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SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS: SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe.

Epipsychidion.

London: Selwyn & Blount Ltd, 1921 Stock Code: 146016
£250.00
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First Shakespeare Head Press edition, one of 500 copies only, scarce deluxe issue bound in vellum, of Shelley's love poem to the "poor captive bird" Teresa "Emilia" Viviani, a beautiful Italian countess "imprisoned" in St Anna convent while her father sought a suitable husband for her. Epipsychidion was first published a century earlier in 1821.

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Description

Large octavo. Publisher's deluxe binding in full vellum, titles in gilt to spine and front cover, untrimmed.

Illustrations

Printed in red and black.

Condition

Covers splayed, small black mark to lower edge of front cover, the binding otherwise firm and clean, internally bright; a very good copy.

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