CAMPBELL, Thomas Poetical Works

London, Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1840


Small 8vo. Pp. [ix] 343. Steel-engraved frontispiece portrait of the authos 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 bookplates shows the crest of the Wordsworth family, three bells encircled by a Rococo border, on top of which a deer’s head.

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