Christabel: Kubla Khan, a Vision; the Pains of Sleep …

Printed for John Murray … by William Bulmer … 1816.

8vo., pp. vii, [1], 64, lacking the half title and the two terminal leaves of Murray advertisements; some damp-staining at foot, else a good copy in late twentieth-century quarter calf and marbled boards by Sotheran, front board almost detached.

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First edition of all three celebrated poems.

Wise, Coleridge, 32; Hayward 207; Tinker 693.

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