London, South Kensington
6 June 2006
WORDSWORTH, William (1770-1850). The Poems of William Wordsworth. London: Edward Moxon, 1845. 8vo, engraved portrait, engraved title to earlier edition with view of Rydal Mount (light spotting to free endpapers and titles). Contemporary leather by Hale & Roworth (extremities rubbed). New edition. INSCRIBED BY WORDSWORTH, to 'Margaret Roughsedge from her sincere friend Wm Wordsworth' and dated, 'Rydal Mount 17th De.r 1845'.
A presentation copy of Wordsworth's collected works, presumably to Margaret Elizabeth, the wife of Hornby Roughsedge, whose seat was at Fox Gyyll, close to Rydal Mount.
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