Rosalind and Helen.
A Modern Eclogue. With Other Poems. A Type Fac-Simile of the Original Edition of MDCCCXIX . Edited by H. Buxton Forman.London: Published For the Shelley Society by Reeves and Turner, 1888 Stock Code: 137552
NotesFirst 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 and translator of Shelley.
Octavo (217 x 139 mm). Contemporary dark red sheep, titles in gilt to spine and front board, decorative floral motifs in gilt to compartments and boards' corners, top edge gilt, red silk page-marker.
Spine slightly sunned, light wear to corners, somewhat scuffed and rubbed, contents a little toned; else a clean copy in an attractive and firm binding.
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