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TENNYSON, Alfred A. Poems.

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TENNYSON, Alfred A. Poems. London: Oxford University Press, 1921.

8vo., Rivière binding of red crushed morocco with gilt-stamped borders to both boards; spine fully gilt in compartments between five raised bands; contrasting black leather label lettered in gilt; all edges gilt; marbled end papers and gilt turn-ins; pp. [ii], frontis, xl, 752, [ii]; a very attractive copy, with previous ownership inscription to p. [i] and some rubbing along outer hinges. Provenance: with the Ex Libris of the Swedish Diplomat Folke Wennerberg to front paste-down.
An comprehensive collection of the works of Tennyson in a fine Rivière binding, with an introduction by Herbert Warren. Including some of the more famous poems Maud, Idylls of the King and Enoch Arden
Tennyson polished and revised his manuscripts extensively, to the point where his efforts at self-editing were described by contemporary Robert Browning as "insane", symptomatic of "mental infirmity."

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