First Edition of Eliot's The Spanish Gypsy. A Poem
The Spanish Gypsy. A Poem.
Item Number: 74010
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1868.
First American edition of Eliot’s Spanish Gypsy. Verso of title page notes: “Author’s edition, from advance sheets.” Octavo, original green cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel. In near fine condition. A very bright example.
Set in fifteenth-century Andalucía, Eliot’s narrative poem, conceived as early as 1864 and finished in 1868, tells the story of Fedalma, a young woman experiencing the clashing of two duties.
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