Paris: A. and W. Galignani, 1828. Reprint. Hardcover. Quarto (9 1/2 x 6"). 12pp (Publisher's advertisement), XVI, 340pp. Uncut and partly unopened. Original paper covered boards, with printed title pasted on spine. Tissue-guarded engraved frontispiece of Wordsworth by Mr. Wedgewood, after the portrait by Carruthers.
This scarce Parisian edition published in 1828 was copied from the first edition of 1827 without authority from William Wordsworth or his publishers (Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green).
The 12-page catalogue printed on yellow paper, and featuring titles published by A. and W. Galignani has the following heading: "New Works Just Published, at one-third to one-eighth of the London prices."
Binding rubbed, with some abrasion to spine. Head and tail of spine partly chipped. Previous owner's name in ink at upper margin of title page. Minor and sporadic foxing throughout. Pages 113-120, and 225-240 age-toned. Clear water-staining from page 277 on.
Binding in overall fair, interior in good- to very good condition. f to vg. Item #41498