Moxon Publishes Illustrated Idylls

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In 1868 Edward Moxon and Co. published an ambitious and ornate illustrated edition of Alfred, Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King.  The engravings were provided by Gustave Doré, who had recently illustrated John Milton's Paradise Lost and the Bible.  Although the volume was assumed to be successful, its publication was characterized by tensions between Tennyson and James Bertrand Payne, the manager of Moxon and editor of the edition.  

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