London: Printed for J. & A. Arch, 1798.
First edition, London issue. Textual points: misprint "Oft" on page 19 corrected in ink; "woods," and "thought," on page 204 have not deteriorated. Errata leaf at end, Cottle's advertisements present. , v, [vi]-[viii], 210, [1, errata (verso blank)], [2, ads] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. 1798 Lyrical Ballads. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, Front joint rubbed, small loss at head of spine. Book label of John Allen Meredith. Very good. In custom green half morocco slipcase and chemise. Rothschild 2604; Grolier English 66; Hayward 202; Keating 4; Healey 4; Reed A3, third state. Item #302562
The first edition of this monument of English poetry, containing the first appearance of Coleridge's Rime of the Ancyent Mariner and Wordsworth's Tintern Abbey. This, the second issue, differs from the Bristol issue of the same year (of which there are 14 copies located) only in the title-page.
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