(Tennyson, Alfred, Lord)

Maud, and Other Poems.

London: Edward Moxon, 1855. First edition, second issue. Victorian novelist and poet George Meredith's copy, with his signature on the title page. The volume is the first collection produced by Tennyson after he was named Poet Laureate. "Maud," Tennyson's emotional and, at times, ironic narrative poem precedes seven other poems, among which is the much-celebrated "The Charge of the Light Brigade." George Meredith was a fan of Tennyson's work and was inspired to write the verse that would eventually appear in his first book, Poems, published in 1851, after reading the poetry of Tennyson and John Keats. Bound in blind-stamped green cloth. Some foxing to outer papers, spine slightly tilted and toned, housed in dropback box. A near fine copy of especial provenance. Item #29565

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