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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

The Poets of the Nineteenth Century.

[WILLMOTT (Rev. R.A.) - editor].

[WILLMOTT (Rev. R.A.) - editor].

The Poets of the Nineteenth Century. Selected and Edited by the Rev. Robert Aris Willmott, Incumbent of Bearwood. Illustrated with One Hundred Engravings, Drawn by Eminent Artists, and Engraved by the Brothers Dalziel.

First Edition. Large 8vo. [231 x 166 x 38 mm]. xv, [i ], 399, [1] pp. Contemporary binding by Mansell of Oxford (signed with an inked pallet on the front endleaf) of green goatskin, the covers with a wide border composed of gilt and blind fillets and three gilt ornamental rolls. The spine divided into six panels with gilt compartments, lettered in the second, the others filled with fronds and fleurons on a dotted background, the edges of the boards and turn-ins tooled with gilt rolls, patterned endleaves, gilt edges.
London: [by R. Clay for] George Routledge & Co, 1857.

The first edition of this collection, embellished with delightful woodcuts. Subsequent editions appeared in 1869 and 1899.

This is a fine copy, with just a little light spotting or foxing. In a handsome and well preserved binding by Mansell.

Stock no. ebc2840

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