1864 Rare book in a nice morocco leather binding - The PRINCESS by Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Author: Alfred Tennyson.
Title: The PRINCESS: A Medley.
Publisher: London, Edward Moxon & Co., 1864. 12th Edition (stated).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 6.5 " X 4.
Pages: 183 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good contemporary binding, finely bound in full plum morocco leather binding, title in gilt on spine (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, spine slightly sunned - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt. A beautiful binding!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing - as shown).
The book: Nice, in a full plum morocco leather binding, and attractive early Victorian edition of The Princess' Poem by Tennyson! 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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