1858 Rare book bound by Riviere - The PRINCESS by Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Author: Alfred Tennyson.
Title: The PRINCESS: A Medley.
Publisher: London, Edward Moxon, 1858. 8th Edition (stated).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 6.5 " X 4.5 ".
Pages: 183 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good binding, finely bound by Riviere in full blue-plum morocco leather(hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, small ex-libris of a previous 1859 owner on the first endpaper - as shown, some light foxing - as shown).
The book: Nice and attractive early Victorian edition of The Princess' Poem by Tennyson in a nice Riviere binding! The poem tells the story of a heroic princess who forswears the world of men and finds a women's university where men are forbidden to enter. The prince to whom she was betrothed in infancy enters the university with two friends, disguised as women students. They are discovered and flee, but eventually, they fight a battle for the princess's hand. They lose and are wounded, but the women nurse the men back to health. Eventually, the princess returns the prince's love.
The author: Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson FRS (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892) was a British poet. He was the Poet Laureate during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets of all time.
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