London: Edward Moxon, 1844. First Edition. Cloth. 12mo (7" x 4 1/2"), brown original publisher's cloth with paper label on spine, 8pp. of Ads for Moxon + 202 pages +  Advert for other books by the Author. Very Good / None. Item #6450
Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton, FRS (19 June 1809 – 11 August 1885) was an English poet, patron of literature and politician. He secured a pension for Tennyson, helped to make Ralph Waldo Emerson known in Britain, and was one of the earliest champions of Algernon Charles Swinburne.
First edition of Milne's "Palm Leaves," a series of religious reflective poems dealing with "Mohammedanism" and Mohammed; biblical subjects such as Moses and Solomon; as well as Christian religious themes. The book helped establish its wealthy aristocratic author as a promising writer and moralist.
Solid, clean copy with faded paper label on spine; light uniform age-toning, engraved bookplate on front pastedown, but no annotations or other marks to pages.