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1880's `William Wordsworth' Poetry, Memoir, Collector's – Victorian Decorated Gilt Cover, Portrait, Antiquarian
Very SCARCE 1880's hardcover book with original Victorian gilt binding - The Poetical Works Of Wordsworth with Memoir, Explanatory Notes etc.
Includes almost the whole of his poems; the few exceptions being the pieces which appeared in 1842, and (it may be) some posthumous ones, with his latest corrections up to a few years before his death.
Publisher: Hurst & Co Publishers, No 122 Nassau Street, New York, Copyright: 1880's, no printed date-inscription name/date Dec 9, 1886. Not ex-lib.
Beautiful portrait frontispiece, full page black & white plate, tissue-guard, one additional plate and a few smaller decorative illustrations. Exquisite Victorian period gold floral pattern endpapers.
WONDERFUL extra: Several very old lucky 4 leaf clovers found in pages of book. We left for you to bring you continued good luck. What an incredible find and makes this collector's gem even more special!!
Stunning beveled edged Victorian fine binding, hardcover, green cloth boards, heavily decorated, brilliant embossed gilt & stamped design. Difficult to capture exact cover hue; wait until you see up close. WOW!
Black spine lettering, front cover blocked gilt panels, floral gilt decorations and black & green. All text pages have red line border, 7.5" x 5.25", 606pp.
Binding tight. Excellent antique condition, GORGEOUS gilt. Cover excellent/bright/clean-light shelfwear-light corner bumping-light edgewear & scuffing.
Pages excellent for age/bright/clean-light general wear. Light yellowing/few pp small right bottom crease-occasional small pencil mark-some faint edge foxing.
Fbep inscription/name/pencil contents pp-2" fbep slit bottom left of binding-cosmetic/title page separated-only one.
Do not pass up this rare rare antique edition; will make a FABULOUS gift!!
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