William Wordsworth | First Editions
1770 - 1850
William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was one of the foremost English Romantic poets who, along with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads (1798). Wordsworth's magnum opus is generally considered to be The Prelude, a semiautobiographical poem of his early years that he revised and expanded a number of times. It was posthumously titled and published, before which it was generally known as "the poem to Coleridge". Wordsworth was Britain's Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850. Wordsworth's works are now considered to be canon.
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London: Alexander Strahan and Co., 1863. [Children's Poetry] FIRST EDITION THUS, with first issue advertisements at rear dated December 1862. Octavo (20 x 16cm), pp.x; 92 . With 50 illustrations engraved on wood by the Dalziel Brothers. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles and decoration to spine and upper. Blind.....