The PRINCESS: A Medley. Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1809 - 1892.

The PRINCESS: A Medley.

London: Edward Moxon & Co., Dover Street, 1854. 6th Edition, 1st published in 1847. Cf. NCBEL III, 414. [4], 183, [1 (blank)] pp. 8 page advert insert (April 1854) to front. 12mo. 7" x 4-3/8". Original publisher's green cloth binding. Pale yellow eps. Square & tight. Spine sunned, with a bit of extremity wear. Girl's school bookplate to front paste-down. A solid VG copy. Item #48354

"The Princess is a serio-comic blank verse narrative poem which tells the story of a heroic princess who forswears the world of men and founds a women's university where men are forbidden to enter. The prince to whom she was betrothed in infancy enters the university with two friends, disguised as women students. They are discovered and flee, but eventually they fight a battle for the princess's hand. They lose and are wounded, but the women nurse the men back to health. Eventually the princess returns the prince's love.

Several later works have been based upon the poem, including Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera Princess Ida." [Wiki].

Price: $75.00

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