The Poetical Works.

London, Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1840.

£150

Small 8vo. Pp. (ix) 343. Steel-engraved frontispiece portrait of the author after Thos. Lawrence. Signed “Thurnam. Carlisle” (see Ramsden 163). Red, half-morocco binding with gilt back and marbled edges. Bookplate (“William Wordsworth”).

Illustrated with numerous wood engraved vignettes after William Harvey, one of Thomas Bewick’s favourite pupils, and by 1840 a prominent artist in his own right. Hand-written dedication on bastard title: “To William Wordsworth, Jnr. Esq. with the Publisher’s best Regards.” Dedication copy from Edward Moxon to the poet’s son William (d. 1883). The bookplate shows the crest of the Wordsworth family with three bells encircled by a Rococo border, on top of which there is a deer’s head.

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