The Cup and the Falcon.

London: Macmillan and Co. 1884.

8vo., pp. [4], 146, [2]; some offsetting to the endpapers, but a fine copy, uncut in the original green cloth; Signet Library bookplate.

£75

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First published edition, preceded by a ‘trial’ edition of 1882 recorded by Wise as surviving in one known copy – in his own collection. The Cup was first performed in 1881 with Sir Henry Irving and Ellen Terry. Wise, Tennyson 146; Tinker 2096.

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