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Wordsworth, Dorothy) Milton, John
Paradise Lost. A Poem. in Twelve Books
Printed for T. Thompson, et. al, London, 1754. Engraved frontispiece portrait and 12 engraved plates. [xvi], 328pp. 1 vols. 16mo. From the Library of Jane Pollard - Dorothy Wordsworth's Friend. With the highly interesting provenance of the intimate friend and correspondent of Dorothy Wordsworth, JANE POLLARD (later Marshall) whom Dorothy knew from her childhood in Halifax, where Dorothy lived for a time with her mother's cousin, Elizabeth Threlkind, after her mother's death. Newly deprived from her mother, her father and her brothers, the friendship of Jane Pollard must have meant much to her, for it would last a lifetime, and there are many letters to her in published collections A marvelous Wordsworth association. Contemporary calf, lower board missing; front cover, frontispiece and title page detached. Inside front cover bears the wood-engraved bookplate reading "JANE POLLARD" within an ornamental border, beneath which in the ms. number "No. 75"; signed "Jane Pollard's Book" above the bookplate; and, above her name, signed by her father "Willm. Poll" Engraved frontispiece portrait and 12 engraved plates. [xvi], 328pp. 1 vols. 16mo [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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