The White Doe of Rylstone ; or The Fate of the Nortons - A Poem

By: Wordsworth, William

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A very good copy of this scarce first edition of Wordswoth's poem The White Doe of Rylstone, 4to, measuring 9" x 11" and bound in later half red morocco with matching colour boards. All edges speckled red, later end papers. Spine lettered gilt. Engraved frontis by J C Bromley and painted by Sir George Beaumont. A single hot press crease runs through the pages, more pronounced at the beginning of the work - not affecting anywhere the text. Minor offsetting from frontis Title page with two signatures, penned. The very last page is browned. Originally composed in 1807 by Wordsworth this narrative poem was not well received at private readings and following suggestions made by Coleridge, he withheld it from publication for a period of seven years. Having revised it substantially the work was published in 1815 in an expensive quarto edition. xi & 162pp.

Title: The White Doe of Rylstone ; or The Fate of the Nortons - A Poem

Author Name: Wordsworth, William

Categories: Other,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown: 1815

Binding: hardback

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Poor

Type: Book

Seller ID: 121176

Keywords: poetry,