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William Wordsworth
William Wordsworth 'Selected Poems', Folio Society with signed letter
Folio Society. fine book, near fine slipcase, very good letter. William Wordsworth (2002) 'Selected Poems', Folio Society fine illustrated edition. Together with a signature and closing words of a letter addressed to Christopher Wordsworth handwritten and signed by William Wordsworth. The book: fine condition in near fine slipcase with just a little shelf wear. Beautifully illustrated with engravings by Peter Reddick. Introduction by Nicholas Roe. Usual high production standard by The Folio Society: quarter-bound leather with cloth sides, and printed on acid-free paper. The letter: Cut autograph signature ("Wm Wordsworth") with closing sentiment, from a letter to his nephew Christopher Wordsworth (1807-1885). Rydal Mount, dated 6 May 1849. 1 page, 12mo (90 x 103 mm), a few pale stains, short marginal tear. Comprises closing statement & signature cut from a larger sheet: "I remain, my dear Christopher, faithfully your affectionate Uncle". The reverse side is also written by Wordsworth "will for [illegible] to return with us to [illegible] for the remainder of the season. Love to Susan and to the children [illegible] remembrance..." Provenance: Obtained by us from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California. The handwriting, ink and paper correspond with other examples which we have examined. On the pricing: William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850) signatures are highly coveted reflecting the legendary status of the romantic poet who was Britain's poet laureate 1843 - 1850. Full letters fetch thousands so this may be an opportunity to obtain a genuine signature and a fe … [Click Below for Full Description]
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