Posthumous Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley. SHELLEY, sshe.
Posthumous Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Posthumous Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

London: John and Henry L. Hunt, 1824.

Octavo, 415 pp., bound without the errata; contemporary polished green calf,

With the introduction by Mary Shelley

An attractive copy of this important collection, with a short but poignant biographical notice by Mary Shelley.

An attractive copy of this important collection, with a short but poignant biographical notice by Mary Shelley.

Shelley died in July 1822, drowned in the sea off Livorno. Mary spent the ensuing year in Genoa with Leigh Hunt and his family, but returned to London in 1823 where she was granted a small allowance by Percy's disapproving father Sir Timothy, and busied herself with literary work, including editing many of his poems and manuscripts for this edition. It includes Julian and Maddalo, The Witch of Atlas, Letter to Maria Gisborne, The Triumph of Life, Prince Athanase, Ode to Naples, Mont Blanc, as well as fifty-nine 'Miscellaneous Poems', nine 'Fragments', five translations, and Alastor (included because the original volume, published in 1816, was now so scarce that even Mary had found it difficult to track down a copy).

Wise, A Shelley Library, p. 70.

Condition Report: An attractive and fresh copy with a few bumps and scuffs.

Price (AUD): $4,250.00

US$3,301.60   Other currencies

Ref: #2408424

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