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

Rosalind and Helen....

A modern eclogue; with other poems.

Availability: In stock

Published: London printed for C. and J. Collier, 1819

Stock Code: 111639

£3,750
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Notes

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 collection also includes the first book appearance of perhaps Shelley's most famous single poem, the sonnet "Ozymandias", as well as first book appearances of "Lines Written on the Euganean Hills" and the "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty" which was composed in that famously gloomy yet fecund summer of 1816, spent on the shores of Lake Geneva with Mary, Claire Clairmont, Byron and Polidori, from which issued Mary's Frankenstein, Byron's Mazeppa, Polidori's The Vampyre, and also Shelley's "Mont Blanc".

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Description

Octavo (204 x 135 mm). Finely bound by Riviere & Son in early 20th-century green crushed morocco, spine gilt in compartments with titles direct, triple rule to boards gilt, top edge gilt, inner gilt dentelles, dark blue coated endpapers.

Illustrations

With the half title, and 4pp. publisher's advertisements at the rear.

Condition

Spine faded to tan, otherwise a fine copy, fresh and with handsome margins.

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