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Souvenir photo. Written on reverse: "Tennyson's Birthplace - Somersby"

Found in "Idylls of the King" by Alfred Tennyson. Published by Edward Moxon, 1859.

Also of note, this book came with an intriguing bookplate:


As much as I want it to be true, the William Wordsworth died in 1850, well before this book was published.


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4 comments:

  1. But it makes such a good story.

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  2. looks like a great read...

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  3. looks like a great read... hope i win....

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  4. As you mentioned... not the bookplate of *the* Wordsworth, still it's likely that the lineage is his. Two of Wordsworth's sons each named a son William: John Wordsworth [1803–1875] and William "Willy" Wordsworth [1810-1883]. Willy and the two "William" grandsons don't conflict with the 1859 publish date.

    How fascinating your work must be at times!

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