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First Edition of Lyrical Ballads

Special Collections is proud to announce its acquisition of a first edition of Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge for the Edward M. Rowe Collection of Wordsworth. Published in 1798 by J. & A. Arch at Gracechurch-street, London, Wordsworth and Coleridge wrote most of these poems as “experiments” in order to “ascertain how …

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New acquisitions on Romanticism

Several new critical works on William Wordsworth, his contemporaries, and English Romanticism have been added to the Edward M. Rowe Collection of William Wordsworth. These include: Arthur H. Bell, “The child in Wordsworth’s major poetry: a master metaphor and its implications.”  Lexingford Publishing, 2010. Jacqueline Labbe, “Writing romanticism: Charlotte Smith and William Wordsworth, 1784-1807.”  Palgrave …

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