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Wordsworth, William. The poems of William Wordsworth. Cambridge: Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club at the University Printing House, 1973. 8vo (28 cm, 11"). xviii, 259,  pp.; 10 col. plts. $65.00
Handsome Limited Editions Club collection, with the poems — including several early works not generally found in the standard compilations — selected, edited, and introduced by Jonathan Wordsworth, the poet's great-great-great nephew. The watercolor illustrations were done by artist => John O'Connor, who worked directly from life "to capture the Lake District at what he considers its most beautiful — with the leaves off the trees, the tourists out of the narrow lanes, the autumn skies at their finest."
John Dreyfus designed the volume, with the text set in Monotype Bell and printed on English-made cream wove paper at the Cambridge University Press; it is bound in quarter tan morocco with ochre linen–covered sides, the front bearing an embossed portrait medallion (matching the LEC's other British poets offerings) and the spine a gilt-stamped black leather title-label.
This is => numbered copy 733 of 2000 printed, signed at the colophon by the illustrator. The appropriate LEC newsletter is laid in.
Bibliography of the Fine Books Published by the Limited Editions Club, 470. Bound as above, in original black paper–covered slipcase with gilt-stamped spine label; slipcase showing mild wear with one edge chip, volume with spine slightly and evenly sunned, otherwise pristine. Pages very clean, a few with faint small creases. (41919) Please RESHELVE This.
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