POEMS, CHIEFLY OF EARLY AND LATER YEARS; INCLUDING THE BORDERERS, A TRAGEDY. William WORDSWORTH.

POEMS, CHIEFLY OF EARLY AND LATER YEARS; INCLUDING THE BORDERERS, A TRAGEDY

London: Edward Moxon, 1842. First Edition. Hardcover. Original brown cloth with a leaf of ads at the end followed by an additional collective title page and half-title page, allowing the book to form the seventh and final volume of the 1836-7 edition of Wordsworth's POETICAL WORKS. Wordsworth's last collection of new work, and somewhat scarce. This is a Presentation copy INSCRIBED by the poet on the front pastedown: "Herbert Hill/from/the Author/April 1842." Herbert Hill married Robert Southey's daughter, Bertha, in 1839 and was a neighbor of Wordsworth's living with his wife in John Fleming's cottage in Rydal. Hill served as tutor for Matthew Arnold. Both Hill and Wordsworth attended Southey's funeral in March 1843 after which Wordsworth was selected to replace Southey as England's Poet Laureate. Rebacked some time ago with nearly all of the original spine but for the tips retained. An engraved portrait of the author is laid down on the verso of the front free endpaper. Very Good. Item #014533

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