London: Macmillan and Company, 1888. Octavo, contemporary full tan crushed morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Light pinpoint foxing to first and last pages only. Item #100182
Beautifully bound collection of the Victorian poet laureate's works, with engraved portrait frontispiece, in a binding by MacLehose of Glasgow. Highlights include "The Lady of Shallot," "The Charge of the Light Brigade," "In Memoriam," "Idylls of the King," and "Ulysses": "Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho' / We are not now that strength which in old days / Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; / One equal temper of heroic hearts, / Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will / To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield." A stunning copy.