Item #019901 Signature of Alfred Austin, Poet laureate. Alfred Austin.

Signature of Alfred Austin, Poet laureate

1896. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. No Binding. Signed thank-you card from Alfred Austin, addressed from Swinford Manor, Ashford, Kent, dated Jan. 1896, signed in ink. Inside is a poem from the minor poet and wine dealer John Fountain Tattersall, celebrating the appointment of Austin as Poet Laureate in that year. "Laureate, because I know your lyre was led To song, not chiefly by the jewelled crown 'That is the symbol of the old renown...." 11.5 x 18 cm. Very Good. Item #019901

Price: $42.75 NZD

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