The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth. A New edition in Six Volumes


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This edition was printed from stereotyped plates made from the edition of 1836-7, with the corrections of 1839. A supplement of 32 pages was added to Volume 5 carrying 12 sonnets that first appeared in The Sonnets of William Wordsworth (1838). The 1840 edition here is the first edition of this collection, later reprinted several times up to 1851 and expanded later into 7 volumes. While 2 boards need to be reattached, this collection offers an important survey of Wordsworth's work published during his own lifetime by Edward Moxon, a publisher best remembered today for his beautiful edition of Tennyson's poems, (i,e. Moxon's Tennyson).

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Edward Moxon
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1840
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    6 vols. xlvii, 313, viii, 351p; xii, 355p; xi, 371p; xi, 444p; xv, 374p. 17 cm green full leather bindings with gilt design work on boards and on spines. Gilt page edges. Engraved frontispiece portrait of author in vol. 1. Front board detached from vols. 4 and 6. Some water staining to boards on vols. 5 and 6. General wear to boards with some cracks at the hinges, bumped and torn corners. Some browning and foxing to endpapers and title pages. Remaining pages clean. Text unmarked.

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