London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1859. New edition. Hardcover. 12mo. , 168pp. Contemporary gilt-stamped red morocco, with gold lettering and tooling to spine. Raised bands. Dentelles. All paper edges gilt. Mounted on inside of front cover is an original handwritten letter by Alfred Tennyson to his lifelong friend, Reverend John Rashdall. The pair had grown up together in rural Lincolnshire, and were contemporaries at Cambridge University. The letter reads: "Tuesday. 2. James St. My dear John, Am I to come to you tomorrow ? & if, when do you dine ? Ever Yours, Tennyson."
Originally published in 1855, "Maud, and Other Poems" was the first volume of poetry produced by Alfred Tennyson after being appointed poet laureate by Queen Victoria in 1850. Between the book’s initial publication, and up until Tennyson’s death in October of 1892, the collection was republished more than 80 times in both Great Britain and the United States.
Some rubbing along joints. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #41431