Tennyson Editions: Detailed Version


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1827 Poems by Two Brothers. Alfred and Charles Tennyson, a few by Frederick Tennyson. By the Jacksons of Louth, Lincolnshire, under the London imprint of Simpkin and Marshall, 1827.

1830 Poems, Chiefly Lyrical. By Alfred Tennyson. Effingham Wilson, 1830.

1832 (title page dated 1833) Poems. By Alfred Tennyson. London: Edward Moxon, 1833. At the Internet Archive.

1842 Poems. By Alfred Tennyson. London: Edward Moxon, 1842. In Two Volumes. First Volume (selects poems from 1830 and 1832). Second Volume (new poems).

1843 Poems. Second Edition. By Alfred Tennyson. London: Edward Moxon, 1843. In Two Volumes. First Volume. Second Volume.

1845 Poems. Third Edition. By Alfred Tennyson.London: Edward Moxon, 1845. In Two Volumes. First Volume. Second Volume.

1846 Poems. Fourth Edition. By Alfred Tennyson. London: Edward Moxon, 1846. In Two Volumes. First Volume. Second Volume.

1847 The Princess: A Medley. By Alfred Tennyson. London: Edward Moxon, 1847. At the Internet Archive.

1848 The Princess: A Medley. Second Edition. London: Edward Moxon, 1848. Contains a Dedication to Henry Lushington, only minor changes.

1848 Poems. Fifth Edition. London: Edward Moxon, 1848. In One Volume.

1850 In Memoriam. London: Edward Moxon, 1850. Published anonymously. The second and third editions were published in the same year.

1850 The Princess: A Medley. Third Edition. London: Edward Moxon, 1850. Considerably revised and rewritten for this edition.

1850 Poems. Sixth Edition. London: Edward Moxon, 1850.

1851 Poems. Seventh Edition. London: Edward Moxon. First Laureate Edition, with To the Queen prefixed

1851 In Memoriam. Fourth Edition. London: Edward Moxon, 1851. This edition contained 130 and all subsequent editions for the next 20 years contained 131 numbered sections.

1851 The Princess: A Medley. Fourth Edition. London: Edward Moxon, 1851. Adds section relating to the Prince's "weird seizures."

1852 Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington. By Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate. London: Edward Moxon, 1852. Contains a passage of five lines omitted in all subsequent issues of the poem.

1853 Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington. A New Edition. London: Edward Moxon, 1853. Contains alterations adopted in the final text of the poem.

1853 Poems. Eighth Edition. By Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate. London: Edward Moxon, 1853. First publication of "To E.L."

1853 The Princess: A Medley. Fifth Edition. London: Edward Moxon, 1853. Contains additional changes, for what will be the final text of the poem.

1853 Poems. Ninth Edition. By Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate. London: Edward Moxon, 1853.

1855 Maud, and Other Poems London: Edward Moxon, 1855. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1855.

1855 Poems. Tenth Edition. By Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate. London: Edward Moxon, 1855.

1856 Maud, and Other Poems. A New Edition. London: Edward Moxon, 1856.

1856 Poems. Eleventh Edition. By Alfred Tennyson, D.C.L., Poet Laureate. London: Edward Moxon, 1856.

1857 Enid and Nimue; or, The True and the False. London: privately printed, 1857. The original and earliest form of the first two of the four Idylls of the King of 1859.

1857 Poems. [Illustrated Edition] With Engraving of Bust by Woolner, and illustrations by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, and others. London: Edward Moxon. Textually corresponds to the Eighth Edition, of interest for the illustrations.

1858 Poems. Twelfth Edition. By Alfred Tennyson, D.C.L., Poet Laureate. London: Edward Moxon, 1858.

1859 Idylls of the King. At the Internet Archive. First edition. London: Edward Moxon and Co., 1859. Contains the four Idylls of Enid, Vivien, Elaine and Guinevere. Also at Google Books. Second Ed. 1859; Third Ed. 1861; Fourth Ed. 1862; Fifth Ed. 1863; Sixth Ed. 1865; Seventh Ed. 1868; Eighth Ed. 1869; Ninth Ed. 1869; Tenth Ed. 1870; Complete Ed. 1889.

1859 Poems [Illustrated edition]. By Alfred Tennyson, D.C.L., Poet Laureate. Illustrated by T. Creswick, J.E. Millais, W. Mulready, D. Maclise, Clarkson Stanfield, J.C. Horsley, &c. London: Edward Moxon, 1859.

