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Wordsworth, William [and Samuel Taylor Coleridge].
LYRICAL BALLADS WITH OTHER POEMS. (BRISTOL:) BIGGS & CO. FOR LONDON: T.N. LONGMAN AND O. REES, 1800
Estimate
12,00016,000
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331
Wordsworth, William [and Samuel Taylor Coleridge].
LYRICAL BALLADS WITH OTHER POEMS. (BRISTOL:) BIGGS & CO. FOR LONDON: T.N. LONGMAN AND O. REES, 1800
Estimate
12,00016,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
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Wordsworth, William [and Samuel Taylor Coleridge].
LYRICAL BALLADS WITH OTHER POEMS. (BRISTOL:) BIGGS & CO. FOR LONDON: T.N. LONGMAN AND O. REES, 1800
8vo (169 x 103mm.), 2 volumes, second edition of volume 1, first edition of volume 2, p.ix of Preface misnumbered xi, issued without half-titles, errata at the end of volume 2, ORIGINAL PALE BLUE PAPER BOARDS, white spine, original printed labels, preserved in red cloth folding box, slight spotting and offsetting to endpapers and preliminaries, some slight wear to binding with expert repairs to spines, base of spine of volume 2 slightly chipped
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Provenance

Simon Nowell-Smith, his bookplate and that of his wife Judith Adams Nowell-Smith; sold by Bertram Rota, Catalogue 300, Poetry. The Simon Nowell-Smith Collection, 2002, item 808

Literature

Wise 5; Cornell/Healy 6-11; PMM 256

Catalogue Note

The first complete edition of the Lyrical Ballads (adding one additional poem to volume 1, and 41 new poems with the second volume), and the first with Wordsworth's famous preface, which is in effect THE MANIFESTO FOR THE ENGLISH ROMANTIC MOVEMENT.

"Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity."

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