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Tennyson's Poetical Works, Landscape Series of Poets, Gall & Inglis, Illustrated Antique Poetry Book, circa 1870s

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Here we have an absolutely gorgeous collection of Lord Alfred Tennyson's poetry dating to the 1870s. Titled "Tennyson's Poetical Works" this illustrated edition was part of Gilt & Inglis's Landscape Series of Poets, which also include Byron and Shakespeare.

The cover of this edition features a beautiful inlaid floral picture surrounded by an embossed design with red and gold banners announcing the title. The enormous amount of embellishment on the front and back cover are distinctly Victorian, but the finery does not stop there. Not only are the edges of the pages gilded, but each page features one of 16 different illustrated borders.

Reaching way back into my history, I recall taking a college course on Tennyson as an English major at UC Santa Barbara. I remember being quite captivated by "Morte D'Arthur" and "Idylls of the King" but I also liked the very sweet, romantic poetry of Tennyson's youth, many of which are included here.

A wonderful book for poetry lovers, or lovers in general. This would make quite a romantic gift, don't you agree?

And as a special prize, the remains of what looks to be a four leafed clover is tucked into the middle of the book.

872 pages. Hardcover, green cloth covered embossed boards. Illustrated endpapers. No copyright date, but the Gilt & Ingils Landscape Series of Poetry was published in 1874, so I am assuming this edition dates to that period as well.

Condition:
Fair to Good

A book of this age is bound to have some issues, and this is no exception. Front cover is starting to split from the hinge; it goes about 2" down from the top, but does not go all the way through. Fair amount of rubbing with some splitting of the fabric on front, back, and spine. Back cover and spine has pulled away from binding. Title page is loose as is last page.

More pictures provided upon request.

Measurements:
5.25" x 7.5"

Check out my store for other fantastic finds: https://www.etsy.com/shop/UpswingVintage

Please also note my store policies: https://www.etsy.com/shop/UpswingVintage/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

I aim to please, and describe every item to the best of my ability. But please note that my vintage items often received frequent use back in their day, so may show visible signs of wear and age. Personally, I wouldn't have it any other way, as I treasure those marks of the past.

I am a hard core treasure hunter and will be stocking this shop with all of my very best vintage finds. Please stop by often - I promise there will be loads of new vintage goodies for your shopping pleasure!
Here we have an absolutely gorgeous collection of Lord Alfred Tennyson's poetry dating to the 1870s. Titled "Tennyson's Poetical Works" this illustrated edition was part of Gilt & Inglis's Landscape Series of Poets, which also include Byron and Shakespeare.

The cover of this edition features a beautiful inlaid floral picture surrounded by an embossed design with red and gold banners announcing the title. The enormous amount of embellishment on the front and back cover are distinctly Victorian, but the finery does not stop there. Not only are the edges of the pages gilded, but each page features one of 16 different illustrated borders.

Reaching way back into my history, I recall taking a college course on Tennyson as an English major at UC Santa Barbara. I remember being quite captivated by "Morte D'Arthur" and "Idylls of the King" but I also liked the very sweet, romantic poetry of Tennyson's youth, many of which are included here.

A wonderful book for poetry lovers, or lovers in general. This would make quite a romantic gift, don't you agree?

And as a special prize, the remains of what looks to be a four leafed clover is tucked into the middle of the book.

872 pages. Hardcover, green cloth covered embossed boards. Illustrated endpapers. No copyright date, but the Gilt & Ingils Landscape Series of Poetry was published in 1874, so I am assuming this edition dates to that period as well.

Condition:
Fair to Good

A book of this age is bound to have some issues, and this is no exception. Front cover is starting to split from the hinge; it goes about 2" down from the top, but does not go all the way through. Fair amount of rubbing with some splitting of the fabric on front, back, and spine. Back cover and spine has pulled away from binding. Title page is loose as is last page.

More pictures provided upon request.

Measurements:
5.25" x 7.5"

Check out my store for other fantastic finds: https://www.etsy.com/shop/UpswingVintage

Please also note my store policies: https://www.etsy.com/shop/UpswingVintage/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

I aim to please, and describe every item to the best of my ability. But please note that my vintage items often received frequent use back in their day, so may show visible signs of wear and age. Personally, I wouldn't have it any other way, as I treasure those marks of the past.

