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Lot 163: TENNYSON, COLLECTION OF 12 WORKS, 1847-1892 (12 VOL.)
20 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: i) The Princess; a medley. London: Moxon, 1847, FIRST EDITION; ii) Maud, and other poems. London: Moxon, 1855, FIRST EDITION, some spotting, joints starting, covers slightly stained; iii) In Memoriam. London: Strahan, 1870, later edition; iv) Gareth and Lynette etc. London: Strahan & Co., 1872, first regular edition; v) Queen Mary. A Drama. London: King & Co., 1875, FIRST EDITION (with misprint "Behled" in first word of first line of p.126); vi) Harold. A Drama. London: King, 1877, FIRST EDITION; vii) The Lover's Tale. London: C. Kegan Paul, 1879, FIRST PUBLISHED EDITION; viii) Ballads and other poems. London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1880; ix) Becket. London: Macmillan, 1884, first published edition; x) Tiresias and other poems. London: Macmillan, 1885, FIRST EDITION; xi) Locksley Hall. Sixty Years after etc. London: Macmillan, 1886, FIRST EDITION, WITH AUTHOR'S PRINTED PRESENTATION SLIP ("From the author") TIPPED IN AT THE BEGINNING, WITH [?] AUTOGRAPH DATE IN MONTH OF PUBLICATION ("December | 1886"); xii) The Death of Œnone, Akbar's Dream, and other poems. London: Macmillan, 1892, FIRST EDITION; original cloth, some with advertisements, some wear to cloth bindings, occasional offsetting and spotting, some ownership signatures (12)
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Literature: Wise 24, 58, [cf. p.115], 125, 129, 131, 10, 138, 133, 153, 156 and 165