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ENGLAND: A HISTORICAL POEM. Volume I by  John Walker  William] ORD - Signed First Edition - 1834 - from Charles Agvent and


by [WORDSWORTH, William] ORD, John Walker

Condition: Near Fine in a Fine slipcase

London: Simpkin and Marshal et al., 1834. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Fine slipcase. Original brown cloth, recently rebacked retaining nearly all of the original spine; spine label mostly lacking. A Presentation copy INSCRIBED by the author on the front blank: "To/William Wordsworth Esq./with the author's/compliments." In addition this copy is SIGNED by the recipient on the title page: "W Wordsworth/Rydal Mount." In this volume, and in a second that was issued the following year, Ord attempted a history of England in verse. His efforts were not well received. One reviewer in THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE claimed "that the author has formed his manner and style too much on that of Lord Byron in exaggeration, impetuosity, and a perpetual straining for effect." A scarce book from Wordsworth's library. Old bookseller description laid in. Housed in a new calf-backed slipcase with cloth chemise.
  • Bookseller: Charles Agvent US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 014537
  • Author: [WORDSWORTH, William] ORD, John Walker
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine in a Fine slipcase
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Simpkin and Marshal et al.
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1834
  • Keywords: Signed; 19th Century Literature; William Wordsworth; Inscribed; Romantic Poets
  • Bookseller catalogs: 19th Century British Literature; Association Copy; Romantic Poetry;


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