THE CORNELL WORDSWORTH COLLECTION, A CATALOGUE OF BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS PRESENTED TO THE UNIVERSITY BY MR. VICTOR EMANUEL, CORNELL, 1919.
- Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing Co., (2002).
- xiii+(i), 458 pages
- ISBN: 1578983584
Price: $95.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 72441
A reprint of the edition originally published by Cornell University Press, 1957 (Besterman 6572). This extensive collection of Wordsworth books and manuscripts was initially gathered by Cynthia Morgan St John of Ithaca, over a period of 40 years, and purchased after her death en bloc by Victor Emanuel, who presented it to the university as a gift in 1925, along with funds to sustain and extend it. The St John library consisted of about a thousand pieces, the collection catalogued here contains almost 3500 items, with pagination, title, publisher, date, issue points, and annotations regarding exceptional features. The catalogue is divided into ten parts, including Writings of Wordsworth in Book Form, 1793-1850; Wordsworthiana; Coleridge and his Family; The Lake District; Books of Associative Interest; Manuscripts; and Miscellaneous Items. Index. With 24 illustrations of handwriting facsimiles, manuscripts, and title pages.