Queen Mary: A Drama.

First Edition of Alfred Lord Tennyson's Queen Mary: A Drama; inscribed by him to his son Hallam Tennyson

Queen Mary: A Drama.

TENNYSON, Alfred Lord.


Item Number: 109503

London: Henry S. King and Co, 1875.

First edition of the first book in Tennyson’s historical trilogy. Small octavo, original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine. Association copy, inscribed by the author to his son on the title page, “Hallam from A.” Tennyson’s eldest son Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson served as his father’s personal secretary and served as his official biographer. His Tennyson: a Memoir was published in 1897 and he bequeathed many of his father’s notebooks to Trinity College in 1924. A significant association copy.

Regarded as the chief representative of the Victorian age of poetry, English poet and dramatist, Alfred Lord Tennyson succeeded William Wordsworth as Poet Laureate in 1850. In addition to his major works of poetry, Tennyson wrote several plays, among them his dramas Queen Mary, Harold, The Cup, and The Falcon.

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