The Poetical Works of William Cowper. Published by Frederick Warne and Co, London, Glasgow xxviii + 611pp. Circa 1880 with inscription front endpaper dated 1883. The Chandos Poets Series. Complete Edition with Memoir, Explanatory Notes, etc. With original illustrations and a steel portrait of Cowper frontispiece. Tan cloth boards with gilt titles front and spine; blind stamped illustration to boards with gilt, black and green colors to front and plain to back. Publisher’s adds blue endpapers. Very light wear to boards and very light toning to contents with small stains to first page after preliminaries. Overall in very good to near fine condition.
William Cowper (1731-1880) 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. 002721 $40