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WORDSWORTH, William (& COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor.)

Published by T.N. Longman & O. Rees. 1800 (1800)

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Item Description: T.N. Longman & O. Rees. 1800, 1800. FIRST EDITION, ?1st issue? Without half titles as issued. Vol. I with three tiny unobtrusive paper flaws at I1, K1, & L3. Contemp. half calf, spines with horizontal bands & devices in gilt, maroon leather labels; spines sl. darkened with sl. rubbing to extremities, but a v.g. well-preserved set. ESTC T146537. Wise (Two Lake Poets) pp6-8. Vol. I, The second edition; Vol. II FIRST EDITION, ?first issue? Includes The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The Foster-Mother?s Tale, The Nightingale, The Dungeon & Love by Coleridge, who failed to complete Christabel for Vol. II. Wordsworth?s important Preface giving ?a systematic defence of the theory upon which the poems were written? first appears here - a preface he had been ?prevailed upon by Coleridge to write? Vol. II was issued without an edition statement, as most of the material contained was entirely new. Collated with John Edwin Wells, Lyrical Ballads 1800: Cancel Leaves (PMLA 53, March 1938). He suggests it is better to ?discard the term ?issue? in speaking of either of the volumes?, . as it is ?difficult to be positive regarding priority of states where variations between copies occur? He concludes that, of more than 90 volumes he has examined, ?no fixed combinations of the variants occur? This is his ?ordinary? copy of Vol. I, with p[v]/vi a cancel leaf. It was inserted in all but a very few copies, removing mention of the poem Christabel which Coleridge had not been able to finish in time for publication. Wells identifies two variants of the cancel leaf, identical in wording, but with either ?first? or ?First? on the first line of p[v]; this is the ?First? variant. Of the 44 copies of the first volume Wells examined, 16 had ?first? and 28 had ?First? The whole of signature I is also cancelled (Wells? State 3), with no stub or any sign of paste, and the correct spelling ?to? and ?been? on p137. Vol. II is also the ?ordinary? copy, with a 3-item errata on p[228] and fifteen lines of Michael omitted on p210. The poem was left incomplete in error, the printer not noticing the existence of the last fifteen lines of text which were written on a ?page by themselves? Cancel leaves were printed for pp209-210, completing the unfinished poem, but these appear to have been printed after the volume had been distributed and have only been recorded in a handful of copies. A similarly scarce errata leaf was printed, revised to give a list of 27 amendments. This copy of vol. II has the variants ?Oft I had heard .? and ?She dwelt on a wild Moor,? on p64; Wordsworth later revised these lines to read ?Oft had I heard .? and ?She dwelt on a wide Moor?. Bookseller Inventory # 58455

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WORDSWORTH, William and COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor).

Published by J & A. Arch; T.N. Longman and O. Rees. 1798; 1800, London (1798)

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Item Description: J & A. Arch; T.N. Longman and O. Rees. 1798; 1800, London, 1798. 2 vols. pp. (x), 69, (ii), 70 - 210, errata leaf, advert leaf; (iv), 227, errata. 8vo. Later full morocco binding by Zaendorf with gilt lettering and ruled lines on the spine, top edge gilt, gilt dentelles. Vol 1 pp 113/114, Vol 2 pp 171/172 invisably repaired. Vol 1 is the 1st edition, 2nd or London issue with Coleridge's Lewti replaced by his The Nightingale. This accounts for the break in the pagination of Vol 1 and its replacement Contents leaf ; Vol 2 is the 1st edition, 1st issue. A very attractive set. Wise. A Bibliography of the writings in Prose and Verse of William Wordsworth p.28 & p. 34. Bookseller Inventory # 42057

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Wordsworth, William; Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

Published by T. N. Longman And O. Rees, London (1800)

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Item Description: T. N. Longman And O. Rees, London, 1800. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. FIRST COMPLETE EDITION (comprising the second edition of the first volume, and the first edition, first issue of the second volume). The preferred edition, for the second edition of the first volume contains the first printing of Wordsworth's famous Preface, "the revolutionary manifesto of the romantic poets of the next generation" and perhaps the most influential work of literary theory in the English language (Printing and the Mind of Man 256). "To the first edition of Lyrical Ballads, published jointly with Coleridge in 1798, Wordsworth prefixed an 'Advertisement' which asserted that the major number of the poems were 'to be considered as experiments' to determine 'how far the language of conversation in the middle and lower classes of society is adapted to the purposes of poetic pleasure.' In the second, two-volume edition of 1800, Wordsworth. expanded the Advertisement into a Preface which justified the new poetry not as experiments, but as exemplifying the principles of all good poetry. The Preface deserves its reputation as a revolutionary manifesto about the nature of poetry. [It serves] not only as a turning point in English criticism but also as a central document in modern culture" (Norton Anthology of English Literature). In addition to the first appearance of the Preface, the second edition contains all the poems in the first edition plus one additional poem in the first volume, and the first printing of the forty-one new poems in the second volume. The poems in Lyrical Ballads proved to be extraordinarily influential, for "no other book of poems in English so plainly announces a new literary departure" (Norton). Lyrical Ballads includes some of the most famous poems in the English language: in the the first volume appears Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", "The Foster-Mother's Tale", "The Nightingale", "The Dungeon", and Wordsworth's "Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey", "The Thorn", "The Idiot Boy", "Simon Lee, the Old Huntsman", and "Lines written in early spring"; the second volume added many of Wordsworth's most characteristic works such as the "Lucy Poems", "The Old Cumberland Beggar", "Michael, a Pastoral", and others. London: T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1800. Small octavo, contemporary full calf with original red and green morocco labels. Two volumes. Housed in custom half-leather box. Evidence of bookplates removed on pastedowns. Light spotting to five leaves in volume two, otherwise text exceptionally clean; a few skillful repairs to bindings, minor surface imperfection (noticeable only up-close, at an angle) to board of volume II. A rare copy in handsome contemporary calf of one of the most important books in English literature. Bookseller Inventory # 132

