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COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor.

Rare books by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, including first editions, signed first edition copies, and fine bindings of Lyrical Ballads, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and handsome sets of his collected works. Regularly stocked editions of Coleridge’s works include The Pickering Edition.

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  1. Wallenstein. A Drama in two parts.

    Wallenstein. A Drama in two parts.

    [bound with:] The Death of Wallenstein. A Tragedy in Five Acts.
    First edition in English, following the German edition of the same year, and combining the work of two great figures of the Romantic era: Coleridge and Schiller. The latter had a profound influence on Coleridge and "it is clearly from the two great plays at either end of [Schiller's] career - Die Räuber and Wallenstein - that Coleridge learnt most" (Matthew Scott, "Coleridge and Schiller", in The Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, p. Learn More
    £700

    Date of Publication: 1800

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 100247

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  2. Biographia Literaria;

    Biographia Literaria;

    or Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions.
    First edition, with the half titles and advertisements, notably untrimmed in a signed later 19th-century binding, of Coleridge's autobiography, a monument to the Romantic movement and Coleridge's role in it, in which literary criticism and philosophy are inextricable from biography. In Biographica Literary, which is utterly characteristic of him in its fragmentary and digressive form, Coleridge recounts his friendship with Southey and Wordsworth, describes the important influences on his personal philosophical development (and, it should be inferred, through him to the the rest of the English Romantic scene) of early German philosophers such as Kant, Fichte and Schelling, while offering searching criticisms of Wordsworth's poems and making his famous distinction between ‘fancy' and ‘imagination', expressing the difference between a mechanical making and a creative artistic power linked to the divine. Learn More
    £1,750

    Date of Publication: 1817

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 106621

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  3. The Rime of The Ancient Mariner.
    signed

    The Rime of The Ancient Mariner.

    In Seven Parts. Presented by Willy Pogány.
    First edition, first impression, one of 525 numbered copies, signed by the artist on the limitation leaf. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: [1913]

    Published:

    Stock Code: 32375

    Signed: Yes

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  4. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
    signed

    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

    Signed limited edition, number 86 of 110 copies signed by the illustrator Errol Le Cain, the calligrapher David A. Howells, and the paper maker Philip H. Rowson. The contrast of Le Cain's boldly colourful illustrations with the delicate quality of the pressed seaweed peppered throughout the text lends itself particularly well to the subject of Coleridge's epic poem. Learn More
    £2,450

    Date of Publication: 1972

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 99434

    Signed: Yes

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