19 May 2004
JULIA MARGARET CAMERON (1815-1879)
Alfred Tennyson's Idylls of the King, and Other Poems, Illustrated by Julia Margaret Cameron
London: Henry S. King, 1875.
Volume I with 13 albumen prints. Each approx. 13 x 11 1/8in. (33.1 x 28.2cm.); frontispiece, 10 x 8in. (25.5 x 20cm.) All but one signed, titled and annotated 'From life registered photograph copyright' and/or dated '1874' in ink on mounts; each stamped 'P.T.R.' on reverse of mount. Each mounted one-per-page, ruled in gilt. Ink facsimile inscriptions of Tennyson's poems, printed sonnet to Cameron by Charles Turner, ink facsimile dedication 'to Her Imperial and Royal Highness/Victoria/The Crown Princess of Germany and Prussia/and Princess Royal/by Julia Margaret Cameron/Freshwater Gate Isle of Wight. Xmas 1874' and title. Maroon half leather, gilt, titled in gilt on front cover, g.e. Folio.
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J. Cox & C. Ford, Julia Margaret Cameron: The Complete Photographs, London, 2003, p.354, fig.796; p.472, figs.1157-58, 1161, 1163; p.473, fig.1164; p.474, figs.1166-65, 1169-70; p.475, fig.1172; p.476, figs. 1174-75.
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