The Poems Of William Wordsworth..
Bound in original textured brown morocco, gilt, boards with blind stamped panels enclosing armourial gilt block (Munificentia Hulmiana); spine in compartments. Inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Spine darkened, light wear to extremities and a little foxing, largely confined to preliminaries.
Edward Moxon and Co., Dover Street.,
A new edition.
[engraved title: the poetical works of william wordsworth. 1847].
Large 8vo. 6.75 x 10 inches. xxiv + 704 pp. Text in double columns.
Illustrated by engraved portrait frontispiece and engraved title with vignette of Rydal Mount
Edward Moxon (1801-58) was Wordsworth's publisher from 1835, bringing out a multi-volume edition of the collected works from 1836-37. The first one volume edition appears to have been published in 1847, according to the evidence of the engraved title of this copy. The inscription, Munificentia Hulmiana, part of the arms stamped on the boards, probably refers to the Hulme Bequest of the charity of William Hulme (c.1631-1691), a Lancashire lawyer and landowner, who established a trust to benefit scholars of his college of Brasenose, Oxford, later used to establish schools in the Manchester area.
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