A Dream of Fair Women. Alfred Tennyson.

A Dream of Fair Women

Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1880. First American edition. Hardcover. 4to. [15], 15-103, [3] pp. Brown cloth with gold lettering on the front board and spine, decorations in blue and brown on the front board; all edges gilt. Illustrated by a frontispiece, eight full-page illustrations, and several in-text illustrations. Contributing illustrators include F.T. Merrill, F. Hopkinson Smith, Mary Hallock Foote, and many others. The poem was first published in 1832, and published with a correction in 1853. An 1881 gift inscription on the first white leaf from one woman to another, reading: "To Lidie, In remembrance of all loving kindness to one who, hopes ever to retain a place in your memory, and, although, we separate now, for a little while, trusts that, side by side, may we stand, at the one little door, when all's done. The ways are many - the end is one, Sincerely your friend, Mar S. Gochian. Dec 23, 1881." Shepherd, Bibliography of Tennyson, 1896, p. 29. Near Very Good. Item #00008746

A Near Very Good copy with wear to the tips of the spine and the corners, contemporary owner's name and address on the front flyleaf, and the front hinge slightly starting.

Price: $150.00

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