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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. An Address to the Irish People.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. An Address to the Irish People.

    Dublin : 1812

    First edition of Shelley's very rare political pamphlet in support of agitation to repeal the Act of Union and to secure Catholic emancipation, energetically distributed by the young aristocrat, who threw copies at likely passers-by from his balcony in Sackville Street, tucked them into ladies' bonnets, and attempted to sell them in public houses.

    The... Learn More
    £100,000.00

    Stock Code: 101947

  2. Queen Mab, A Philosophical Poem, with Notes.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Queen Mab, A Philosophical Poem, with Notes.

    London : 1813

    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, published by Thomas Hookman for private distribution by Shelley himself. Due... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 143222

  3. The Cenci.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Cenci.

    [Livorno,] Italy : 1819

    First edition, one of 250 copies only, of Shelley's verse tragedy which proved an unexpected publishing sensation, despite its action being far too lurid for the London stage. It is scarce in commerce - the second London edition (the only second edition of his own Shelley lived to see) is the one more usually met with.

    Shelley had been fascinated... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 144510

  4. Poetical Pieces.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Poetical Pieces.

    London : 1823

    First edition, an exquisite copy in a rare and highly unusual contemporary binding, of this posthumous gathering of unsold first editions of Shelley's major works, comprising Prometheus Unbound (1820), Hellas (1822), and Rosalind and Helen (1819), as well as the first London edition, second overall, of The Cenci (1821). These titles include among their... Learn More
    £9,500.00

    Stock Code: 111619

  5. Miscellaneous Poems.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Miscellaneous Poems.

    London : 1826

    First edition of this very scarce early collected edition of Shelley's poetry, appealingly bound with an occult emblem to front board (flaming skull-and-cross-bones, snakes holding a heart, crowned with a crown and star, known by another copy to be that of collector Gilbert C. Elliot) and another bookplate (skull with a worm, initialled DMF). This Benbow... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 119978

  6. Miscellaneous Poems.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Miscellaneous Poems.

    London : 1826

    First edition of this very scarce early collected edition of Shelley's poetry, in the rare original boards. This Benbow piracy selects Shelley's poetry from various previously published editions, collecting mainly from the Posthumous Poems edition of 1824, but with some notable examples drawn from earlier publications. Excepting perhaps the Posthumous... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 106345

  7. The Poetical Works.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Poetical Works.

    London : 1839

    First collected edition, handsomely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Mary Shelley's collected edition of her husband's poetical works established Shelley finally and irreversibly amongst the great poets of the English language.

    Pirate editions of Shelley's works had persuaded his father, Sir Timothy, that all hope of obscurity had passed, and... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 146618

  8. The Complete Poetical Works.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Complete Poetical Works.

    London : 1885

    A handsomely bound set of Percy Bysshe Shelley's complete poetry. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 144471

  9. Epipsychidion.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Epipsychidion.

    London : October 1887

    First facsimile edition, this one of only three copies printed on vellum and signed by the printers Richard Clay & Sons, this from the library of the edition's publisher and editor H. Buxton-Forman, President of the Shelley Society, with his illustrated bookplate.

    Epipsychidion (the title means "to/for a little soul/Psyche") was Shelley's intense... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 143591

  10. An Address to the Irish People.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. An Address to the Irish People.

    London : 1890

    Second separate edition of Shelley's political pamphlet, first published in 1812, in support of agitation to repeal the Act of Union and to secure Catholic emancipation, energetically distributed by the young aristocrat, who threw copies at likely passers-by from his balcony in Sackville Street, tucked them into ladies' bonnets, and attempted to sell... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 137550

  11. Letters to J. H. Leigh Hunt.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Letters to J. H. Leigh Hunt.

    London : 1894

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title "To Henry Norman, With Kindest Regards from Thos. J. Wise. 7/iv/95". One of 30 copies only, especially rare inscribed, and in such good condition.

    Leigh Hunt "who introduced the poet to Horace Smith and John Keats, became possibly Shelley's closest friend, and certainly... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 143164

  12. The Complete Works.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Complete Works.

    London and Boston : 1904-06

    The Olympic limited edition, number 6 of 50 sets only. Copy number 1 was presented to the Keats-Shelley House in Rome. The effort to purchase and restore the apartment in which Keats spent his final days began in 1903, at the instigation of American poet Robert Underwood Johnson. In April 1909 it was opened under the aegis of the newly formed Keats-Shelley... Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 138177

  13. The Banquet.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Banquet.

    London : 1909 [1912]

    First edition thus, first impression, of one of the great texts on love in world literature and translated by one of its most enthusiastic exponents, in a fine press edition by the London County Council Central School of Arts & Crafts, under the direction of J. H. Mason who worked for the Doves Press.

    Scarce: WorldCat locates only one copy (University... Learn More
    £900.00

    Stock Code: 143848

  14. Shelley at Oxford.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Shelley at Oxford.

    London : 1944

    Number 26 of 50 copies bound in red morocco, with additional illustrations, and signed by the pressman W. H. Solly, out of a total edition of 500. The volume prints the correspondence of Shelley with Hogg, both of whom would be expelled from Oxford University for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism, together with other letters and an unpublished... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 135460

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