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SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe.

Rare books by Percy Shelley, including first editions, copies in fine bindings, signed ephemera and handsome library sets of his collected works.

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  1. 130374
    First edition, an "unmutilated" copy, with title page and final leaf intact, and including the poetic dedication to Harriet. Queen Mab was Shelley's most provocative poem and a key radical text in the early years of the 19th century. The entire edition was 250 copies, to be privately distributed by Shelley himself, who also... Learn More
    £25,000

    Stock Code: 130374

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  2. 119676
    First edition thus, in lovely condition uncut in the boards. The Revolt of Islam is the expurgated reissue of Laon & Cythna (1817) with a new title and 26 cancelled leaves. In 1817 the Olliers agreed to publish Shelley's long poem, Laon and Cythna. Shelley's new father in law, William Godwin, recommended a master printer... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 119676

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  3. The Cenci.

    The Cenci.

    [Livorno,] Italy: 1819

    First edition, one of 250 copies printed; scarce in commerce, with the second, London edition (the only second edition of his own Shelley lived to see) more usually encountered. Shelley's verse tragedy proved an unexpected sensation on publication despite its action being far too lurid for the London stage. He been fascinated... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 108029

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  4. Rosalind and Helen.
    First edition, first issue, a fine fresh and generously margined copy with the half-title and advertisements, of Shelley's long poem "Rosalind and Helen", a conversational lament for a disappointed poet-reformer, set on the shores of Lake Como, begun in Marlowe and completed in 1818 at the baths of Lucca in Tuscany. The... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 111639

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  5. Posthumous Poems.
    First edition, first issue without the errata. 500 copies were printed, and published by John and Henry Leigh Hunt. "Posthumous Poems, which included those inspired by Claire, Emilia Viviani, Sophia Stacey and Jane Williams, their identities discreetly masked by asterisks and initials, was published in an edition of five... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 115209

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  6. 124955comp
    Second edition, presentation copy inscribed by Lady Jane Shelley, Shelley's daughter-in-law, "The Countess of Malmesbury, from J. Shelley", on the front binder's blank. Jane Shelley was motivated to produce this memoir of her father-in-law as a response to his biography by Thomas Jefferson Hogg, which was published in 1858... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 124955

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  7. 130740detail
    First edition thus, bringing together Buxton Forman's 1876-7 edition of Shelley's Poetical works and his 1880 edition of Shelley's Prose works. Buxton Forman, the notorious bibliographical forger, nevertheless "produced impressive editions of Shelley and Keats... by channelling a general enthusiasm into a minute study of... Learn More
    £1,875

    Stock Code: 130740

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  8. 130347
    A handsomely bound copy of Shelley's poetry. Learn More
    £185

    Stock Code: 130347

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  9. 126753
    A handsomely bound copy of Shelley's poetry, and a fine example of Zaehnsdorf's craft. The text used is part of the Golden Treasury Series of the poets, first published in 1880. Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 126753

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  10. 129646
    A handsomely bound copy of Shelley's poetry, part of the Golden Treasury series, first published in 1880. The crest on the covers is that of Eton College, so it was perhaps commissioned as a prize binding. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 129646

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