1848 The Princess: A Medley; In Memoriam
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Early Edition, Leather Binding
The second edition of Alfred Tennyson's narrative poem, The Princess, bound with the fourth edition of In Memoriam. Written in blank verse, Tennyson's poem tells the story of a princess who forswears the world of men and establishes a women's university, only for three men to enter the university disguised as women students. In Memoriam is an elegy for Tennyson's Cambridge friend Arthur Henry Hallam, who died of a cerebral haemorrhage at just twenty two. Tennyson was Poet Laurate during the reign of Queen Victoria, and a number of his phrases have become commonplace in the English language, such as 'Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all'. Prior owner's pencil inscription to the front endpaper, 'Whitchurch 1848'.
In a full brown morocco binding. Externally, generally smart. With a mark to the rear board, and some light bumping to the extremities. A little rubbing to the spine, which is a touch more rubbed to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound, with bright and clean pages.
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