London: Longman, Rees , Orme, Brown, Green and Longman and Edward Moxon, 1835.
First edition. [xvi], 349, [1, blank], [4, ads] pp. Half-title. 1 vols. 12mo. Presentation Copy to the Earl of Lonsdale. Presentation binding of red morocco gilt, edges gilt (rubbed at extremities). Provenance: William Lowther (1787-1872), second Earl of Lonsdale (bookplate); William W. Gay (bookplate, note laid-in) Healey 86; Sterling 1028; Tinker 2350; Wise 23. Item #219489
PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by the publishers "From the Author" on the half-title and in a presentation binding. A fine provenance: sonnets XLII and XLIII (pp. 228-9) are addressed to the book's recipient: "Lowther! in thy majestic pile are seen Cathedral pomp and grace …" "Wordsworth dedicated his 'Excursion' to the second earl in 1814, subsequently inscribed to him a sonnet upon the Lowther motto 'magistratus indicat virum' and constantly wrote of him to Samuel Rogers and other friends in terms of the highest regard" (DNB).
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