The Seasons.....to Which is Prefixed the Life of the Author, an Essay and the Plan and Character of the Poem [Fore-edge painting]
London: for Wilkie and Robinson, 1811. Octavo. Item #022193
236pp. with a fore-edge painting depicting a doe and a buck in a field. Illustrated with four full page engravings. Beautifully bound in contemporary green straight grained morocco lavishly gilt, spine fully gilt decorated, double brown morocco labels and all edges gilt, joints just a bit rubbed. A handsome copy with just a bit of light scattered foxing to plates. From the library of Joseph Pocklington with his bookplate. He was one of the most prominent of the affluent outsiders who made their home in the Lake District. Born of a successful Nottinghamshire banking family. Pocklington received a legacy at 26 which both afforded him a life of leisure and funded his 1778 purchase of one of the islands on Derwentwater. And from the library of Roger Senhouse (1899 - 1970) who was an English publisher and translator, and a member of the Bloomsbury Group of writers, intellectuals, and artists.