Tennyson, Alfred Lord
Poetical Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson
London: Macmillan, 1899. Octavo, contemporary full calf gilt, maroon spine label, marbled endpapers and edges, seal of Katharine Lady Berkeley's Grammar School on front board. Lightest shelfwear.
Handsome collection of the Victorian poet laureate's works. A label on the front pastedown identifies this volume as a Fourth Form English Prize for 1904. Highlights include “The Lady of Shalott," “Ulysses," “The Charge of the Light Brigade," “In Memoriam," “Idylls of the King," and “Maud": “Ah Maud, you milkwhite fawn, you are all unmeet for a wife. / Your mother is mute in her grave as her image in marble above; / Your father is ever in London, you wander about at your will; / You have but fed on the roses and lain in the lilies of life." A near-fine copy.