1864 - The Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate, Etc.
Ticknor and Fields, Publishers/ Boston
Complete In Two Volumes
Alfred Tennyson, born on August 6, 1809, in Somersby, Lincolnshire, England, was a prominent Victorian poet who became one of the most celebrated and enduring voices in English literature. Serving as the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom for over 40 years, from 1850 until his death in 1892, Tennyson's remarkable poetic career spanned the Victorian era and left an indelible mark on the literary landscape. Renowned for his eloquence, musicality, and profound exploration of themes such as love, nature, mortality, and the human condition, Tennyson crafted a rich body of work that reflects the hopes, anxieties, and complexities of the Victorian age. With poems like "The Lady of Shalott," "Ulysses," and "In Memoriam," Tennyson's legacy endures as a testament to his mastery of poetic craftsmanship and his ability to capture the essence of the Victorian spirit.
Blue cloth with embossed boards, decorative gilt detail/ text to spines, brown endpapers, bindings tight, gilt page edges to all sides, portrait frontispiece with tissue guard to Volume I, light foxing to first few pages on Vol I only, light bumping wear to spine edges, light rubbing to corners, 350pp., 334pp. Very good antiquarian condition.
Size: 3 1/2” x 5 1/2”
A very lovely set of Tennyson’s works which is 159 yrs old!