Poems … 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.

Price: $2,250.00

About the item

Second edition, expanded. xx, 278 pp., lacking the rare errata slip. 1 vols. 12mo. IN BOARDS, UNCUT. Original grey boards, untrimmed. Finely rebacked to style (old wear and soiling to board edges). Red calf drop box with contrasting labels. ESTC N11843; Haney 8; Tinker 679; Wise, Coleridge 11; Thomson VI. For binding, cf. Bennett p. 117, fig. 4.40. Provenance: Robert Porter, bookplate with blindstamp: Montpelier Cottage, Beeston, Notts; The Beeston Club (ink inscription on front pastedown: “This book is given by the Beeston Club to Mr. Dominick Daly in exchange for a modern and complete edition of Coleridge's Works … 1891”); Dominick Daly (inscription on front free endpaper, “To S.D. Coleridge, Esq. with compliments of D.D. 24/1/91”; William H. Painter (book label on front pastedown).

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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. 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.

Nice copy in boards, with a later Coleridge family connection.