1860 Poems. Thirteenth Edition. By Alfred Tennyson, D.C.L., Poet Laureate. London: Edward Moxon, 1860.

1862 Idylls Of The King. Fourth Ed. London: Edward Moxon and Co., 1862. With a Dedication to the memory of the Prince Consort [not available online].

1862 Poems. Fourteenth Edition. By Alfred Tennyson, D.C.L., Poet Laureate. London: Edward Moxon, 1862.

1864 A Welcome. London: Edward Moxon and Co., 1863. Lines addressed to the Princess Alexandra of Denmark on her arrival in England and her marriage with the Prince of Wales, 4 pages. Reprinted with considerable changes in Enoch Arden, 1864.

1864 Idylls Of The Hearth. London: Edward Moxon and Co., Dover Street, 1864. The same as the regular edition of Enoch Arden, but with a different title-page.

1864 Enoch Arden, Etc. London: Edward Moxon and Co., 1864.

1865 Poems. Seventeenth Edition. By Alfred Tennyson, D.C.L., Poet Laureate. London: Edward Moxon, 1865.

1865 A Selection From The Works Of Alfred Tennyson, D.C.L., Poet Laureate (Moxon's Miniature Poets). London: Edward Moxon and Co., 1865, cloth gilt with red border lines enclosing text, and portrait of the author. Contains some previously unpublished poems. 1866 printing. At the Internet Archive.

1865 Idylls of the King; Enoch Arden; The Princess; In Memoriam; Poems; & Maud. London: Edward Moxon, 1865. Six works, each with separate title-page and pagination, bound in three volumes.

1866 Poems. Eighteenth Edition. By Alfred Tennyson, D.C.L., Poet Laureate. London: Edward Moxon, 1866.

1867 In Memoriam. Nineteenth edition London: Edward Moxon, 1867.

1868 Poems. London: Edward Moxon, 1868.

1869 The Holy Grail and Other Poems. Strahan & Co. (title page dated 1870). Contains The Coming of Arthur; The Holy Grail; Pelleas and Ettare; The Passing of Arthur. Also contains Miscellaneous Poems. Miscellaneous poems are Northern Farmer, New Style; The Golden Supper; The Victim; Wages; The Higher Pantheism; Lines "Flower in the Crannied Wall"; Lucretius. Issued in Dec., 1869. The Advertisement states: "These four Idylls of the King are printed in their present form for the convenience of those who possess the former volume. The whole series should be read, and is today published [Idylls of the King, Ninth Ed., pub. Jan. 1870], in the following order: The Coming of Arthur. The Round Table. Geraint and Enid. Merlin and Vivien. Lancelot and Elaine. The Holy Grail. Pelleas and Ettare. Guinevere. The Passing of Arthur."

1870 The Window; or Songs of the Wrens. Words Written for Music by Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate. The Music by Arthur Sullivan. London: Strahan & Co. (title page dated 1871).

1872 Poems. By Alfred Tennyson, D.C.L., Poet Laureate. Strahan & Co., 1872.

1872 Gareth and Lynette. By Alfred Tennyson, D.C.L., Poet Laureate. Strahan & Co., 1872.

1872 The Works of Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate [Imperial Library edition of the Complete Works. In seven volumes.] London: Strahan & Co., 1872 (The Idylls of the King in sequence with Epilogue to the Queen) Vol. IV, In Memoriam and Maud.

