Poems by S.T. Coleridge, Second Edition, to Which are Now Added Poems by Charles Lamb, and Charles Lloyd.

Bristol: Printed by N. Biggs, For J. Cottle … and Messrs. Robinson, London, 1797.

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Second edition, expanded. xx, 278 pp., lacking the rare errata slip. 12mo. Blue crushed levant morocco, spine gilt, t.e.g, by Riviere. Mended tear on title touching one letter of imprint. Bookplate. ESTC N11843; Haney 8; Tinker 679; Wise, Coleridge 11; Ashley I, p. 199; Thomson VI.

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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: "I have pruned the double-epithets with no sparing hand; and used my best efforts to tame the swell and glitter both of thought and diction" (Preface, p. xvii). 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 Coleridge's student Charles Lloyd.