London: Macmillan, 1909. First Thus. First Complete Edition, comprised of the First Series and Second Series of 1861 and 1897. Finely bound by Morrell in full green morocco with ornate gilt to spine and boards. All edges brightly gilt. Marbled endpapers, slightly offset from turn-downs. Bookplate of Coles Hegeman to first blank. Internally clean, bright, and unmarked.
Incredibly popular at the release of its first volume in 1861, The Golden Treasury was expanded with input from Alfred Lord Tennyson in 1891. The present edition, the first combined example of the two series, is decadently bound and apparently unread. Bringing together exceptional examples of English poetry, it includes lyrical works by Shakespeare, Milton, Campion, Byron, Shelley, Barrett Browning, and Scott. Fine (Item #3086)