Bristol: Printed by N. Biggs, For J. Cottle … and Messrs. Robinson, London, 1797.
Second edition, expanded. xx, 278 pp., lacking the rare errata slip. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary publisher's binding of full tree calf, smooth spine over sewn-in cords, black morocco lettering piece with gilt fillet and rope tool border, spine divided into six compartments with double gilt fillets. Front joint cracked but firmly attached with neat repairs to both hinges, wear to spine ends and corners ESTC N11843; Haney 8; Tinker 679; Wise, Coleridge 11; Thomson VI. For binding, cf. Bennett p. 117, fig. 4.40. Provenance: Ann Bremridge (gift inscription on ffep, "Phil Bremridge to Ann Bremridge 1797); H. Nicholls (signed "H. Nicholls. 1825" on ffep). Item #301532
After the favorable reception of the first edition of 1796, the publisher Cottle requested a second, to which Coleridge contributed several new pieces, including “The Ode to the Departing Year,” and a new Preface in which he defended himself from charges of obscurity. This edition also includes twelve new poems by Charles Lamb — whose name appears on the title-page for the first time — and a number of poems by Charles Lloyd.
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