COWPER, William. The Poetical Works of William Cowper.
3 volumes. Frontispiece to volume 1.
Interior: Occasional foxing, pages age toned, last page of volume 3 is torn and detached- without loss to text, a few pages detaching.
Exterior: Contemporary green morocco, spines decorated in gilt, lyre motif in gilt to upper and lower boards of each volume- some wear to spines and boards. Text block of volume 3 re-adhered to spine cover, inner hinges to volume 3 are broken. Gilt edges to text blocks.
8vo. London: William Pickering [1830-1831].
This is the 3 volume set of the Aldine Edition, first two volumes released in 1830, with the third volume being printed in early 1831.
William Cowper (1731-1800), was an English poet and hymn writer. Seen by some as being a precursor to writers of romantic poetry, Cowper wrote of everyday life and scenes of the English Countryside. Cowper was also an avid campaigner of anti-slavery. He was requested to write in support of the abolitionist campaign.
A charming three volume set.
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