Biographia Literaria or Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions (complete in 2 vols.... Biographia Literaria or Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions (complete in 2 vols.... Biographia Literaria or Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions (complete in 2 vols....

Biographia Literaria or Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions (complete in 2 vols.)

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

Published by William Pickering, London, 1847
Condition: g- to vg- Hardcover
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12mo. (clxxxvii) 369, 447pp. Olive green stiff cloth boards, with blind stamped illustrations on covers and gilt lettering on spine. Side edge uncut. This is NOT the edition of 2 volumes in 3. This is complete in 2 vols. The book is as an autobiography of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The work is not a straight ahead autobiography, and is often contemplative and philosophical, discussing the work of other great thinkers and writers, as well examining his own artistic and philosophical outlook and technique. Originally started to be a short preface to a collection of his poetry, the writing ultimately blossomed into a longer, comprehensive look at his own life and literary/poetic theory. Includes 8 pages of advertisement of books published by Edward Moxon, and a highly extended 187 page introduction at the beginning of vol.1. The end of vol.2 includes an appendix. Boards with light smudges and stains as well as some bumping and rubbing at corners and along edges. Spines sunned, with some bumping, small closed tears and light chipping. Ex-libris of Thomas William Evans at interior front cover. Starting at interior front and rear covers of volumes with some foxing to front and rear endpapers. Vol.1 with starting at pages 17, 33, 145 and 161. Book blocks fairly tight overall. Bindings in overall good, interior in very good- condition. Sir (Thomas) William Evans, 1st Baronet (15 April 1821 - 4 October 1892) was an English Liberal politician who represented the constituency of South Derbyshire. Bookseller Inventory # 41581

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Title: Biographia Literaria or Biographical ...

Publisher: William Pickering, London

Publication Date: 1847

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g- to vg-

Edition: Second edition.

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