New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1878. Gustave Dore. Third edition. Hardcover. Elephant folio [47 cm] Sea green cloth with gilt front cover and spine. 12 pages text, 39 full-page plates with tissue guards, engraved title page vignette and engraved vignette headpiece at beginning of text. Moderate wear to extremities, with small chips and some loss of cloth. Internally very clean, with light foxing mostly to preliminary and terminal leaves. There is a brief 1878 Christmas gift inscription on the front blank leaf, along with two additional later owner names. Overall, very presentable and complete. May require extra postage due to size and weight. Good +. Item #57583
This is a wonderful visual realization of Coleridge's poem, by the preeminent French Victorian engraver, Gustave Dore. One of Dore's most compelling and dramatic works.