London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans and Roberts, 1858. Full Morocco. LALLA ROOKH AN ORIENTAL ROMANCE
Published by Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans and Roberts, London, 1858
This illustrated edition of Moore’s famous romance. Bound in Full red hard grain Morocco, full gilt spine and gilt decorative panels on the front and rear boards, yellow surface paper ends. A very nice clean copy inside and out.
Lalla Rookh comprises of four narrative poems, with a connecting tale in prose.
The heroine of the tale is Lalla Rookh which means 'tulip cheeked' and is used as an endearment in Persian poetry. Written by Irish poet, singer, songwriter and entertainer, Thomas Moore.
In 1813, Byron encouraged Moore to compose an "oriental poem," but when Lalla Rookh finally appeared in 1817 it also seemed belated and imitative, anticipated by Byron's incredibly popular series of Eastern tales, written at breakneck speed. In fact, Moore had to abandon one of the narratives that he had been writing for Lalla Rookh because it resembled Byron's The Bride of Abydos (1813) too closely. During his association with Byron, Moore's confidence in himself eroded; Vail notes that "Moore's letters and journals show that he consistently ranked Byron's poetry far more highly than he did his own, believing that the popularity of his own works would probably not outlive him" (137). In 1822, both Moore and Byron were inspired to write works based on the legend of angels falling in love with antediluvian mortal women, but in this case, Moore was careful to stay out of his friend's shadow by making sure his The Loves of the Angels was published before the appearance of Byron's Heaven and Earth in Leigh Hunt's the Liberal.
Tower of London from Tower Hill
A wonderful early Fore-edge Painting of Victorian London’s Tower of London from Tower Hill
Tower Hill is infamous for the public execution of high-status prisoners from the late 14th to the mid 18th century. The execution site on the higher ground north-west of the Tower of London moat is now occupied by Trinity Square Gardens. Tower Hill also covers a wider area surrounding the Tower of London in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, rising from the north bank of the River Thames
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