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1865 In Memoriam by Alfred Tennyson / Edward Moxon & Co. London / Leather Bound Antique Hardback / Gilt Edges / 159 Years Old

1865 In Memoriam by Alfred Tennyson / Edward Moxon & Co. London / Leather Bound Antique Hardback / Gilt Edges / 159 Years Old

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An antique copy of In Memoriam by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Published in 1865 by Edward Moxon & Co., London. In a full red leather binding and with shiny gilt edged pages. In good condition for an antique book of nearly 160 years old with rubbing to the leather edges being the main condition point to note.

In Memoriam (originally written in 1850), is an elegy for Tennyson's Cambridge friend Arthur Henry Hallam, who died of cerebral haemorrhage at the age of twenty-two years, in Vienna in 1833. As a sustained exercise in tetrametric lyrical verse, Tennyson's poetical reflections extend beyond the meaning of the death of Hallam, thus, "In Memoriam" also explores the random cruelty of Nature seen from the conflicting perspectives of materialist science and declining Christian faith in the Victorian Era. The poem is thus an elegy, a requiem, and a dirge for a friend, a time, and a place.

Inside the pages are clean and tightly bound with just the occasional spot. Has an inked inscription on the front pale yellow endpaper (see photos). Shiny gilt on all three sides. This is an unillustrated edition.

Bound in bright red full leather, with blind stamped border, five raised bands on the spine and gilt titles. With some rubbing to the leather at the corners which has removed some of the surface red. There is also rubbing to the outer joints of the spine and to the raised bands, with a few light scuffs to the spine. The gilt titles are bright and the binding remains strong.

Your antique copy of Tennyson's In Memoriam will be wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon* and sent well packaged. I am always happy to add a gift card with a message to the parcel.

H 17 cm x W 11 cm, 211 pages, 0.3 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. (With the exception of a small number of countries which I am unable to ship to.)

* If you would prefer for your book not to be decoratively wrapped but sent simply in the full protective packaging please add a note to the order.

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