1872 Songs, etc. From the Published Writings of Alfred Tennyson, D.C.L., Poet Laureate. Strahan & Co., 1872.

1874 The Cabinet Edition, H. S. King & Co. (contained In the Garden at Swainston)

1875 The Works of Alfred Tennyson. Early Poems. London: Henry S. King & Co., 1875.

1875 Queen Mary (a drama).

1876 Harold (a drama).

1877 The Works of Alfred Tennyson. London: Henry S. King & Co., 1877. Vol. I-II, Miscellaneous poems; Vol. III, The Princess and Other Poems; Vol. IV, In Memoriam and Maud; Vol. V-VI Idylls of the King; VII, Dramas. This edition contains two printing errors: The half title in Volume I, "The Works of Tennyson in Six Volumes" (half titles in Volumes II-VII are "The Works of Tennyson"). To the Queen, composed as an epilogue to the Idylls of the King (not the 1851 To the Queen but a different one) is printed following the title page of Volume I. In a copy inscribed from A.T. to W.B. Scoons (Houghton Library) the first page bears Tennyson’s autograph note: "misplaced. Ought to be at the end of the Idylls of the King. AT." Vol. III, The Princess and Other Poems. By Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate. Also in Vol. III: Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington; The Third of February, 1852; The Charge of the Light Brigade; Ode Sung at the Opening of the International Exhibition; A Welcome to Alexandra; A Welcome to Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh; The Grandmother; The Spiteful Letter; Northern Farmer, Old Style; Northern Farmer, New Style; The Daisy; To the Rev. F. D. Maurice; Will; In the Valley of Cauteretz; In the Garden at Swainston; The Flower; Requiescat; The Sailor Boy; The Islet; Literary Squabbles; The Victim; Wages; The Higher Pantheism; The Voice and the Peak; Flower in the Crannied Wall; A Dedication [To Emily Tennyson]. Under the heading "Experiments": Boudicea; In Quantity; Specimen of a Translation of the Iliad in Blank Verse; The Window.

1878 Idylls of the King. By Alfred Tennyson. London: C. Kegan Paul, 1878.

1879 The Lover’s Tale. By Alfred Tennyson. London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1879 (The poem was omitted from 1832.)

1880 Ballads and Other Poems. By Alfred Tennyson. London: C. Kegan & Co., 1880.

1884 The Cup (a tragedy) and The Falcon (a drama). By Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate. London: Macmillan and Co., 1884.

1884 Becket (a drama).

1884 The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson. Vol. 1-7. London: Macmillan, 1884. Printed January 1884. Reprinted, with slight corrections, April 1884. Reprinted February and October 1885; May 1886; with slight alterations, December 1886. Reprinted 1887; May and November 1888; with many additions, February 1889; Reprinted April and December 1889; June and November 1890; July and December 1891. Complete Edition with additions, January 1893. Reprinted May 1893, July 1894.

1885 Tiresias and Other Poems. By Alfred Lord Tennyson, D.C.L., P.L. London: Macmillan and Co., 1885.

1885 Lyrical Poems by Alfred Lord Tennyson, Selected and Annotated by Francis T. Palgrave, Macmillan and Co., 1885.

1886 Locksley Hall Sixty Years After. By Alfred Lord Tennyson, P.L., D.C.L. London and New York: Macmillan and Co., 1886.

1889 Demeter and Other Poems. By Alfred Lord Tennyson, D.C.L., P.L. London: Macmillan and & Co., and New York, 1889.

1889 The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson. London and New York: Macmillan.

1892 The Foresters (drama).

1892 posthumous publication of The Death of OEnone, Akbars’s Dream, and Other Poems. By Alfred Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate. New York and London: Macmillan & Co., 1892.

1894 The works of Alfred Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate. New York and London: Macmillan, 1894. In one volume.


Also of interest

1880 Collected Sonnets, Old and New, by Charles Tennyson Turner. (C. Kegan Paul, 1880) Prefatory poem by Alfred Tennyson, Biographical note by Hallam Tennyson, Introduction by James Spedding.

1891 Alfred Lord Tennyson: a memoir by his son Vol. 1. Also Vol. II By Hallam Tennyson (Macmillan, 1897).

1896 The Bibliography of Tennyson: A Bibliographical List of the Published and Privately-printed Writings of Alfred (Lord) Tennyson from 1827 to 1894 Inclusive. By Richard Herne Shepherd. Internet Archive.

1905 Bibliography of the writings of Alfred, Lord Tennyson. By J.C. Thomson. Published by J. Thomson, 1905.

1908 A Bibliography of the Writings of Alfred, Lord Tennyson [signed T.J.W.] by Thomas James Wise.

1908 The Works of Tennyson, Annotated by Alfred Lord Tennyson; Edited by Hallam, Lord Tennyson; The Eversley Edition. In 9 volumes. London: Macmillan. Vol. 2 Poems. Vol. 3 Ballads and Other Poems. Vol. 6 The Princess and Maud. Vol. 7 Idylls of the King. Vol. 8 Queen Mary and Harold.

1913 The works of Tennyson, with notes by the author. Edited by Hallam, Lord Tennyson. London: Macmillan. In 1 volume.


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