TENNYSON, Alfred Lord.

Seven Poems & Two Translations.

Hammersmith: Printed by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson & Emery Walker at The Doves Press, 1902 Stock Code: 146268
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First Doves Press edition, one of 325 unnumbered copies printed on paper (a further 25 were issued on vellum), with the original Macmillan-headed dispatch envelope used by Doves Press, and rare thus.

The seven poems including "Ulysses" and "The Lotos Eaters" are on classical subjects, and the two translations are from the Iliad. The fourth book from the press.

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Description

Quarto. Original limp vellum by the Doves Bindery, spine lettered in gilt, untrimmed. With the original dispatch envelope.

Illustrations

Printed in red and black.

Condition

Slight warping to covers as often, the binding otherwise firm and clean, very occasional hint of foxing to contents, else internally fresh. A near-fine copy with the very good envelope, light wear and creasing to extremities, contemporary ink description of contents to front, later ink limitation statement to rear.

Bibliography

Franklin 210; Ransom, Private Presses, p. 250; Tidcombe DP4; Tomkinson 54.

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