The Ancient Mariner, Coleridge & The Vision of Sir Launfal, Lowell, 1898
Edited by William Vaughn Moody and published in 1898, this slim hardcover book comprises two famous 18th and 19th century poems, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner* (1797-1798) by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and The Vision of Sir Launfal (1848) by James Russell Lowell.
Including informative Introductions and end Notes to both poetic works, the book is 103 pages long.
- Condition: Fair overall, a good reference and reader's copy.
- Cover - The gray linen hardback cover shows wear (as "Edited for School Use" on the title page suggests).
- The corners are bumped and the edges and spine are worn.
- The front cover shows evidence of a light stain, and the top right corner has an internal crack (clearly shown in one of the photos) which is slightly visible externally but has not broken through.
- The front and back inside binding has loosened.
- Pages - Well bound, turning sepia with age.
- A previous owner's name is written in ink on front flyleaf and the front cover texturing has "bled" through and stained the page.
- The inside pages show some small spots and smudges, but no tears.
- The Ancient Mariner is unmarked, but The Vision of Sir Launfal has penciled comments in the margins of several pages, and more on an end flyleaf.
- External dimensions: 6 5/8 inches high x 4 3/8" wide x 3/8" thick
English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), was a member of the Lake Poets and friend of William Wordsworth with whom he co-founded the Romantic Movement in England.
James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) was an American Romantic poet associated with the group of New England poetical writers called Fireside Poets.
*Original title: The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere