Book Description

4to. Engraved frontispiece portrait. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page "G. B. Buckton / from / A. Tennyson / I am sorry to say that there are a great many mistakes / in this volume. No fault of mine! / Jany. 21st / 1882." Brown straight-grain leather, boards framed with an ornamental rule within a thin double-rule, leather label, ornaments, and rules between raised bands on spine, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Re-backed with original spine laid on, corners and edges slightly rubbed, clipped newspaper Tennyson poem affixed to rear endpaper, offset from laid-in trade card on a front endpaper, a little foxing. Top-most edge of the first line of the inscription slightly trimmed by the original binder. Very good with an interesting inscription relating to the book.
Dealer Notes
George Bowlder Buckton (1818-1905; English chemist and entomologist). The Bucktons were family friends of the Tennysons who lived nearby. Buckton’s daughter was the poet Alice Buckton who gave an address at Tennyson’s funeral and was gifted his cloak which she continued to wear for years after his death.
Author TENNYSON, Alfred
Date 1878
Binding Full Leather
Publisher C. Kegan Paul & Co.
Pages 667[1] 2pp publisher's cat.

Price: £1500.00

Offered by Rainford & Parris

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