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Samuel Taylor Coleridge; David Scott
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Alexander Hill, Edinburgh, 1837. A scarce, illustrated edition of this famed and influential sea-faring poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. A first thus, the first edition of this publication and the first major illustrated edition of this work. Very scarce. Foxing to plates but in better condition than usually seen. A large edition of this work, which has twenty five poetic and dramatic scenes designed and etched by David Scott. Scott was a Scottish historical painter. Collated, complete. 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' is Samuel Taylor Coleridge's longest major poem. It tells the tale of a sailor who narrates his story to a gentleman who is on his way to a wedding ceremony. The poem is laced with numerous narrative techniques such as personification and repetition to build various atmospheres throughout. It is said that James Cook's second voyage of the South Seas and the Pacific Ocean may have inspired this poem as Coleridge's tutor was an astronomer on Cook's flagship and had a good relationship with him. William Wordsworth noted that the poem was inspired when Coleridge, Wordsworth and his sister were walking through the Quantock Hills in Somerset. In a full cloth binding. Rebound, with the original boards and backstrip preserved. Original backstrip is laid down. Externally, generally smart with bumping to the extremities and scattered spots to the boards. 'The Ancient Mariner' text is embossed to the front board. Prior owner's inscription to the title page. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with scattered spotting to pages, heaviest to 'And is Shot By the Mari … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]
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