The Indiana Wordsworth Collection : a catalogue


The Indiana Wordsworth Collection : a catalogue


A catalogue for the exhibition held on the occasion of the bicentenary of William Wordsworth’s birth. Materials in the exhibit come from the Indiana Wordsworth Collection which was formed by Oscar L. Watkins of Indianapolis and has been further developed by the Lilly Library following its acquisition in 1943. In building his collection, Watkins sought to include everything in printed form that would be of value to the scholar’s understanding of Wordsworth. In addition to first editions and first appearances of Wordsworth’s poetry, the collection includes works by Coleridge and other contemporaries, works on the Lake District of England, several volumes from Wordsworth’s own library autographed by the poet, copies of works belonging to personal friends bearing their autographs, and extremely rare parodies and burlesques which followed in the wake of Wordsworth’s publications and reflect the contemporary attitude toward his poetry.


Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Noyes, Russell, 1901-


Boston : G. K. Hall.




xvi, 288 p. : ill., port. facsims. ; 25 cm.


Lilly Library PR5878.I394 I45