Cromwell: a prize poem, recited in the theatre, Oxford; June 28, 1843. Matthew Arnold.

Cromwell: a prize poem, recited in the theatre, Oxford; June 28, 1843.

Oxford: Printed and Published by J. Vincent, 1843.

First edition of the author's second appearance in book form, preceded by his first book, Alaric in Rome, 1840. 15 pp. 1 vols. 12mo (7-1/4 x 4-1/2 inches). Original printed gray wrappers. In blue cloth slipcase and chemise. Bookplate of Blairhame. Smart 2, Tinker 125; Ashley Catalogue 1, p. 9. Item #233761

Arnold was awarded the Newdigate Prize for this poem, written while he was a student at Oxford.

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