WITH A NEW APPENDIX ON POETIC DICTION

Lyrical Ballads, with a Pastoral and other Poems, in two Volumes … Third Edition.

London: Printed for T. N. Longman and O. Rees … by Riggs and Cottle …. 1802.

2 vols., 8vo., pp. [4], lxiv, [2], 200, [4]; [4], 250, with the fly-title after the Preface in volume I; one marginal tear repaired in volume I, but a very good copy in period-style calf, gilt, lettered direct; from the library of Jonathan Wordsworth

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Second complete edition, with the Preface much enlarged and a new ‘Appendix’ on poetic diction (pp. 237-247 in volume II), one of the key theoretical texts of English Romanticism. For this edition, two poems were omitted, Coleridge’s ‘The Dungeon’ and Wordsworth’s ‘A Character’, several poems moved within the volumes, and numerous minor alterations were made throughout.

Cornell 12; Wise 6; Tinker 2332.

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