WORKS OF ALFRED TENNYSON Poet Laureate
Price: 521.25 USD
(London: Strahan and Company, Publishers, 1872), THE FINELY PRODUCED IMPERIAL LIBRARY EDITION OF ONE OF THE GREAT POETS OF HIS TIME. Tennyson was made Poet Laureate in succession to Wordsworth in 1850. He was held in the highest regard by Victoria and Albert. All of his great works are included here, including the "Idylls" and the "Charge of the Light Brigade". This handsome publication was produced during the poet's lifetime, Tennyson was the first to be raised to a British peerage for his writing. He is still today one of the most popular British poets. In writing Tennyson used a wide range of subject matter, ranging from medieval legends to classical myths and from domestic situations to observations of nature, as source material for his poetry. 6 volumes. Imperial Library Edition. With a portrait frontispiece. Large 8vo, full pebble grained red morocco, with a blind-stamped frame on upper cover, and gilt lettering in 2 panels of spine within raised bands; gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. xi, 374; vi, 293; vi, 287; (i), 311; (i), 274; (i), 294 + "To The Queen". A very nice 19th century set with just a bit of wear and spotting on the prelims.