TITLE: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
SUBTITLE: And the three poems
AUTHOR: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
PUBLISHER: The Folio Society
NUMBERED: 325 / 1000. This edition is limited to one thousand copies, each with an original engraving printed from the wood block, signed and numbered in pencil by the artist Harry Brockway.
NO.OF PAGES: 207 including 16 tipped-in colour wood engravings by Harry Brockway.
BINDING: Hand-bound with vellum spine over red cloth boards with vellum-tipped corners, hand-lettered 22-carat gold title on the spine. Front board decorated in black, silver, gold and bronze. Top edge gilt. Decorated endpapers. Comes in a black cloth clamshell box with red spine label hand-lettered in 22-carat gold.
SIZE [WITH SLIPCASE]:
Height: 35.7 cm
Width: 27.5 cm
Depth: 6 cm
Includes a large folded 4-page unpaginated colour brochure highlighting some of the features of the main work; and a letter from the Folio Society advertising the item.
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