SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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TENNYSON, Alfred.
[How Prince Gearing heard Enid sing the song of Fortune & her wheel.]

Published
n.p. ca.1890.
Plates
8
Binding/Size
M=4to
Value
0-5000
Published
n.p. ca.1890.
Ref
631

English manuscript on paper. Folio. 8 leaves with illustrations and decorations in colour and gold, mounted under passepartouts. Contempt. full calf, upper board with gilt-stamped monogram 'D.D.' lettered direct, gilt in rule and in blind to boards, raised bands to spine, all edges gilt. White water silk endpapers. Boards and spine rubbed and wornVery carefully executed and very decorative manuscript in the style of the 15th century. Coloured plates in order: 1. [Plate begins] How Prince Gearing heard Enid sing the song of Fortune & her wheel. 2. [Plate begins] The song of Enid. 3. [Plate begins] Lo now what hearts have men! 4. [Plate begins] The song of Vivien. 5. [Plate begins] Elaine. 6. [Plate begins] The song of love and death which Elaine sang. 7. [Plate begins] Queen Guinevere had fled the Court and sat... 8. [Plate begins] The song the novice sang at Amesbury.