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Vintage book The Miller's Daughter by Alfred Lord Tennyson, rare gorgeous 1890 poem, illustrated by many famous artists with gold-leaf cover

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-Full title: The Miller's Daughter
-Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson
-Illustrators: H Winthrop Peirce, Edmund H Garrett, Harry Fenn, J Appleton Brown, J D Woodward
-Format: Early hard-to-find volume with red and gold-leaf detailed engravings shining on the front of white boards with rounded corners, illustrated in black and white throughout by famous artists of the time period, page-ends shining with gold, thick semi-glossed paper, plain cloth binding
-Condition: This book is what I'd call somewhat "hurt" in that it has wear on the cover edges, age-stains of what looks like smudged light grey ink on the covers, binding a bit loose but still together so that the book is entirely readable (but should not be man-handled of course) and otherwise it is great with no rips or writing or anything! Just a wonderful copy, showing its age but in that perfect way you really cherish with beautiful old books from over a century ago--this book is 128 years old, can you believe it?
-Publisher: J B Lippincott Company : Philadelphia
-Copyright: 1889 J B Lippincott
-Date published: 1890
-Provenance: I found this in a FANTASTIC old bookstore of rare, vintage books in Portland Maine when I went there for a Shins concert this past summer 2017, because OF COURSE I had to visit all the vintage bookstores I could find while I was there (we stayed overnight so I had time to explore and take tons of books pictures too! :P) -- especially one so famous as this one. Unsigned, so no idea where it came from before me. It's a mystery!
-Pricing: I priced this book based on what I could find of other similar editions, which was very little, and considered the condition of this one (very good aside from general wear and a bit of loosening on the first few pages, though they stay in) and definitely priced it less than the first editions for sale out there (which are extremely expensive on their own anyway).
There is no other book like this.

Description coming!

And here's the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full title: The Miller's Daughter
-Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson
-Illustrators: H Winthrop Peirce, Edmund H Garrett, Harry Fenn, J Appleton Brown, J D Woodward
-Format: Early hard-to-find volume with red and gold-leaf detailed engravings shining on the front of white boards with rounded corners, illustrated in black and white throughout by famous artists of the time period, page-ends shining with gold, thick semi-glossed paper, plain cloth binding
-Condition: This book is what I'd call somewhat "hurt" in that it has wear on the cover edges, age-stains of what looks like smudged light grey ink on the covers, binding a bit loose but still together so that the book is entirely readable (but should not be man-handled of course) and otherwise it is great with no rips or writing or anything! Just a wonderful copy, showing its age but in that perfect way you really cherish with beautiful old books from over a century ago--this book is 128 years old, can you believe it?
-Publisher: J B Lippincott Company : Philadelphia
-Copyright: 1889 J B Lippincott
-Date published: 1890
-Provenance: I found this in a FANTASTIC old bookstore of rare, vintage books in Portland Maine when I went there for a Shins concert this past summer 2017, because OF COURSE I had to visit all the vintage bookstores I could find while I was there (we stayed overnight so I had time to explore and take tons of books pictures too! :P) -- especially one so famous as this one. Unsigned, so no idea where it came from before me. It's a mystery!
-Pricing: I priced this book based on what I could find of other similar editions, which was very little, and considered the condition of this one (very good aside from general wear and a bit of loosening on the first few pages, though they stay in) and definitely priced it less than the first editions for sale out there (which are extremely expensive on their own anyway).

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed by CGFlores85
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 2, 2018
I ordered this as a gift and was very happy with Colleen’s feedback and willingness to help me track down this one of a kind book! It even showed up before Christmas thanks to a speedy delivery despite the short notice. I will definitely be visiting No Other Book Like This again.
SOLD - Vintage book Recreations in Astronomy by Henry White Warren, First Edition 1879, star charts/maps, MANY RARE full color illustrations

Reviewed by itzjeffduh
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 30, 2017
Great item, great seller, fast shipment!!! The book was perfect, exactly as described. Thanks!
Vintage book classic young adult The Luckiest Girl by Beverly Cleary, famous child/YA author, 1958 special Book Club Edition, RARE cover art

Reviewed by L.M. Biddulph
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 16, 2017
This book is BEAUTIFUL! I was so excited to receive it yesterday, so I could read it over Christmas. I read the abridged version of Thomas Wingfold, Curate over a decade ago and loved it, so I have been looking forward to this so much. Thank you!!!!!!!! :-D
Vintage book Thomas Wingfold, Curate. by George MacDonald, rare edition 1880, famed "Father" of The Inklings including Tolkien and C S Lewis

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Absolutely! I'm willing to do anything to get this book to you, but I will not write on it. If it is not in the condition you want, I know preservation techniques and will certainly oblige as best I can. You just need to let me know.
I will wrap the book any way you want. It is special and so are you, you deserve it! I will also write cards, include photographs, anything you'd like that would make this transaction more, well, you.
I won't tell you how to care for your book, but as to how they are cared for now, they are housed in two places -- some are wrapped in plastic in my main room in the part of the house that used to be a quaint B&B, lined on lovely old wooden bookshelves; others are stacked in piles or leaning on cool, creative and different bookends all round the room, and all are given care, attention, and kept away from my dog :)

Others sit in my library, in built-in authentic 1800s wooden and glass-door library shelves that line the walls in a secluded room in a historic home on the shore. With vintage, warm lamplights over the tiny marble fireplace, the library's windows catch plenty of sunlight--the books are in good homes and will arrive undamaged.
If the book comes later than expected this does not mean it was sent late. Every book is sent within 1-3 business days, unless one of the days is a Sunday, then it could be an extra day. This applies to International orders as well, but they might take longer to get to you than in-country orders. If there is a problem, please bring it up with UPS or see Etsy's policies.
I am more than willing to hunt down a specific book for you. This can take time, however, and would be a matter of personal back-and-forth on the site so you would have to keep in contact. There is no guarantee. I'm good at finding things however, and if I cannot find it to sell to you myself I will direct you to where I can find it online, if I can.

Important to note, however, that I may have it in my holdings already so it ALWAYS helps to check in with me. Listings come up continually, and it may just be waiting here to get processed and put up.
Contact me directly via the site and I will do my absolute best to help correct it. There should be no problems.
Always willing to make new friends and take on new jobs or opportunities -- this business does not stop me from working a full or part time job, and I am currently looking, so please contact me! Dempseylynch@gmail.com. I am definitely interested in talking with you and love meeting new people (especially book lovers of course).
Sure! Although the books are priced the way they are and are worth that amount based on a lot of factors (condition compared to others available online, if there are any available online or if it is the only one, age and whether it is signed or special in some way, etc.) I am always willing to hear you out as to why you think the books price is off, and work with you as best I can. I cannot guarantee the price will change, that is bad for my business, but I will listen to you. Don't be afraid to reach out. The worst that can happen is I will say no.

I put the reasons behind my pricing method for each item at the end of the listing so check that out if you're curious too :)

Vintage book The Miller's Daughter by Alfred Lord Tennyson, rare gorgeous 1890 poem, illustrated by many famous artists with gold-leaf cover

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