The Collected Poems of William Watson, published by John Lane, 1898. 1st Edition.
Published by John Lane London and New York, MDCCCXCVIII. Dimensions : 198mm x 132mm x 35mm. Weight : 0.520kg net. Condition : Good.
The Collected Poems of William Watson, published by John Lane, London and New York, MDCCCXCVIII. Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co., Edinburgh and London at the Ballantyne Press.
Dimensions : 198mm x 132mm x 35mm. Weight : 0.520kg net.
8vo, (xiv), 305 medium/heavy duty rough cut numbered pages. Black and white illustrated frontispiece of William Watson 1898.
Condition/Notes : Good. Olive green linen front board has light wear to edges, bumps to corners. light marking to gilt decorated face. Back board similar with blind embossed decoration. Marking to lh edge. Spine with wear top and tail, gilt lettering and white inked library classification number 811. Front p/d blank with remnants of library pocket attached. Front e/p blank with University of Nottingham Dept. of Extra-Mural Studies Circulating Library label Cancelled with Class 811 and No 3102 in ink handscript. pp follows with title and foxing; verso list of other volumes by William Watson which may still be had. Frontispiece follows with block print of William Watson MDCCCXCVIII by EHN with tissue guard; foxing to tissue but not illustration. Title page follows with details (rough cut fore-edge), some foxing; verso printing details. Dedication to R.H. The Earl of Rosebery, K.G., K.T.; verso blank with small handscript 811 and 3102. Prefatory follows vii-viii. Contents follows ix-xiv; pp with Collected Poems follows. Wordsworth's Grave commences p1. Pages are good but with foxing and toning to edges and rough cut fore-edge. Binding quite tight but with strains in places (p96-97 with maximum 5mm gap to lower half). Back e/p blank with foxing. Gilt to top edge, fore-edge and lower edge rough cut. An interesting collection of Watson's poems in this quite rare volume. Please view the images below :
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