A Being More Intense: British Romantic Writers in the Rare Book Collection


Exhibition Checklist

This checklist is only a partial record of the exhibition. Unless otherwise noted, all materials listed are from the general holdings of the Rare Book Collection (RBC). A number of items are from the special collections within the RBC, notably the William Wordsworth and Lord Byron Collections, and are identified as such within the entries.


    Background

  1. Edmund Burke. Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London Relative to That Event. In a Letter Intended to Have Been Sent to a Gentleman in Paris. London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1790. First edition.
  2. Thomas Paine. Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke’s Attack on the French Revolution. London: Printed for J. S. Jordan, 1791. Third edition.
  3. Mary Wollstonecraft. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects. London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1792. First edition.
  4. William Godwin. An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, and Its Influence on General Virtue and Happiness. London: Printed for G. G. J. [sic] and J. Robinson, 1793. Two volumes. First edition.

  5. William Blake (1757-1827)

  6. Mary Wollstonecraft. Original Stories from Real Life; with Conversations, Calculated to Regulate the Affections, and Form the Mind to Truth and Goodness. London: Printed for J. Johnson..., 1791. First edition. With six plates designed and engraved by William Blake.
  7. Edward Young. The Complaint, and the Consolation; or, Night Thoughts. London: Printed by R. Noble, for R. Edwards..., 1797. With illustrations by William Blake.
  8. Robert Blair. The Grave, a Poem. London: Printed by T. Bensley...for the proprietor, R. H. Cromek...; and sold by Cadell and Davies, J. Johnson, T. Payne...J. Murray, and Constable and Co., Edinburgh, 1808. Quarto issue. With etchings based on designs by William Blake. Bookplate of the Childers Collection for the Study of English Literature.

  9. William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

  10. William Wordsworth. An Evening Walk. An Epistle; in Verse. Addressed to a Young Lady, from the Lakes of the North of England. London: Printed for J. Johnson..., 1793. First edition. With “night” uncorrected on page 3, line 1. William Wordsworth Collection. Gift of Mark L. Reed III.
  11. William Wordsworth. Descriptive Sketches. In Verse. Taken During a Pedestrian Tour in the Italian, Grison, Swiss, and Savoyard Alps. London: Printed for J. Johnson..., 1793. First edition. William Wordsworth Collection. Gift of Mark L. Reed III.
  12. [William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge]. Lyrical Ballads, with a Few Other Poems. London: Printed for J. & A. Arch..., 1798. First edition, second issue. William Wordsworth Collection.
  13. William Wordsworth [and Samuel Taylor Coleridge]. Lyrical Ballads, with Other Poems. London: Printed for T. N. Longman and O. Rees...by Biggs and Co., Bristol, 1800. Two volumes. Second edition, second issue. William Wordsworth Collection.
  14. William Wordsworth. Poems, in Two Volumes. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme..., 1807. First edition. William Wordsworth Collection.
  15. William Wordsworth. The Excursion, Being a Portion of The Recluse, a Poem. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown..., 1814. First edition. This copy is decorated with a fore-edge painting. William Wordsworth Collection.
  16. William Wordsworth. Yarrow Revisited, and Other Poems. London: Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman...; and Edward Moxon..., 1835. First edition. This copy is inscribed “From the Author” on the half-title page. William Wordsworth Collection.
  17. William Wordsworth. The Prelude, or Growth of a Poet’s Mind; an Autobiographical Poem. London: Edward Moxon..., 1850. First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by Mary Wordsworth to Charles Southey, dated July 29, 1850. On loan from Mark L. Reed III.

