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DOUBLE FOREEDGE. - William WORDSWORTH (1770-1850)

The Excursion; A poem. By William Wordsworth. A new edition

Pencilled note that the foredges feature 'Grasmere' & 'Storrs' / Windermere

Published: Moxon, London, 1836

Edition: new edition

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DOUBLE FOREEDGE. - William WORDSWORTH (1770-1850)

The Excursion; A poem. By William Wordsworth. A new edition. London: Edward Moxon, 1836. Small octavo (6 ½ x 4 1/8in; 165 x 105mm). Pp. [i-iv; ix]- x-xiv-[xvi; 1-3]-4- 374. (Bound without the half-title, and the 2pp. publisher’s ads. at the end). Purple/maroon morocco, elaborately tooled in gilt, gilt turn-ins, cream glazed endpapers, gilt edges, double foreedge paintings featuring views of large houses in extensive landscapes, identified as ‘Storrs / Windermere’ and ‘Grasmere’ (joints and corners rubbed and scuffed, upper inner hinge neatly strengthened).

The text for this edition is made up from the sheets which make up vol.VI of the 1836-7 edition of Wordsworth’s ‘Poetical Works’. 

Double fore-edge paintings are significantly rarer than their simpler single cousins. 

OCLC 298237441

  • Binding Condition: rubbed and scuffed
  • Overall Condition: acceptable
  • Size: 6 ½ x 4 1/8in; 165 x 105mm
  • Sold By: Shadowrock Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Adam Langlands
  • Country: United States
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