First of the edition. WITH A FINE SPLIT FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF PERCY AND MARY SHELLEY AND LANDSCAPES. Portrait frontispiece of Shelley. 8vo, beautifully bound in full polished tree calf, the spine richly and elaborately designed gilt in panel designs within compartments separated by raised bands, lettered in gilt on a green morocco label in one compartment, the covers with gilt roll tooling at the borders, all edges, turnovers and dentelles fully gilt decorated. xxiv, 912 pp. (with notes on the text and an index of first lines). A very fine copy, beautifully presented and preserved. A BEAUTIFUL COPY IN A BEAUTIFUL BINDING, WITH A BEAUTIFUL SPLIT FORE-EDGE PAINTING. Shelley remains one of the best known and loved Romantic poets; his works such as Queen Mab, The Revolt of Islam and Prometheus Unbound have indisputably placed him amongst the greatest English poets. This handsome printing, in a fine antique binding, provides some of the greatest works of Romantic poetry. Shelley, along with Lord Byron, is considered the leading voice of the genre. Throughout much of the late 19th century Shelley had fallen somewhat into disfavor, and his fame was also overshadowed by one particular novel written by his wife. He was rediscovered and reappreciated however as the 20th century came into being. Thus, this attractive 1904 printing is not without significance. Mr. Hutchinson helped bring Shelley into yet more modern times though he used to great degree, Buxton-Formanís prodigious amount of work on the poet. As had been written--Forman's goal was to lay before the public "as near an approximation as may be to the text that the poet intended to issue," a task which required Forman to decide on what authority to base the final version of any given poem. As Buxton-Forman states in his preface, "In respect of books seen through the press by [Shelley], there ought to be no difficulty whatever, except as regards isloated words and stops; but unfortunately he did not revise while at press one half of the entire bulk of his poetry, several of the volumes having been printed in England while he was abroad, and read through the press by friends. As regards the proportion of his mature works, from 'Alastor' onwards, which had the advantage of his personal revision when in type, we should, I think, be making a liberal allowance if we assumed that he saw proofs of one third; and the largest of the volumes seen through the press by himself is infamously printed.". Bookseller Inventory #
Title: COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS. (Including ...
Publisher: London Humphrey Milford, Oxford University 1919
Book Description The Clarendon Press Oxford, 1904. 8vo. First edition thus. Original terracotta buckram with paper label to spine. Fore edge untrimmed. Portrait frontispiece and two facsimiles of Shelley's handwriting from Prometheus Unbound. Paper label slightly rubbed. Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 2218
Book Description 1907. London. Horace Hart. Henry Frowde. Oxford University Press. 1907. 8º mayor, xxiv-912pp. Lámina aparte con retrato del autor fotograbado en negro sobre papel estucado. Tela estampada en seco al gusto modernista, dorados en plano y lomera del editor, ésta última muy ligeramente desvaida. Muy buen ejemplar. Texto en inglés y parcialmente a dos columnas. Notas críticas a pie. Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1792-1822. Escritor, ensayista y poeta romántico, casado con Mary Shelley, autora de Frankenstein. Bookseller Inventory # 28683
Book Description Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1904, 1904. Octavo (220 x 140 mm). Near-contemporary green morocco, titles gilt to spine, elaborate decoration gilt to spine in compartments, elaborate frames gilt to covers, top edge and turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers. Duplicate leaf of pp. 202Ė3 laid-in. Spine lightly toned, slight rubbing to tips, light offsetting to endpapers; an excellent copy. Portrait frontispiece and 2 facsimile manuscript plates. First edition thus of Shelley's poetry in a beautiful fine binding. Bookseller Inventory # 120191