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England's Darling

By Alfred Austin

1896 - London - Macmillan and Co., Ltd.

7.5" by 5.5", xviii, 103pp with unpaginated advertisements to rear

 

 
 
 
 
 


 

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England's Darling is a play by Alfred Austin (1835 - 1913) an English poet who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1896 upon the death of Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

Fourth edition.

With a preface by the author to front.

On Tennyson's death in 1892 it was felt that none of the then living poets, except Algernon Charles Swinburne or William Morris, who were outside consideration on other grounds, was of sufficient distinction to succeed to the laurel crown, and for several years no new poet-laureate was nominated. In the interval the claims of one writer and another were assessed, but eventually, in 1896, Austin was appointed to the post after Morris had declined it.

CONDITION

In a cloth binding. Externally, generally smart but with  slight wear to extremities and odd marks to boards and a small label to spine. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Bright but with handling marks predominantly to text block edges, institutional ink stamps and label to front pastedown.

Overall: VERY GOOD


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