The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth. In Six Volumes. A New and Complete Edition.
This set, dated 1865, is the 1864 reprint of Moxon's 1857 "new" edition of Wordsworth's complete works. The edition includes the Notes dictated by Wordsworth to Miss Fenwick regarding his various poems. However, Wordsworth was aging at the time of his dictation and the notes are not always accurate, demonstrating a disorientation in Wordsworth's memory in his final years. The edition was prepared at a time when most publishers depended upon cheap paper with a high wood-chip content. The fact that this edition remains in such good condition is a testament to Moxon's standards as a publisher of fine books, as well as to its printers, Bradbury and Evans.
- Publisher: Edward Moxon & Co.
- Edition: n/a
- Date Published: 1865
- Place Published: London
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: Very good
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: No
- Jacket Condition: n/a
6 vol. set. x, 299, xii, 327, xiv, 271, xvi, 292, ix, , 394, , 453p. 16.5 cm hardcover binding of the original green cloth with impressing on boards and gilt on spines. Bookplates for a "John A. Sellar" affixed to front endpapers. Some penciling and staining to yellow endpapers. Some scuffing to boards with bumping to board corners and to spine extremes. Gold lettering remains bright Occasional foxing to pages, mostly edges, title pages, and endpapers. Text unmarked.