The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor , Gustave Dore(illus.)
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
Date Published: 1888
Edition: Early edition
Book Id: 17654
Folio [47 cm] Red cloth with gilt stamped titles, and a gilt stamped bird on the front cover. All edges gilt. Very good. The edges of the covers and the spine are faded. The cloth at the head of the spine is chipped, and there is a two inch loss from the cloth at the foot of the spine. There are multiple small light stains on the front cover near the spine. The underlying boards are exposed along the edges. The bottom fore edge of the front free endsheet is chipped.
This is a wonderful visual realization of Coleridge's poem, by the preeminent French Victorian engraver, Gustave Dore.