London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1850. New edition. 6 vols. 8vo. Publisher's full red blind stamped cloth, spines gilt, a.e.g. Spines worn (spines of first three vols. perished, lower board of vol. I detached). In red cloth folding case. New edition. 6 vols. 8vo. Inscribed. With a choice and very late presentation inscription from the author on the half-title of volume I, "Mary Smith/ from her/ affectionate Cousin/ William Wordsworth/ Rydal Mount/ Ist Jan 1850." Mary Smith has written her name in pencil on the title-page of each of the other five volumes in the set."The years of Wordsworth's greatest fame, however, were also a time of much personal grief. In 1833 Dorothy Wordsworth was taken seriously ill, and in the coming years she fell prey to a form of Alzheimer's disease. She was nursed at Rydal Mount until her death in 1855, and at the very end of Wordsworth's life Mary Wordsworth remarked that the one thing that continued to give him pleasure was ministering to the 'dear, dear Sister' of 'Tintern Abbey' (reported by Henry Crabb Robinson, 15 Jan ). … Having taken pleurisy from recklessly walking out in frosty weather, Wordsworth died at Rydal Mount on 23 April 1850" (ODNB).
(Inventory #: 231777)
Bibles, Sporting, Color-Plate Books, Private Press, First Editions, Fine Bindings, Sets, English & American Literature, Illustration Art, Autographs & Manuscripts
Shipping & Return Policies
All items, as usual, are guaranteed as described and are returnable within 30 days if not as described. Within the United States, all books are shipped UPS unless otherwise requested (please provide a street address). Overseas orders should specify shipping preference. All postage is extra. New clients are requested to send remittance with your orders. Libraries may apply for deferred billing. All New York and New Jersey residents must add the appropriate sales tax. We accept American Express, Master Card, and Visa. All items are subject to prior sale; prices are subject to change.
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.