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Book - “The Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson”
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Title: Book - “The Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson”
Identifier: 979.6.1369
Donor: Geoffrey Sayers
Item Date: 1857
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Benares Historic House

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Description: A book entitled "The Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson" published by Ticknor and Fields in 1857. It has a blue cover with a design on the front, and gold writing and design on the spine. Inscribed inside is the following "To dear Mrs. Harris with love from Percy H. Gordon Xmas '04

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS (6 August 1809 - 6 October 1892) was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular poets in the English language. Tennyson was known for his short lyrics and verses based of classic mythology. A number of phrases from Tennyson's work have become commonplaces of the English language,_Lord_Tennyson

In 1832 William Davis Ticknor and John Allen began a small publishing business which operated out of the Old Corner Bookstore located on Washington and School Streets in Boston, Massachusetts. A year later Allen withdrew from the firm and Ticknor continued business under William D. Ticknor and Company. When John Reed and James Thomas Fields became partners in 1845 the imprint was changed to Ticknor, Reed, and Fields. When Reed retired in 1854 the imprint became the well-known Ticknor and Fields. The company purchased and printed the Atlantic Monthly and the North American Review. In 1842 Ticknor became the first American publisher to pay foreign writers for their works, beginning with Tennyson. This proved to be prosperous and the company published an impressive list of authors.
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