1865 Rare book in a nice calf leather binding - The PRINCESS by Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Author: Alfred Tennyson.
Title: The PRINCESS: A Medley.
Publisher: London, Edward Moxon and Co., 1865. 13th Edition (stated).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 6.5 " X 4.5 ".
Pages: 183 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good contemporary binding, finely bound in full green calf leather binding, title in gilt on spine (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, rare light foxing - as shown).
The book: Nice, in a full green calf 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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