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TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord.

Maud,

and other poems.

London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1855 Stock Code: 145233
£450.00
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First edition of Tennyson's first published collection following his appointment as Poet Laureate in 1850. This volume is also notable as the first trade issue of The Charge of the Light Brigade, which had been printed privately as a separate issue poem in an edition of 1,000 earlier the same year for soldiers fighting in the Crimea.

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Description

Octavo (165 x 102 mm). Contemporary brown calf, black calf label to spine, gilt to compartments, covers bordered in gilt with blind bead roll, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges.

Condition

Bookplate of A. C. Higginson to front pastedown. Minor discolouration around head of front joint, light rubbing at tips, contents clean. A very good copy.

Bibliography

New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature vol. III, 415.

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