‘SUMMERBELL, L.’ [pseudonym of Mrs. W. H. HARTLEY, illustrator]. TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord. ~ The May Queen... in Illuminated Borders designed by L. Summerbell.... London: [George Berridge & Co. for] Frederick Warne and Co and Scribner, Welford & Armstrong in New York, .
Small 4to (222 × 172 mm), ff. , all chromolithograph with coloured borders. Original blue cloth, gilt. Cloth split at joints, slightly shaken, but the contents secure. A good copy.
First edition in this form. The chromolithography is by William Robert Tymms after the delightful medievalist floral border designs by Mrs. Hartley (’L. Summerbell’). McLean, Victorian Book Design and Colour Printing (2nd ed.), p. 134.