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Lot 365
TENNYSON (ALFRED) The Birth of Arthur, c.1868
Sold for £2,500 (US$ 3,818) inc. premium

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TENNYSON (ALFRED)
The Birth of Arthur, a unique proof copy of The Holy Grail, 164pp., first fly-title as quoted, other fly titles (The Holy Grail; Sir Pelleus; The Death of Arthur; Miscellanies; the last in manuscript), inscription of Amy Woolner from her father, 1882 on flyleaf, inserted a cutting describing the book from TLS (by Eric Osborne; 25.8. 1932), original grey wrappers, worn and loose, 8vo, [Strahan, c.1868]

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  • The Ashley library has a similar proof, corrected in Tennyson's hand; the corrections have generally been incorporated in the present proofs. "Thomas Woolmer was engaged on medallions and busts of Tennyson. It seems probable that the proof was given first by Tennyson to Woolner and later by Woolner to his daughter. It is one of the very few Tennyson proofs which have survived" (Osborne).
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