Lot 68 of 253:
Kelmscott Press edition of Shelley's Poems  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$3,000
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Title:
The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley
Author:
Shelley, Percy Bysshe
Place:
Hammersmith
Publisher:
Kelmscott Press
Date:
1894-95
Description:

3 volumes. Volumes 2 and 3 printed in red and black. Wood-engraved titles page, borders, and initial letters designed by William Morris. (8vo) 21x14.5 cm (8¼x5¾") original limp vellum with silk thongs, yapp edges, spines titled in gilt. Each volume housed in a custom chemise and morocco-backed slipcase. One of 250 copies on paper.

The text taken from the best available editions. Printed in Morris's Golden Type. Peterson A29.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Cases worn; vellum with typical yellowing and rippling, lightly soiled; largely unopened by one pair of leaves in each the second and third volumes roughly opened (the second volume with slight loss to blank margins and one letter in the running title, the third volumes with no loss but with tears into text); very good.
 
Item number:
283700
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