Poems, chiefly lyrical.London: Effingham Wilson, 1830 Stock Code: 128253
Tennyson's first independent poetry collectionFirst edition, second state, with p. '91' (from '19') corrected, and with 'carcanet' (from 'coronet') on p. 72, with errata. This work is Tennyson's first solo poetry collection, preceded only by Poems by Two Brothers (1827), in which he appeared anonymously alongside his (in fact three) brothers. "Some of Tennyson's most enduring notes, elegiacally lyrical, with his riven sensibility... are especially manifest in this volume's most remarkable achievements, 'Mariana', 'A spirit haunts the year's last hours', and 'The Kraken'" (ODNB).
Duodecimo. Original pale brown boards, rebacked to style, retaining original printed paper label, edges uncut. Housed in a custom pink cloth slipcase.
Publisher's advertisements leaf retained at the end.
Bookplate of Sir Geoffrey Harmsworth, war correspondent and director of the Daily Mail and General Trust, to the front pastedown. Slight wear to board edges, covers a little soiled and rubbed, minor loss to browned spine label, top edge dust toned; a very good copy.
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