London: Edward Moxon And Co., 1864. First Edition. Small Octavo. Item #022588
178pp., 3-8 pp. publisher's ads. In this poem, Enoch Arden is a happily married fisherman who suffers financial problems and becomes a merchant seaman. He is shipwrecked, and, after 10 years on a desert island, he returns home to discover that his beloved wife, believing him dead, has remarried and has a new child. Not wishing to spoil his wife's happiness, he never lets her know that he is alive. (The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica) A beautiful copy bound by Riviere in full polished calf triple ruled in gilt, raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, inner gilt denteels, dark green coated endpapers A fine bright copy without foxing, names or bookplates.