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[English Literature]
A COLLECTION OF WORKS:
LOT SOLD. 500 GBP
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[English Literature]
A COLLECTION OF WORKS:
LOT SOLD. 500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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English Literature, History, Science, Childrens Books and Illustrations

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[English Literature]
A COLLECTION OF WORKS:
Tennyson, Alfred, Lord. The Lover's Tale. C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1879, FIRST PUBLISHED ISSUE, INTERLEAVED WITH RICHARD HERNE SHEPHERD'S MANUSCRIPT NOTES, half-title, full green morocco gilt, spine gilt in compartments, gilt dentelles, top edge gilt, slipcase, joints sensitively repaired and boards re-attached--Lamb, Charles. A Tale of Rosamund Gray and Old Blind Margaret. Printed for Lee and Hurst, 1798, FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE (with London imprint and the title page a cancel), full green morocco by Riviere & Son, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, some spotting to preliminaries, lacking blanks; together with 288 further volumes, chiefly poetry and prose, 18th - 20th century, including works by Austen, Dickinson, Trollope and Wilde, collected editions of Bryon, Coleridge, Goldsmith, Longfellow, Lowell, Milton, Scott and Thackeray, numerous volumes of poetry and poetry in translation, and later editions of English and American literature, mostly 8vo, various bindings including half calf and original cloth, some wear to bindings, including detached boards on c.20 volumes, spotting and browning, pencil and ink inscriptions to preliminaries of a few volumes (c. 290)
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Provenance

[all works:] John Whipple Frothingham, bookplates
[Tennyson]: Edwin Babcock Holden (1861-1906), bookplate; his sale, American Art Association, New York, 1 May 1910, lot 1641

Catalogue Note

Shepherd pirated The Lover's Tale a number of times before it finally became available in this authorised edition in 1879. Shepherd's manuscript notes in this copy compare the final published text to the 1833 version (which was prepared for publication but abandoned, with only a few copies being distributed to Tennyson's circle). Shepherd's bibliography of Tennyson was published posthumously in 1896, as an expansion of his earlier Tennysonania (1866). (See Wise, Tennyson I.10)

English Literature, History, Science, Childrens Books and Illustrations

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