File Name Wordsworth1973_5
Call Number DA 670 L1 W67 1973
Title Wordsworth's Guide to the Lakes. The Fifth Edition (1835). With an Introduction, Appendices, and Notes Textual and Illustrative by Ernest De Selincourt
Short Title Wordsworth's Guide.
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Imprint Oxford University Press, Ely House, London W. I: Glasgow, New York, Toronto, Melbourne, Wellington, Cape Town, Ibadan, Nairobi, Dar Es Salaam, Lusaka, Addis Ababa, Delhi Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, Karachi, Lahore, Dacca, Kuala Lampur, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo
Edition 5
Publication Date 1973
Volumes 1
Pages 240
Copies 1
SFU Catalogue Original Bibliography xxxii, 212 p. 13 plates (1 fold.), illus., facsim., map. 18 cm. Reprint of 5th ed. with De Sélincourt's introduction and notes, London: Henry Frowde, 1906. 5th ed. originally published as 'A guide through the district of the lakes in the North of England', Kendall Hudson & Nicholson, 1835. "An index has also been added to this edition". "In this reprint four illustrations have been added to the eight in the original edition, facing pp. 166, 169, 171, and 173.
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            Ernest De Selincourt’s edition of Wordsworth’s Guide to the Lakes is, he claims, an “exact reprint of the fifth edition (1835)” (vii). With the main text De Selincourt includes a letter on “Building and Gardening,” the “Letters on the Kendal and Windermere Railway,” and extensive bibliographic notes. In a lengthy introduction to the work, he outlines the history of Lake District travel writing and explains the cultural significance of Wordsworth’s contributions. The Guide itself presents Lake District travel from a number of angles, beginning with recommended routes to the most celebrated viewpoints, then shifting into descriptions of the mountains, lakes, and valleys, and finally into a discussion of the effects of settlement in the area. Wordsworth’s commentary is conservative in spirit: he decries the overdevelopment already in evidence at the beginning of the century and privileges Nature in an ideal, untouched state. His essay concludes with a set of aesthetic criteria for the evaluation of natural beauty. The letters included by De Selincourt offer further insight into Wordsworth’s dedication to the preservation of the Lakes. A detailed, foldout map and twelve engravings accompany the text; four are new to the 1970 reprint. An index can be found at the back of the book. The SFU LDC copy is in excellent condition, bound in green cloth and wrapped in a laminated paper jacket.

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Plate Count 12
Map Count 1
Illustrations Black and White Only
Tables No
Binding Colour Green
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