First Edition of Eliot's The Spanish Gypsy. A Poem

  • 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.