Late Victorian Gift Book Edition Of The Romantic Poet
By William Wordsworth, selected by Andrew Lang
First edition of this collection of poems from the English Romantic poet chosen by Victorian editor Andrew Lang, from his "Selections from the Poets" series.
"Wordsworth, at his best, charms by felicities which he did not wilfully and consciously elaborate..."
In addition to an extensive critical introduction by Lang, this work contains a wide variety of Wordsworth's poems, including a number from the epochal 1800 edition of LYRICAL BALLADS, such as some of the Lucy poems. A beautiful production with an elaborate gilt design on the front board in Art Nouveau style.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1897. 7.25'' x 4.75''. Original elaborately gilt-stamped blue pictorial cloth. Black endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated in black and white by Alfred Parsons, including engraved frontispiece. xxxii, 295,  pages. Ink owner name dated 1901 on half title. Some light scratching to rear board, fraying to spine ends. Hinges starting to crack, but still firm. Light to moderate foxing throughout. Gilt bright.
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