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William Wordsworth's private library of three thousand volumes sold at auction in England

William Wordsworth, 1833, detail
07/21/1859 to 07/22/1859

The three-thousand volume private library of famous poet William Wordsworth was sold off over several days in an eagerly awaited auction at his old home at Rhydal Hall in the English Lake District.  He had died in April, 1850. Few books in the collection were rare but most contained signatures and Wordsworth's annotations and sold well.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

 Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1859 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1860), 104-105.

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