TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord. Poems. MDCCCXXX. MDCCCXXXIII. Privately Printed [Toronto]. 1862.
Small square 8vo. Original blue printed wrappers; pp. viii, 112; edges uncut and unopened; a very attractive copy, both externally and internally clean, scarce thus.
A pirated reprint of Tennyson's Poems Chiefly Lyrical (1830) and Poems (1833), including poems which were suppressed in subsequent authorised editions. This piracy was compiled and edited by Coleridge's biographer James Dykes Campbell and was printed in Toronto. It is not known how many copies were printed, but David Sinclair (Book Collector, Vol. 22, pp. 177-188) suggests a print run in the region of 150. The work was sold in London by John Camden Hotten, who apparently received about 50 copies from Canada. Hoten's plans were thwarted however when Tennyson obtained an injunction prohibiting the issue of the book.