1877 Rare Book - The Poetical Works of William Cowper illustrated by Hugh Cameron.
Author: William Cowper. Hugh Cameron, illustrator.
Title: The Poetical Works of William Cowper, with illustrations by Hugh Cameron.
Publisher: London and Edinburgh, William P. Nimmo, 1877. Nimmo's Popular Poets Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 6.5 " X 4.5 ".
Pages: xxviii-483 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good full morocco leather binding with decorative paneling (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing and staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Illustrated with a color frontis, a b&w frontispiece portrait of Cowper, an illustrated title page, and 11 engravings on steel by Hugh Cowper.
The book: Rare edition in a beautiful and very attractive full leather binding of the Poetical Works of William Cowper nicely illustrated by Hugh Cameron.
The author: William Cowper (26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th-century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him "the best modern poet", whilst William Wordsworth particularly admired his poem Yardley-Oak. He was a nephew of the poet Judith Madan.
The illustrator: Hugh Cameron RSA RSW (1835–1918) was a Scottish artist. He specialized in figurative scenes. He exhibited in both the Royal Academy and Royal Scottish Academy from 1871.
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