"ONE OF THE FINEST LYRISTS OF THE ENGLISH TONGUE": TENNYSON'S POEMS,1857, WITH OVER 50 ENGRAVED ILLUSTRATIONS, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND
TENNYSON, D.C.L. Alfred. Poems. London: Edward Moxon, 1857. Quarto, contemporary three-quarter crushed brown morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and boards, raised bands, top edge gilt. $2200.
1857 volume of Tennyson's Poems, featuring over 50 engraved illustrations from artists such as D.G. Rosetti, J.E Miller and Thomas Creswick, handsomely bound in splendid three-quarter crushed morocco.
Tennyson "was one of the finest lyrists of the English tongue… half at least of what he wrote the world would not willingly let die. Tennyson in a sense is England's Virgil… with Tennyson's death in 1892, a great epoch of English poetry came to a close" (Kunitz & Haycraft, 612-13). This profusely illustrated volume includes such famous verse as Recollections of the Arabian Nights, The Lady of Shalott, Ulysses, St. Agnes' Eve and Morte d'Arthur. Containing frontispiece; over 50 engraved illustrations from artists such as D.G. Rosetti, J.E Miller and Thomas Creswick. Bookplate. Bookseller ticket.
Interior fresh with light foxing mainly to preliminaries. An excellent about-fine copy.