The Complete Poetical Works Of Percy Bysshe Shelley.
E. Moxon, Son, and Co., Dorset Buildings, Salisbury Square, E.C.
The text carefully revised, with notes and a memoir, by william michael rossetti. in three volumes. vols i-iii.
THREE VOLUMES. 8vo. 7.5 x 5 inches. Vol. I, xxviii + 451 pp.; Vol. II, viii + [i] + 436 pp.; Vol. III, xv + [i] + 443 pp. Vol. I has half title removed by binder. Vols. II and III have errata slips tipped in. Bound in contemporary red morocco, with gold borders to boards; Spine in compartments with raised bands, elaborately decorated gilt, with contrasting green and brown morocco title labels, gilt. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Binder's label of Henry Sotheran and Co. 136 Strand WC. A little wear to extremities and sunning of top edge; otherwise a fine set. Illustrated by engraved portrait frontispiece (Vol. I) and engraved frontispiece (Vol. III). Attractively bound edition of Shelley's works, edited by William Michael Rossetti (1829-1919), writer and critic and brother of Dante Gabriel and Christina. He was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848. Edward Moxon (1801-58), poet and critic was a well known literary publisher in Victorian London, who issued the the first complete edition of Shelley's works, edited by Mary Shelley, in 1839. In 1871 the Moxon company was taken over by Ward, Lock, which continued to issue the Shelley title.
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