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WORDSWORTH, William[, & Samuel Taylor COLERIDGE].

Published by London: printed for J. and A. Arch, 1798 (1798)

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Item Description: London: printed for J. and A. Arch, 1798, 1798. Octavo. Contemporary spotted full calf by Bedford, rebacked, spine gilt ruled in compartments with a red morocco title label, sides bordered with a double gilt rule, all edges gilt, gilt-rolled turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Housed in a dark brown cloth solander box. Illustrated 19th-century bookplate of California pianist Nellie Joseph (graduate with honours from the famous Stuttgart Conservatory). A few small scratches to the calf, minor rubbing to extremities, internally clean, a very good copy indeed. With the errata leaf but without the advertisements leaf. First edition, the London issue as usual, following the unobtainable Bristol issue of the same year (listed by Healey in 13 copies, of which none are thought to remain in private hands). This is the earliest obtainable edition of the collection of poems which inaugurated the romantic movement in English literature and poetry, and one of the most celebrated of all collaborative literary works. The London issue differs from the Bristol issue only in the title page. A case can also be made that this was the first published issue: the Bristol issue was prepared in anticipation of publication by Longmans, an event which never materialized, leading Dorothy Wordsworth to write in September 1798 that the book had been "printed, not published", since there was no publisher until Cottle found Arch and Wordsworth found Johnson at about the same time. See also D. F. Foxon, "The Printing of Lyrical Ballads, 1798", in The Library, Fifth Series, Vol. IX, No. 4, December 1953. Though not credited, Coleridge contributed "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," "The Foster-Mother's Tale," "The Nightingale", and "The Dungeon." Wordsworth contributed most of the poems, drawing on a huge creative burst in the spring and summer of 1798, which included "Lines Written a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey." PMM; Wise 4; Cornell 4; Grolier Hundred 66. Bookseller Inventory # 87739

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WORDSWORTH, William (& COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor).

Published by J. & A. Arch. 1798 (1798)

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Item Description: J. & A. Arch. 1798, 1798. FIRST EDITION, 2nd issue. Final errata & ad. leaves. Handsomely bound in sl. later full dark green calf by Rivière & Co., gilt spine, single-ruled borders & dentelles. Armorial bookplate of Geoffrey Acroyd. t.e.g. A v.g. attractive copy. ESTC T142994. Wise (4). Bookseller Inventory # 63807

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COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor (& WORDSWORTH, William).

Published by T.N. Longman & O. Rees. 1800 (1800)

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Item Description: T.N. Longman & O. Rees. 1800, 1800. FIRST EDITION. 2 vols. Name cut from head of titlepage vol. I and carefully repaired; occasional browning. Handsomely bound in sl. later full dark brown speckled calf, double-ruled borders in gilt, maroon leather labels lettered ?Wordsworth / Lyrical / Ballads? Contemp. signature ?Cath. Jones? on titlepage vol. II. A v.g. attractive copy. ESTC T146537. Wise (Two Lake Poets) pp6-8; without half titles as issued. Vol. I, the second edition; Vol. II FIRST EDITION, first issue. Includes The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The Foster-Mother?s Tale, The Nightingale, The Dungeon & Love by Coleridge, who failed to complete Christabel for Vol. II. Wordsworth?s important Preface giving ?a systematic defence of the theory upon which the poems were written? first appears here - a preface he had been ?prevailed upon by Coleridge to write?. Bookseller Inventory # 62447

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WORDSWORTH, William (& COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor)

Published by T.N. Longman & O. Rees. 1802 (1802)

