The Strayed Reveller, and Other Poems.
By A.London: B. Fellowes, 1849 Stock Code: 83809
First edition of Arnold's first collection, one of only 500 copies printed. "In 1847 Arnold became personal secretary to a leading Whig politician, Lord Lansdowne, an undemanding post that brought him into the world of high society and allowed him ample time to cultivate the gifts he was discovering in himself as a poet. In 1849 he brought out his first slim volume, The Strayed Reveller and other Poems; it was published under the pseudonym A, for fear, it was said, of bringing his father's name into disrepute. In fact, his family was surprised at the evidence of seriousness, yearning, and grief the book displayed" (ODNB).
Octavo. Original green cloth elaborately blocked in blind, yellow coated endpapers, titles to spine gilt.
Bookplates to front endpapers, inked ownership signature and pencilled gift inscription to front free endpaper. Ends of spine worn, joints and hinges cracked, spine partially loose, corners worn; nonetheless a good copy.
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