The Princess, A Medley. Sixth edition.


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Hardback, 7 x 4 inches. In fine full green morocco leather binding with decorative gilt panelled boards, gilt decoration and lettering and raised banding to spine. Gilt dentelles to boards, yellow endpapers, all page edges gilt. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners and edges of spine. Slight crack between front endpaper. Neat inscription “R. Ellis, 1855,” to front, slight darkening to endpapers, else inside pages all clean and bright. A very clean and tight copy. 211pp. Beautifully bound edition of The Princess. In the 1840s, Tennyson is reported as saying that “the two great social questions impending in England were 'the education of the poor man before making him our master, and the higher education of women'”. To differing degrees, The Princess addresses both these questions. It also glances at some of the scientific interests of the time. In the Prologue a group of seven undergraduates are on holiday from university at the home of one of them whose father, Sir Walter Vivian, has opened his grounds to working people for sport, music and exhibitions of scientific novelties. Tennyson said that he based the setting on a feast of the “Mechanics Institute” held in 1842 in the grounds of Park House, near Maidstone, the home of one of his undergraduate friends.

Title: The Princess, A Medley. Sixth edition.



Publisher: London, Edward Moxon, 1854 6th:

Seller ID: 79787

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