I am a hard core treasure hunter and will be stocking this shop with all of my very best vintage finds. Please stop by often - I promise there will be loads of new vintage goodies for your shopping pleasure!

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5 out of 5 stars
Jun 19, 2018
The dress is gorgeous, fairly priced, it was packaged nicely, described and photographed accurately and the seller is incredibly responsive and helpful. Can’t recommend enough!
Vintage Lime Green Maxi Dress with Embroidered Floral Embellishments, Empire Waist, Hand Made, Spring Fashion, Size XS, circa 1960s

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5 out of 5 stars
Jun 8, 2018
Absolutely beautiful Vintage Avon Candlesticks! The Buttercup Pattern is gorgeous. Items arrived as described! Wonderful shop! Highly recommend as a repeat customer☀️😊💫👌
Pair of Vintage Avon Candlesticks, Buttercup Pattern with Flowers and Butterfly, White Yellow and Orange, Milk Glass

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I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
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Returns and exchange details
I will be happy to refund items according to the following:

1) You may return the item to me within 15 days of purchase date, shipped at your cost, for a full refund less the shipping cost to you. After 15 days of purchase, I will review returns on a case by case basis. Please note: I will not accept returns after 15 days of purchase because you are unhappy with the color of an item. Color is subjective and cannot be guaranteed online due to differences in screen resolution, settings and other factors.

2) Damaged items: with proof of damage, I will refund 100%, including cost of shipping, within 15 days of purchase (not shipment or delivery). Fragile items such as glassware will be double boxed to insure they will get to you unscathed.

3) Lost items: Full refund, including shipping cost to you, for items that have not been delivered within 60 days of shipment date.

Shipping policies

I make every effort to ship within one business day. Depending on the item, I will ship either parcel post, first class or priority mail. If you have a preference for one of these shipping methods, please contact me prior to payment and I will adjust the shipping rate accordingly.

I am fanatical about packaging. I go out of my way to wrap fragile items with utmost care to insure they arrive at their new home safely and undamaged. Fragile items are double boxed whenever possible, and much bubble wrap is used.

Tracking numbers will be provided with every order.

INTERNATIONAL: I'm sorry, but I've had to suspend shipping to most non-US locations. I currently ship to North America, Australia and New Zealand only.

COMBINED SHIPPING: Want multiple items from Upswing Vintage? My pleasure! Just let me know which items, and I'll be happy to combine shipping.

Additional policies

Condition of items: I sell vintage items, many of which have been around the block and therefore may not be perfect. I inspect every item thoroughly and carefully note all flaws that I find.

Condition Chart:
Mint - As new. No visible flaws or wear. All parts/pieces intact.

Excellent - Has been used and may have very minor noticeable flaws that do not detract from the use or aesthetics of the item. All parts/pieces intact.

Very Good - Light wear and/or noticeable flaws that may warrant optional repairs, but can still be used as intended. May be missing parts/pieces, but doesn't impact use.

Good - Visible wear with minor flaws that may warrant repairs before being used as intended. May be missing parts/pieces, but doesn't impact use.

Fair - Numerous flaws and/or especially fragile. Likely needs to be repaired before being used as intended. May be missing parts/pieces that impact use.

Poor - Extensive damage. Cannot be used as intended without repair. To be used for parts, repair, display or as photo props only. Missing parts/pieces that impact use.

The vast majority of my items are rated Good or above; I will only list "Fair" or "Poor" items if they are particularly special or unique.

If you feel that the condition of the item purchased was not as described, you may return the item to me within 30 days and I will issue you a full refund less the shipping cost to you.

My goal is to make each and every customer delighted with their purchase. Please let me know what I can do to make sure your shopping experience is a pleasant one.
Condition of items: I sell vintage items, many of which have been around the block and therefore may not be perfect. I inspect every item thoroughly and carefully note all flaws that I find.

Condition Chart:
Mint - As new. No visible flaws or wear. All parts/pieces intact.

