TENNYSON, Alfred (1809-1892). The May Queen. London: Sampson Low, Son, & Marston, 1868.

Fanny Melville’s copy, a gift from her brother Herman. Inscribed facing the title page: “Fanny Melville Monday after Easter 1876 N.Y.” Sealts 507.

Octavo. Burgundy cloth gilt. Provenance: Fanny Melville (inscription) – Miss Murray (inscription, dated July 1886, Gansevoort) – Parke Bernet, 21 & 22 November 1944, lot 493.

Exhibited: "A Herman Melville Collection ... on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his death, from the collection of William S. Reese," Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, 1991, no. 36.

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