Place and Imprint: New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1867.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 11241, state A with the title leaf a cancel; Wright II, 1507.
Condition: Edges slightly rubbed; paper a shade browned; very good copy.
Book ID: 28774
Physical Description8vo, original blind- and gilt-decorated dark green cloth, gilt lettering.
CommentsThe first book and only work of fiction by poet and musician Sidney Lanier (1842-1881), a novel set in Tennessee before and during the Civil War, which uses the conflict as a backdrop to examine and contrast the complicated nature of man. We first purchased this copy from Booked Up in Georgetown in 1985 and quickly sold it through a catalogue to a collector in Virginia. Recently we re-purchased this from a dealer representing that collector. In the intervening years we have not had a copy of Tiger-Lilies, though we have seen a few beat-up ones.