The Poetical Works of William Cowper edited by HF Cary, published Bohn London 1855
Handsome book, red cloth cover, with embossed blank pattern and gilt design on front, gilt decorative designs & lettering on spine, all well preserved but for very small bruises on edge, worn top, small tear top back & small mark towards bottom all on spine. All pages gilt ends.
Illustrated with 18 engravings on steel, after designs by Wm Harvey, including frontispiece portrait of the poet, image of him with the summer house in his garden at olney, opposite, and his mother before text begins.
Biographical Notice by Cary pp vii - xiv, Contents pp xv - xxiv, Poetical Works pp 1 - 516.
Binding has a break at front
Inscription on early page dated 1869.
Cowper & Newton Museum (Olney) leaflet slipped in.