(PYLE,HOWARD)illus. THE LADY OF SHALOTT by Alfred Tennyson. NY: Dodd Mead (1881). 4to, (8 x 9"), gilt pictorial cloth with beveled edges, some light soil and rubbing else clean and VG+. 1st edition of Pyle's 2nd book issued at almost the same time as Yankee Doodle. An early effort in American color printing, this book was not one of Pyle's favorites, yet it (with Yankee Doodle) remains unique in style and color for Pyle. Done with an Art Nouveau flavor very similar to Walter Crane's work, there are page after page of elaborate and lush color lithographs with the calligraphic text incorporated into the art. A beautiful book.