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Coleridge, Samuel Taylor - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Limited Edition

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Coleridge, Samuel Taylor - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Limited Edition (Published in by The Folio Society in 2010. Quarter vellum over illustrated boards with gilt titles on spine, limited edition (this is No. Xxx of 1000 copies) engraving by Harry Brockway at front, with 16 other tipped in coloured wood engravings, a fine copy in the publishers solander box. This work contains the poems, The Rime of The Ancient Mariner; Christabel; Kubla Khan; and The Pains of Sleep. , Coleridge was the most innovative and influential of all the English Romantic poets, Coleridge was also the least prolific, yet his genius, so evident in his most famous works has entranced generations of readers. Coleridge stands alongside Wordsworth, Shelley and Keats as one of the principal architects of the Romantic movement. He forged new paths in poetry, philosophy and criticism, but it is his poems that have earned him pre-eminence. From Xanadu to the Ancient Mariner and the albatross, Coleridge's poetic images have sunk deep into our cultural consciousness, while whole phrases are frequently quoted: 'water, water every where'; 'a sadder and a wiser man' This edition brings together four of Coleridges most famous and most influential poems, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner; Christabel; Kubla Khan & The Pains of Sleep, and presents them in an attractive collectors edition which is illustrated by one of the UK's foremost wood engravers, Harry Brockway. Endpapers printed letterpress with a design by Harry Brockway. Titling calligraphy by Stephen Raw. Poems set in 24-point Founder's Caslon. Gilded top edge. Printed on Cordier Wove paper, with hand-torn edges. 216 pages. Book size: 13" x 9". Presented in a cloth-bound solander box. )

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