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Oct 02, 2014, 02:01 ET
BOSTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From our Un-Gyve archives, an original sequence of thirty-nine small watercolours by an unknown artist, the home or haunt and the poet being identified by hand in blue ink on the tissue leaf that precedes each illustration. These lovely vignettes are bound, the pages with gilt edges, and the album secured with a brass clasp. This loving series of associations opens with Geoffrey Chaucer (Tabard Inn — Southwark), and closes with Alfred Tennyson (Birthplace at Somersby).
1850 was Tennyson's annus mirabilis, a year to marvel at: May had seen the publication of In Memoriam, and June his wedding. In November he was to succeed William Wordsworth (who had died in April) as Queen Victoria's Poet Laureate, bestowing and receiving many true tributes for the next forty-two years.
In a limited edition, Un-Gyve Press will reproduce in faithful facsimile this tribute to the centuries' poets and to their spirits of place.
Support of this reproduction will be possible through subscription (advance purchase). Patrons will be credited within the end pages of the book.
The watercolour included with this announcement is "Alfred Tennyson, Birthplace at Somersby".
SOURCE Un-Gyve Press