William Wordsworth: The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vols. 1-8 of 8 (1890)


David Bryce. Hardcover. Reprint of the author’s edition of 1845, date is an estimate. Vol I is prefaced by an anonymous memoir. Vol VIII contains an excerpt from Wordsworth’s preface to the early poems, and indexes of poems & first lines. Volumes each approx. 11.8×8.5×1.7 cm – perfect pocket size! Pages: 232 + 250 + 256 + 256 + 256 + 254 + 256 + 256.

Condition: Collectible – Good. Burgundy cloth boards worn with tendency to outward curvature on vertical edges, spines (with gilt lettering) and binding good, gilt page edging good, some darkening on initial/final pages, half a dozen small insect holes on one page. All vols. marked ‘Barbara from P., December 1918’. ISBN: none. Box MC02

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From the library of the archaeologist Arthur ApSimon (1927-2019). Reminiscences and obituaries in Salon (Society of Antiquaries), Mike Pitts’ Digging Deeper, Proceedings of the University of Bristol Spelæological Society, Cornish Archaeology (paywall).

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A watercolour of Stonehenge by the young Arthur ApSimon.