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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. 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

  3. 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

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

    London : 1839

    First collected edition, highly desirable in a contemporary binding in such nice condition. 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... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 140275

  5. Shelley Memorials:
    (SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe.) SHELLEY, Lady Jane (ed.) Shelley Memorials:

    London : 1859

    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 to unfavourable reviews. In... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 124955

  6. The Works in Verse and Prose.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Works in Verse and Prose.

    London : 1880

    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 textual details, for which his... Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 130740

  7. Rosalind and Helen.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Rosalind and Helen.

    London : 1888

    First edition thus 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.

    Provenance: the copy of Adolfo de Bosis (1863-1924), with his black ink stamp to title page, an Italian poet, admirer... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 137552

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Poems. Selected and Arranged by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson.
    (DOVES PRESS.) SHELLEY, Percy. Poems. Selected and Arranged by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson.

    Hammersmith : 1914

    Limited edition, one of 200 copies printed on paper, from an edition of 212 (the additional 12 were printed on vellum). The book was printed just two years before Cobden-Sanderson threw the Doves typeface into the Thames, thus concluding the bitter dispute between him and his partner Emery Walker, and bringing the era of the Doves Press to a close. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 118500

  11. Poems.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Poems.

    London : 1922

    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
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 126753

  12. 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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