TENNYSON, Alfred Lord. The Works of Alfred Tennyson. (PRESENTATION COPY - 1878)



TITLE: The Works of Alfred Tennyson.

PUBLISHER: London: C. Kegan & Paul & Co., 1878.

DESCRIPTION: PRESENTATION COPY. 1 vol., large octavo, 9-7/8" x 7-1/4", engraved frontis portrait plate, inscribed on the title-page "Julia Mary O'Brien from A Tennyson March 28th 1881", bound in full maroon morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, covers ruled in gilt, gilt floral corner decorations, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, floral patterned pastedowns and endpapers, by Zaehnsdorf. 

CONDITION: Inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, small worm hole to extreme lower corner turn-in, overall VERY GOOD.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Julia Mary O’Brien was the daughter of Mary Alice Marshall who was the sister of a Cambridge friend of Tennyson’s, Stephen Spring-Rice. In 1850 Tennyson and his wife Emily spent part of their honeymoon at Tent Lodge, which belonged to the Marshalls, in the Lake District. Here, they were visited by Edward Lear, Carlyle, Matthew Arnold, etc, and Tennyson began writing the material on the Prince’s ‘weird seizures’ that appeared first in the 1851 Princess.