  18. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)

  19. Samuel Taylor Coleridge [and Robert Southey]. The Fall of Robespierre. An Historic Drama. Cambridge: Printed by Benjamin Flower, for W. H. Lunn, and J. and J. Merrill; and sold by J. March, Norwich, 1794. First edition.
  20. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Poems on Various Subjects. London: Printed for G. G. and J. Robinsons [sic]; and J. Cottle, Bookseller, Bristol, 1796. First edition. Bound with Peter L. Courtier. Poems.... London: Printed by C. Whittingham; Sold by C. Law...; and S. Bagster..., 1796. First edition.
  21. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The Friend; a Literary, Moral, and Political Weekly Paper, Excluding Personal and Party Politics, and the Events of the Day. [Penrith: Printed and published by J. Brown; and sold by Messrs. Longman and Co...., and Clement..., London, 1809–1810.] First edition.
  22. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Christabel: Kubla Khan, a Vision; The Pains of Sleep. London: Printed for John Murray...by William Bulmer and Co...., 1816. First edition.
  23. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Biographia Literaria; or Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions. London: Rest Fenner..., 1817. Two volumes. First edition.
  24. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Specimens of the Table Talk of the Late Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Edited by Henry Nelson Coleridge. London: John Murray..., 1835. Two volumes. First edition.

  25. George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788–1824)

  26. George Gordon, Lord Byron. Hours of Idleness, a Series of Poems, Original and Translated. Newark: Printed and sold by S. and J. Ridge; sold also by B. Crosby and Co...; Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme...; F. and C. Rivington...; and J. Mawman..., London, 1807. First edition. This copy with the canceled state of leaf U2 and half-title page wanting. Lord Byron Collection.
  27. George Gordon, Lord Byron. English Bards, and Scotch Reviewers. A Satire. London: Printed for James Cawthorn, British Library..., [1809]. First edition. One of several variants in the Lord Byron Collection. From the collection of Robert Voitle.
  28. George Gordon, Lord Byron. Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage. A Romaunt. [Cantos I and II.] London: Printed for John Murray...; William Blackwood, Edinburgh; and John Cumming, Dublin. By Thomas Davison..., 1812. First edition. Lord Byron Collection. From the collection of Robert Voitle.
  29. George Gordon, Lord Byron. The Giaour, a Fragment of a Turkish Tale. London: Printed by T. Davison...for John Murray..., 1813. First edition, first issue, the second of two variants. This copy has advertisements bound in. Lord Byron Collection. From the collection of Robert Voitle.
  30. Horace Hornem, Esq. [pseudonym of Lord Byron]. Waltz: An Apostrophic Hymn. London: Printed by S. Gosnell...for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones..., 1813. First edition. Lord Byron Collection. From the collection of Robert Voitle.
  31. George Gordon, Lord Byron. Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte. London: Printed for John Murray...by W. Bulmer and Co...., 1814. First edition. Lord Byron Collection.
  32. George Gordon, Lord Byron. Hebrew Melodies. London: Printed for John Murray..., 1815. First edition, first issue. This copy has advertisements bound in. Lord Byron Collection. From the collection of Robert Voitle.
  33. [George Gordon, Lord Byron.] Don Juan. [Cantos I and II.] London: Printed by Thomas Davison..., 1819. First edition. Lord Byron Collection. From the collection of Robert Voitle.

  34. John Keats (1795–1821)

  35. John Keats. Poems. London: Printed for C. & J. Ollier, 1817. First edition. On loan from the Rare Books Collection, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University.
  36. John Keats. Endymion: A Poetic Romance. London: Printed for Taylor and Hessey..., 1818. First edition, first issue. This copy has advertisements bound in. Lacking half-title.
  37. John Keats. Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems. London: Printed for Taylor and Hessey..., 1820. First edition. This copy has advertisements bound in.
  38. Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey. Review of Endymion: A Poetic Romance and Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems in the Edinburgh Review, no. 67 (August 1820).

