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Author: SHELLEY, PERCY BYSSHE Title: Poems. ["The Poetical Works"]
Description: Hammersmith, Kelmscott Press. 1895, Limited Edition. Full-Vellum, Large 8Vo. Book, 3 Volumes; Vol.I 399 pages; Vol. II 412 pages; Vol. III 421 pages. Uncut. Elaborately designed title page, numerous fine initials, partly printed in red & black. Designed by William Morris and printed in the "Golden Type' on "Flower"paper. According to Sparling volume I of this beautiful 3-volume set was issued on 29 November 1894, vol. II on 25 March 1895 and vol. III on 28 October 1895. The text, distilled by Ellis from the best available editions of Shelley's work, is set in "Golden" Type, an English or 14-point Roman, the first of three types that were designed by Morris himself. The design process was one of trial and error, which meant that it took Edward P. Prince almost a year to cut the punches (between January and December 1890). The double-page text opening includes a border after Morris, and the text includes numerous large initial letters. Cockerell 29, 29a and 29b; Peterson A29; Tomkinson 29. The three full limp overlapping vellum bindings with gilt lettering to spines are fine but: Vol.I has some brown stains at lower cover, further that Ist. Vol. seems to be a bit more 'polished as the remaining vols. 2 and 3..and it also is a trifle warpled. Nevertheless a fine, clean and complete set, of which only 250 copies were printed. Fine.
Keywords: Kelmscott. Shelley. Poetry.
Price: EUR 7800.00 = appr. US$ 8477.41 Seller: Quist - Antiquaar
- Book number: 3211
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