London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1920. Item #03005
A Rather Unusual Rivière Art-Deco Binding
[RIVIÈRE and Son, Binders]. TENNYSON, Lord Alfred. Works of… London: Macmillan and Co., 1920.
Complete edition. Octavo (7 1/8 x 4 13/16; 182 x 122 mm.). viii, 900, [1, index], [1 imprint] pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece.
Finely bound by Rivière and Son ca. 1920 (stamp-signed to lower turn-in) in contemporary full dark brown calf. Front cover pictorially inlaid in colors with a knight on horseback with a castle in the background and "Tennyson" inlaid in orange. Spine with "Excalibur" inlaid in colors and lettered in gilt, ear cover with the sword of The Lady in the Lake inlaid in colors. All edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A very fine example housed in a matching full dark brown calf clamshell case.
A rather unusual Rivière binding from the Art-Deco period.