  39. Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

  40. Percy Bysshe Shelley. Queen Mab. London. Printed by P. B. Shelley, 1813. First edition. One of an edition of 270 copies privately printed by Shelley. The poet was not satisfied with the work and, following distribution of a small portion of the edition, suppressed the remaining copies, mutilating them by cutting away the title page and the colophon at the bottom of the last page of text. The copy on display is one of the surviving mutilated ones.
  41. Percy Bysshe Shelley. Alastor; or, The Spirit of Solitude: And Other Poems. London: Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy...; and Carpenter and Son...: by S. Hamilton, Weybridge, Surrey, 1816. First edition. Presented in honor of Mark L. Reed III for his dedicated service to the Rare Book Collection.
  42. Percy Bysshe Shelley. Laon and Cythna; or, The Revolution of the Golden City: A Vision of the Nineteenth Century. In the Stanza of Spenser. London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, & Jones...; and C. and J. Ollier...: by B. McMillan..., 1818 [i.e., 1817]. The suppressed first edition, which was reissued in revised form in the following year, 1818, as The Revolt of Islam.
  43. Percy Bysshe Shelley. The Revolt of Islam; A Poem, in Twelve Cantos. London: Printed for C. and J. Ollier...; by B. McMillan..., 1818. A new edition with altered title and text of Laon and Cythna.
  44. Percy Bysshe Shelley. The Cenci. A Tragedy, in Five Acts. Italy: Printed for C. and J. Ollier..., London, 1819. First edition.
  45. Percy Bysshe Shelley. Prometheus Unbound: A Lyrical Drama in Four Acts with Other Poems. London: C. and J. Ollier..., 1820. First edition, second issue.
  46. Percy Bysshe Shelley. Posthumous Poems. London: Printed for John and Henry L. Hunt..., 1824. Preface by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. First edition.

  47. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797–1851)

  48. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. History of a Six Weeks’ Tour Through a Part of France, Switzerland, Germany, and Holland: With Letters Descriptive of a Sail Round the Lake of Geneva, and of the Glaciers of Chamouni. London: Published by T. Hookham, Jun....; and C. and J. Ollier..., 1817. First edition.
  49. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. London: Printed for Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones..., 1818. First edition. Three volumes bound in one. Half-titles wanting in this copy.

  50. Other Writers of the Period

  51. Robert Burns. Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect. Edinburgh: Printed for the author, and sold by William Creech, 1787. First Edinburgh edition.
  52. Ann Radcliffe. The Mysteries of Udolpho, a Romance; Interspersed with Some Pieces of Poetry. London: Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson..., 1794. Four volumes. First edition.
  53. Robert Lovell and Robert Southey. Poems: Containing The Retrospect, Odes, Elegies, Sonnets, &c. Bath: Printed by R. Cruttwell, and sold by C. Dilly..., London, 1795. Second edition of a book originally published pseudonymously the previous year.
  54. Robert Southey. Poems. Bristol: Printed by N. Biggs, for Joseph Cottle...and G. G. & J. Robinson, London, 1797. First edition.
  55. Mary Robinson. Lyrical Tales. London: Printed for T. N. Longman and O. Rees...by Biggs and Co., Bristol, 1800. First edition.
  56. Felicia Dorothea Browne [Hemans]. Poems. Liverpool: Printed by G. F. Harris, for T. Cadell and W. Davies..., London, 1808. First edition. With woodcut vignettes throughout attributed to George Cuitt.
  57. Anna Laetitia Barbauld. Eighteen Hundred and Eleven, a Poem. London: Printed for J. Johnson and Co...., 1812. First edition.
  58. Anne Grant. Eighteen Hundred and Thirteen: A Poem, in Two Parts. Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, 1814. First edition.
  59. [Sir Walter Scott.] Waverley; or, ’Tis Sixty Years Since. Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. for Archibald Constable and Co., Edinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, 1814. Three volumes. First edition.
  60. Thomas Moore. Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown..., 1817. First edition. With engravings based on designs by Richard Westall.
  61. John Clare. Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery. London: Printed for Taylor and Hessey...; and E. Drury, Stamford, 1820. First edition. This copy lacking pages 97–98 and 119–120. Bookplates of poets Frederick Locker and Austin Dobson.
  62. L.E.L. [Letitia Elizabeth Landon]. The Troubadour; Catalogue of Pictures, and Historical Sketches. London: Printed for Hurst, Robinson, and Co....; and A. Constable and Co., Edinburgh, 1825. First edition.




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