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Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington by Alfred Tennyson 1st 1852


First edition and first issue published by Edward Moxon in 1852. In near fine condition. The book is bound in a very smart modern marbled boards. With a label on the front board. There is no wear to the binding at all. New end papers. Original half title, title page and poem consisting of 16 pages. Overall near fine copy of this scarce poem. 


Tennyson's ode written on the death of the Duke of Wellington was published on the day of the military hero's funeral, 18 November 1852. It was also Tennyson's first separate publication upon becoming poet laureate.