INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY FROM RECOLLECTIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD.

([s.l.]: 1915). 229 x 171 mm. (9 x 6 3/4"). [7] leaves of text and illumination (plus three blank vellum leaves). Complete. Single column, 21 lines in a humanist script.

Unbound leaves. Many one-line initials in red, green, blue, or pink, one five-line initial and several two- to four-line initials in burnished gold, many of these embellished with lovely painted floral motifs, sprays, and vines, title and opening lines written in oversize uncials in colors (the latter highlighted with gold), title opening with a large (55 mm. tall) gilt initial "I" outlined in red, opening page with very large (approximately 40 mm. square) initial "T" in blue and pink on a tessellated burnished gold ground, the letter sprouting a flowering branch that runs along the head margin, the capital supported by dense flowered foliage that extends the length of the text and along the bottom margin, four other leaves with a panel border or partial "L"-shaped border of entwined flowering vines in pretty colors. Gold with occasional tiny chips or craquelure, a hint of soiling on a couple leaves, occasional negligible marginal spot and a small patch of foxing on final leaf of text, but A LOVELY PIECE OF WORK IN FINE CONDITION, the decoration tasteful, the colors rich, and the script very attractive.

This is an extremely pleasing manuscript presentation of the poem considered to be Wordsworth's greatest short work. In the words of the Oxford Companion, it "ends with a moving affirmation of the poet's faith in the powers of the philosophic mind and the human heart." The illuminations here appropriately invoke the beauties of the natural world, with a summer's garden of flowers adorning the text.
(ST17129-052)

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INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY FROM RECOLLECTIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD. ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM - MODERN, A. E. LANE, Scribe, WILLIAM Illuminator. WORDSWORTH.
INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY FROM RECOLLECTIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD.
INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY FROM RECOLLECTIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD.
INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY FROM RECOLLECTIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD.
INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY FROM RECOLLECTIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD.

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