The Ancient Mariner, Coleridge & The Vision of Sir Launfal, Lowell, 1898

The Ancient Mariner, Coleridge & The Vision of Sir Launfal, Lowell, 1898

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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

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