Laid-In Note of Tennyson

    Alfred Tennyson. Poems. London: Edward Moxon, 1842. First edition. Handwritten note by the author laid in. Two twelvemo volumes. vii, 233 pages; vii, 231 pages. Bound by Riviere in full red leather with five raised bands, gilt spine titles, decorations and date. Top edges gilt and gilt fillets. Blue endpapers with rich inner dentelles. Joints and covers lightly rubbed. Light staining at the rear page edges of Volume Two. Bookplates at the preliminaries of each volume. Otherwise very good.

    Laid-in note in Tennyson's hand granting playwright Colin Campbell Rae Brown permission to use his original names mentioned in the poem "Lady Clara Vere de Vere" in Brown's play "Vere de Vere" on page 155 of Volume One.

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