Excellent - Has been used and may have very minor noticeable flaws that do not detract from the use or aesthetics of the item. All parts/pieces intact.

Very Good - Light wear and/or noticeable flaws that may warrant optional repairs, but can still be used as intended. May be missing parts/pieces, but doesn't impact use.

Good - Visible wear with minor flaws that may warrant repairs before being used as intended. May be missing parts/pieces, but doesn't impact use.

Fair - Numerous flaws and/or especially fragile. Likely needs to be repaired before being used as intended. May be missing parts/pieces that impact use.

Poor - Extensive damage. Cannot be used as intended without repair. To be used for parts, repair, display or as photo props only. Missing parts/pieces that impact use.

The vast majority of my items are rated Good or above; I will only list "Fair" or "Poor" items if they are particularly special or unique.

If you feel that the condition of the item purchased was not as described, you may return the item to me within 30 days and I will issue you a full refund less the shipping cost to you.

My goal is to make each and every customer delighted with their purchase. Please let me know what I can do to make sure your shopping experience is a pleasant one.

FAQs

Mint - As new. No visible flaws or wear. All parts/pieces intact.

Excellent - Has been used and may have minor noticeable flaws that don't detract from the use or aesthetics of the item. All parts/pieces intact.

Very Good - Light wear and/or noticeable flaws that may warrant optional repairs, but can still be used as intended. May be missing parts/pieces, but doesn't impact use.

Good - Visible wear with minor flaws that may warrant repairs before being used as intended. May be missing parts/pieces, but doesn't impact use.

Fair - Numerous flaws and/or especially fragile. Likely needs to be repaired before being used. May be missing parts/pieces that impact use.

Poor - Extensive damage. Cannot be used as intended without repair.
You may return the item to me for any reason within 15 days of purchase date, shipped at your cost, for a full refund less the shipping cost to you. After 15 days of purchase, I will review returns on a case by case basis. Please note: I will not accept returns after 15 days of purchase because you are unhappy with the color of an item. Color is subjective and cannot be guaranteed online due to differences in screen resolution, settings and other factors.
Damaged items: with proof of damage, I will refund 100%, including cost of shipping, within 15 days of purchase (not shipment or delivery). Fragile items such as glassware will be double boxed to insure they will get to you unscathed.

Lost items: Full refund, including shipping cost to you, for items that have not been delivered within 60 days of shipment date.
I make every effort to ship within one business day. I typically go to the post office every week day at 3:30 pm; as long as I get your order prior to 1 pm PST, it will usually ship that same day.
For US orders, I will ship either USPS parcel post (2-8 days), first class for packages weighing up to 13 oz (1-3 days) or priority mail (1-3 days). I will also ship via USPS Express Mail upon request (overnight guarantee). If you have a preference for one of these shipping methods, please contact me prior to payment and I will adjust the shipping rate accordingly.

Shipments to Canada, Australia and New Zealand usually take 6-10 business days, but sometimes longer. Please contact me with your specific country information for more details.
Yes, absolutely! If you purchase multiple items from my shop, there is an excellent chance I will be able to combine everything into one package and give you a refund on any shipping overage.

However, if you order multiple fragile items, sometimes there is no shipping discount because of the amount of packaging necessary to keep your items safe during transit. Please contact me if you have specific concerns.
I am fanatical about packaging. I go out of my way to wrap fragile items with utmost care to insure they arrive at their new home safely and undamaged. Fragile items are double boxed whenever possible, and much bubble wrap is used.

For large items such as sewing machines and typewriters, I follow shipping best practices to the letter to ensure that it arrives safely on your doorstep.

I am a vintage sewing machine collector who has purchased machines online only to have them arrive in pieces when they get to me. I will do everything I can to prevent that heartbreak from happening to my customers.
I'm sorry, but I've had to suspend shipping to most non-US locations. I currently ship to North America, Australia and New Zealand only.
For delivery by 12/24, order by NOON PST on December 12 (Ground), December 19 (First Class), December 20 (Priority Mail) or December 22 (Priority Mail Express). Applies to contiguous US only.

Tennyson's Poetical Works, Landscape Series of Poets, Gall & Inglis, Illustrated Antique Poetry Book, circa 1870s

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