London: G.G. and J. Robinson, 1796.
First edition of Coleridge's first published book of poetry. Small octavo (6 1/8 x 3 3/4 inches; 156 x 96 mm.). xvi, 188, [4, ads and errata] pp. Half-title, publisher's advertisements and errata all present. This title is often found without the ads and errata.
Contemporary tree calf, in an unrestored state. Black morocco spine label. Spine stamped and lettered in gilt. Cover edges stamped in gilt. Very small amount of repair to spine. Corners slightly bumped. Spine label a bit rubbed. Signatures M and N a bit toned as usual. An excellent copy, complete and in an appropriate binding.
Coleridge's first published book of poetry, and, apart from the first published act of The Fall of Robespierre, and the prose tracts, his first book. It had been Coleridge's original intention to increase the number of poems included to form two volumes and to dedicate them to Bowles.
Sterling 185. Wise, Coleridge 8.