Woolner & 25 full-page & in-text wood engravings by the Dalziels after Hughes.  Printed by Bradbury Evans & Co., London.  Binding Good (extremities bumped & worn, & darkened area to lower cloth); contents Very Good (moderate occas. foxing).  White 170, Reid 91-92, Fredeman 93.5, Ray 174, Wolff 6687, McLean VPBB 134-35 (repr.), Ball 87, de Beaumont 371, Goldman 396.  (Inv. #906)  C$200




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Tennyson, Alfred, ENOCH ARDEN ... ILLUSTRATED BY ARTHUR HUGHES (London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1866).  First illustrated edition, second issue binding, 22 x 16.5cm (4to), in publisher's russet pebble-grain cloth w/elaborate gilt decorations & title (designed by Hughes--see verso of half-title) to fr. cover & spine (embossed border only to rear), bevelled edges, a.e.g., pale violet ep.s, 82 [vi] cardstock pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis portrait engraving by Woolner & 25 full-page & in-text wood engravings by the Dalziels after Hughes, +1p. publ. adverts to rear,.  Printed by Bradbury Evans & Co., London.  Inscribed to recto of fr. ep.: "Mary Rose Kendrick, May 26th 1891"; also w/bookseller's ticket of W. & E. Pickering (Bath) to rear pastedown.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped & rubbed); contents Very Good (1st few leaves sl. foxed, & gilt edges sl. rubbed).  White 170, Reid 91-92, Fredeman 93.5, Ray 174, Wolff 6687, Ball 87, de Beaumont 371, Goldman 396.  (Inv. #1414)  C$250




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Tennyson, Alfred, ENOCH ARDEN ... ILLUSTRATED BY ARTHUR HUGHES (London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1866).  First illustrated edition, second issue binding, 22 x 16.5cm (4to), in publisher's dark violet pebble-grain cloth w/elaborate gilt decorations & title (designed by Hughes--see verso of half-title) to fr. cover & spine (embossed border only to rear), bevelled edges, a.e.g., pale violet ep.s, 82 [vi] cardstock pp. w/frontis portrait engraving by Woolner & 25 full-page & in-text wood engravings by the Dalziels after Hughes, +1p. publ. adverts to rear,.  Printed by Bradbury Evans & Co., London.  Binding Good (extremities bumped & rubbed w/top of spine sl. chipped, & hinges cracked); contents Good (frequent thumbing w/occas. foxing, & gilt edges a bit rubbed & worn).  White 170, Reid 91-92, Fredeman 93.5, Ray 174, Wolff 6687, Ball 87, de Beaumont 371, Goldman 396.  (Inv. #1141)  C$200




Burgundy calf
Tennyson, Alfred, ENOCH ARDEN ... ILLUSTRATED BY ARTHUR HUGHES (London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1866).  First illustrated edition, 21 x 16cm (4to), bound by Wiseman (stamped to verso of fr. p.) in full burgundy calf w/gilt ruling to covers & gilt decorations & title to spine, raised bands, tooled turn-ins, a.e. & ep.s marbled, silk ribbon marker, 82 [vi] cardstock pp. w/frontis portrait engraving by Woolner & 25 full-page & in-text wood engravings by the Dalziels after Hughes.  Printed by Bradbury Evans & Co., London.  Binding Very Good (a few stains & moderate fading, & extremities a bit rubbed); contents Near-Fine.  White 170, Reid 91-92, Fredeman 93.5, Ray 174, Wolff 6687, de Beaumont 371, Goldman 396.  (Inv. #363)  C$200




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Tennyson, Alfred, ENOCH ARDEN ... ILLUSTRATED BY ARTHUR HUGHES (London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1866).  First illustrated edition, 21 x 16cm (4to), in contemp. dark brown morocco w/gilt decorations & black borders to covers, gilt decorations & title w/5 raised bands to spine, decorative gilt turn-ins, a.e.g., marbled ep.s, 82 [vi] cardstock pp. w/frontis portrait engraving by Woolner & 25 full-page & in-text wood engravings by the Dalziels after Hughes.  Printed by Bradbury Evans & Co., London.  Binding Very Good (extremities a bit rubbed, & inner sides of ep.s moderately foxed); contents Good (1st & final few leaves sl. foxed w/only occas. lt. foxing elsewhere, & a few sections sl. proud w/some edge-creasing).  White 170, Reid 91-92, Fredeman 93.5, Ray 174, Wolff 6687, de Beaumont 371, Goldman 396.  (Inv. #1142)  C$150




The Latin Edition

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[Tennyson, Alfred, and William Selwyn (transl.)], ENOCH ARDEN: POEMA TENNYSONIANVM LATINE REDDITVM (Londoni: Edv. Moxon et Soc, 1867).  First Latin edition, 21 x 16.5cm (large 8vo), in publisher's green pebble-grain cloth w/gilt title (ENOCKVS ARDEN) & design to fr. cover, decorative embossed border to rear, bevelled edges, a.e.g., chocolate ep.s w/binder's ticket (Hanbury & Simpson; Ball 42A) to rear pastedown, 50 [vi] pp. +tissue-guarded sepia frontis.  The printer's imprint (foot of p.50) reads: "Cantabriglæ: / Typis Academicis Excudebat C. J. Clay, A.M."  From the library of William E. Fredeman, the Pre-Raphaelite scholar.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped, ink stain to fr. cover, & remnants of handwritten label to verso of fr. ep.), contents Near-Fine (lt. toning to outer margins).  Colbeck 49, de Beaumont 372 (his copy in the Hughes-designed binding).  (Inv. #1183)  C$200



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