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“SIMPLY THE BEST SET OF ILLUSTRATIONS EVER DONE ON THE CRUSADES”

(DORE, Gustave) MICHAUD, Joseph François. History of the Crusades. Philadelphia, circa 1880. Two volumes.

First American edition and first edition in English of Michaud’s History of the Crusades to appear with Gustave Doré’s illustrations, with 100 dramatic full-page wood engravings by Doré, two folio volumes in handsome publisher’s morocco-gilt. $4000.

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“DREAMY, MYSTICAL, SERENE”

TENNYSON, Alfred. Enid. London, 1868.

First Doré-illustrated edition of Tennyson’s Enid (one of the stories in his poetic treatment of Arthurian legend, Idylls of the King), with nine rich, large folio steel engravings by Doré, beautifully bound in original full gilt-decorated red morocco. $2500.

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