Verses on the Monumental Effigy of Alice-Evelyn, The Infant-Daughter of Martin Farquhar Tupper, Esq. Sculptured as a Sleeping Child, by J. Durham, Esq. Written by R. T. for W. H. [...]'.

R. T. [Martin Farquhar Tupper (1810-1889); Joseph Durham (1814-1877); Thomas De La Rue & Co.]
Publication details: 
London: Imprinted by Thomas De La Rue & Co. Dwelling in Bunhill Row. For Presentation to Private Friends. 1854. Not Published.'
SKU: 6290

Printed on all four pages of a bifolium, with each leaf roughly 17.5 x 13.5 cm. Lightly creased, and with the outer pages a little grubby, but good overall. A self-consciously well-printed production, with each page encased in a black ruled border, and with an engraving of the sculpture on the front page, beneath which, 'A. C. CHISHOLM. DEL. J. DURHAM. NV.' Possibly complete in itself, but in view of the elaborate title probably a taster for a volume which, considering the fact that there is no record of this item on COPAC, was probably never printed. Written, according to the title, 'In the Manner of the English Devotional Poetry of the Seventeenth Century.' Printers slug at the foot of the reverse of the first leaf, and both sides of the second leaf carrying [the first 25 lines of?] a cod seventeenth-century poem entitled 'Verses on the Effigy of a Childe Sleeping on a Bed Sculptured in Marble for a Tombe.' Tupper's entry in the New Oxford Dictionary of National Biography gives the names and dates of three daughters: there is no mention of an Alice-Evelyn who died in 1854.