Publisher: The Athlone Press, University of London, 1962, 1st edition. Hardback with unclipped dustjacket, 243 pages. The cover and contents are in good / very good, clean, firm and bright condition throughout with minimal shelfwear to cover. Small, neat inscription to half-title page. The unclipped dustjacket (shows price of 35s net) is generally sound, complete and firm condition with some normal shelfwear / chipping to edges, a couple of small closed tears to front top edge and ditto to rear top edge plus a couple of very small closed tears to front lower edge. 'In this new study of the central ideas of the English Romantic poets ... Professor Piper is able to reveal new contemporary sources for Coleridge's early thought and fundamental imagery and for Wordsworth's pantheism, and to put the development of the Romantic concept of Imagination in a new perspective. The complex of ideas inherent in this concept is shown to have had a powerful influence on Keats, Shelley and Byron ...... offers, in particular, fresh data for the interpretation of the Ancient Mariner...'.