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SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe.

Rare books by Percy Shelley, including first editions, copies in fine bindings, signed ephemera and handsome library sets of his collected works.

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  1. Autograph letter signed ("Mr. Shelley." in the third person) to Christopher John Pike.
    A strikingly early Shelley signature. Shelley writes in the third person: "Mr. Shelley requests that Mr. Pike would give the Bearer the copy of the Settlement in his possession. Mr. S. will return it in the course of the week." Kenneth Neill Cameron provides the most accurate dating for this letter in Shelley and His Circle,... Learn More
    £8,500

    Stock Code: 30500

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  2. The Cenci.

    The Cenci.

    [Livorno,] Italy: 1819

    First edition, one of 250 copies printed; scarce in commerce, with the second, London edition (the only second edition of his own Shelley lived to see) more usually encountered. Shelley's verse tragedy proved an unexpected sensation on publication despite its action being far too lurid for the London stage. He been fascinated... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 108029

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  3. Rosalind and Helen.
    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... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 111639

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  4. Posthumous Poems.
    First edition, first impression. Edited by Mary Shelley, this collection contains hitherto unpublished poems Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 102165

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  5. The Masque of Anarchy.
    First edition in exceptional condition in the original boards, with the spine and title label largely preserved. The passing of the 1832 Reform Act emboldened Leigh Hunt to allow at last the publication of Shelley's incendiary poetic reaction to the Peterloo Massacre of 1819: "Rise like lions after slumber / In unvanquishable... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 109397

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