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Item Description: T.N. Longman & O. Rees. 1802, 1802. Illustrated with 23 original silhouettes bound in at the end of each volume (12 in vol. I, 11 in vol. II). Contemp. full straight grained green morocco, spines expertly replaced with matching green calf, gilt ornaments, dentelles & single-ruled borders, tan & black leather labels. Booklabels of A. Lubbock on leading pastedowns, partly obscuring earlier signatures of C. Gell. a.e.g. A v.g. handsome copy. Wise (6). The first edition of 1798 comprised one volume only. For the second edition, a second volume of poems was added, with vol. I only designated ?second edition? For the next edition, 1802, the one here presented, vol. I was thus the ?third edition?, while vol. II was the ?second edition? In this edition Wordsworth further expanded the celebrated preface, as well as editing the poems in several places. One of Wordsworth?s poems was excised completely, as well as Coleridge?s ?The Dungeon?, reducing his contribution to just four pieces. The Argument to Ancient Mariner was also omitted. This copy has been augmented with the addition of 23 delicate silhouettes, cut from black paper and laid on to blanks, bound in at the end of each volume. These early images are unsigned, but each is accompanied by an ms. caption in a contemp. hand and page reference. Two silhouettes may have been excised (or never completed), as two text references appear without an accompanying image. Bookseller Inventory # 63863

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WORDSWORTH, William (& COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor).

Published by T.N. Longman & O. Rees. 1802 (1802)

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Item Description: T.N. Longman & O. Rees. 1802, 1802. Expertly rebound in appropriate half calf, marbled boards with vellum-tipped corners, red leather labels. With a slip in vol. II from Wigan Public Libraries. v.g. Wise (6). The first edition of 1798 comprised one volume only. For the second edition, a second volume of poems was added, with vol. I only designated ?second edition? For the next edition, 1802, the one here presented, vol. I was thus the ?third edition?, while vol. II was the ?second edition? In this edition Wordsworth further expanded the celebrated preface, as well as editing the poems in several places. One of Wordsworth?s poems was excised completely, as well as Coleridge?s ?The Dungeon?, reducing his contribution to just four pieces. The Argument to Ancient Mariner was also omitted. Written into the prelims of vol. I, a sonnet in contemp. ms., commending the work to Fanny: ?These Ballads Lyrical my love, May pleasure give, and time improve.? A slip from Wigan public library, and an earlier bookseller?s description, attributes the inscription to the occasional poet and authoress Anne Cox, 1766-1830. From 1803 she was Mrs Nathaniel George Woodroffe, her most notable publication being Michael, the Married Man, 1827. Bookseller Inventory # 63836

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Wordsworth, William & Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Published by London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme by R. Taylor and Co., 38 Shoe lane, 1805 (1805)

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Item Description: London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme by R. Taylor and Co., 38 Shoe lane, 1805, 1805. Fourth Edition. 2 vols., 12mo. [iv], lxiv, 200, [2]; pp. Bound in Twentieth-Century full polished dark blue calf, black morocco spine labels. With intermittent internal dampstaining, minor dust soiling in bottom margins of vol. 1. Signed by George Thomas and another on title- pages. Healey 8; PMM 256 (First edition); Wise, Wordsworth 7. Bookseller Inventory # 249542

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Wordsworth, William and Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Item Description: Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, 1982. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Fine, Bound in premium full leather. Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. A Limited Edition printed for subscribers only. Pristine.; The Franklin Library Collection The 100 Greatest Books of all Time.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 55392

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William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Item Description: Franklin Library, USA, 1982. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Fine. Ronald Keller (illustrator). New Edition. New Edition 1982. A new limited edition produced by Franklin Press. Illustrated by Ronald Keller. The Franklin Library Collection The 100 Greatest Books of all Time. Bound in full leather with elaborate tooling and gilt work. Silk page ribbon and silk endpapers. Page edges with gold gilt. Wonderful production quality. Book is fine and in very nice condition. Contents very good indeed. More images available upon request. Ref 10416 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 012766

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Wordsworth, William and Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Published by Routledge, 346pp, Londom (1991)

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Item Description: Routledge, 346pp, Londom, 1991. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Second Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. With markings and notes. Used book in excellent condition. Bookseller Inventory # 004293

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William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Item Description: Collins Publishers, London, 1968. Pictorial Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. N/A (illustrator). 1968 First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Collins Publisher, London, 1968 First Ed. Pictorial Soft Cover. Book Condition : Very Good. Creases in spine, Clean text, no-notations. Edited by Derek Roper, One of Collins Annoteted Student Texts Series. Bookseller Inventory #00066. N/A. Soft Back. Bookseller Inventory # 000966

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Wordsworth, William; Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

Published by Penguin Classics (2007)

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Item Description: Penguin Classics, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Twenty-three poems that transformed English poetry Wordsworth and Coleridge composed this powerful selection of poetry during their youthful and intimate friendship. Reproducing the first edition of 1798, this edition of "Lyrical Ballads" allows modern readers to recapture the book's original impact. In these poems--including Wordsworth's "Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey" and Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere"--the two poets exercised new energies and opened up new themes. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0140424628

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Item Description: Penguin Classics, 2007. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Twenty-three poems that transformed English poetry Wordsworth and Coleridge composed this powerful selection of poetry during their youthful and intimate friendship. Reproducing the first edition of 1798, this edition of "Lyrical Ballads" allows modern readers to recapture the book's original impact. In these poems--including Wordsworth's "Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey" and Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere"--the two poets exercised new energies and opened up new themes. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0140424628

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