The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Rare and fascinating antique books - Volume I, II, III, edited by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.
The books are bound in calf skin leather and dedicated to Shelley's son, Percy Florence Shelley, in 1839. Containing poems and writings from 1814 onwards.
The books were printed by Bradbury and Evans and published in 1853 by Edward Moxon, London
Each book has beautifully marbled edges and marbled paper leaves inside the front and back covers There is an engraving of Shelley in the frontispiece and each volume is signed in delicately by the original owner Henry W Dennie 1856.
The general condition of the books are good taking into account their 150 years. There is overall wear to the edges of each book cover and the spines are faded, with most of the gilding worn.
Volume I has a tiny whole in the spine, volume III has some fraying to the spine with a tear at the join at the top of the front cover. Volume II has a tear at the bottom of the front cover where it joins to the spine.
17 H x 11.5 W x 3cm D
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