"HERE BE RULES. I KNOW BUT ONE—TO DASH AGAINST MINE ENEMY AND TO WIN": FIRST EDITION OF TENNYSON’S GARETH AND LYNETTE, PART OF HIS BELOVED IDYLLS OF THE KING
TENNYSON, Alfred. Gareth and Lynette, Etc. London: Strahan, 1872. Small octavo, original green cloth. $450.
First edition of this continuation of Tennyson’s acclaimed Arthurian cycle, in the original cloth.
Continuing what he began in the earlier parts of Idylls, in this installment of his Arthurian cycle, Tennyson approached the character of Sir Gareth, Knight of the Round Table. However, he also brought to life Lynette, typically a minor character, but here enriched to become Gareth's wife and a major part of the narrative. Without question, this remains one of the richest pieces of the complete Idylls. Wise 125. Owner signature.
Near-fine in the original cloth.