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We have found 23 book/s in category Romantics - Shelley

Author Title Price Purchase
(Buxton Forman, H.) THE PEDIGREE OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY now first given from the Records of the College of Arms. £ 75.00

London. Printed for Private Distribution. 1880. pp. 19. Frontis, folded pedigree. Demy 4to. Original wrapper, spine worn away. 100 copies were printed, 50 for England & 50 for America. This is No. 3 American issue.

Reference: 185058

(SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe.) The Hermit of Marlow. 'WE PITY THE PLUMAGE, BUT FORGET THE DYING BIRD.' An Address to the People on The Death of the Princess Charlotte. £ 600.00

(London. Thomas Rodd). ND. (Circa 1843). pp 16. 8vo. Stitched as issued. Browned throughout. Edges chipped, frail. Preserved in a custom built box covered in brown cloth with leather spine label. Wise p46. Rodd, 'when advertising the present pamphlet for sale [ ] asserted that it was a facsimile reprint of an alleged original edition of which the author was said to have printed twenty copies in 1816.' Wise argues that this is the first edition. His main points are 'One thing is certain, and that is that had Shelley printed such a pamphlet he would not have restricted its circulation to twenty copies. The motto 'We pity the plumage, but forget the dying bird' was taken by Shelley from Paine's Rights of Man, 1817, Part 1, p.24. 'He [Burke] pities the plumage but forgets the dying bird'. This clearly denies any impression of the Address dated 1816.' Princess Charlotte dies in 1817.

Reference: 13409

BANDY, Melanie. MIND FORG'D MANACLES. Evil in the Poetry of Blake and Shelley. £ 6.00

University of Alabama Press. 1981. pp. xii, 210. Frontis. 8vo. Green cloth, slightly dusty. Edge of text block beginning to brown. Internally an very good clean copy. ISBN 0817500465

Reference: 7748

BENNETT, Betty T & Stuart Curran. (Editors). MARY SHELLEY IN HER TIMES. £ 6.00

Contributors are Betty T. Bennett, Pamela Clemit,Stuart Curran, E. Douka Kabitoglou, Gary Kelly, Greg Kucich,Jeanne Moskal, Mitzi Myers, Michael O'Neill, Judith Pascoe, Tilottama Rajan, Charles E. Robinson, Michael Rossington, William St. Clair, Constance Walker, & Samantha Webb. Baltimore and London. Johns Hopkins University Press. 2000. pp. xiii, 311. 8vo. D/W. ISBN 0801863341. A very good copy.

Reference: 88600

BLUMBERG, Jane. MARY SHELLEY'S EARLY NOVELS. 'This Child of Imagination and Misery'. £ 25.00

London. MacMillan. 1993. pp. xi, 257. 8vo. D/W.

Reference: 4139

BREW, Claude C. SHELLEY AND MARY IN 1817: A critical study of the text and poetical evolution of the £ 5.00

Reference: 4606

COUSINS, James H. THE WORK PROMETHEAN. Interpretations and Applications of Shelley's Poetry. £ 16.00

Madras. Ganesh & Co. 1933. pp. vii, 122. 8vo. D/W, slightly torn and faded. Partly unopened.

Reference: 8751

DE RICCI, Seymour. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SHELLEY'S LETTERS Published and Unpublished. £ 20.00

Privately Printed. 1927. pp. 296. 8vo. Tan cloth. Edges browned. 1st Edition.

Reference: 2146

FORMAN, H. Buxton. NOTE BOOKS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY from the Originals in the Library of W.K. Bixby. £ 60.00

Deciphered, Transcribed, and Edited with a full Commentary by H. Buxton Forman. New York. Phaeton Press. 1968. 3 vols. pp. xvi, 209; vii, 187; vi, 179. 10 facsimiles. 8vo. Red cloth. Reprint of the 1911 edition. A very good copy.

Reference: 19548


London. Palgrave. 2002. pp. xvi, 163. 8vo. D/W, slightly marked. Author Chronologies. General Editor Norman Page.

Reference: 14276

HOGG, Thomas jefferson. THE LIFE OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY. In Four Volumes £ 225.00

London. Edward Moxon. 1858. 2 vols. pp. xxxii, 479; (iv), 557. Frontis - Vol 1, tailpiece to each volume. 8vo. Half turquoise morocco, marbled boards. Slight damage to the last leaf of Vol 1, not affecting text. Half title in Vol 2 secured by archival tape. From Easton Neston Library. A hansome pair. Wise p117. Vols 3 and 4 were never printed and Vol 4 was never written.

Reference: 9099

McTAGGART, William J. ENGLAND IN 1819: CHURCH, STATE AND POVERTY. A study, textual and historical of A Ballad by Shelley, formerly entitled Young Parson Richards , including hitherto unpublished MS material. £ 5.00

Sheen Common. Keats Shelley Memorial Association. 1970. pp. 36. 8vo. Card covers, stapled.

Reference: 4607

SHELLEY, Mary Wollstonecraft. THE LETTERS OF MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY. Volume 1 A part of the Elect. £ 20.00

Edited by Betty T. Bennett. Baltimore and London. Johns Hopkins University Press. 1980 pp. xlv, 591; Frontis, illustrated. 8vo. D/W, frayed. ISBN 0801822750. Vol 1 only.

Reference: 54520

SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. PROMETHEUS UNBOUND. A Lyrical Drama. £ 400.00

Campden. Essex House. 1904. pp. 96. Printed under the care of C.R Ashbee who is also repsonsible for the Frontis. Royal 8vo. Full vellum with green silk ties. Published in England by Edward Arnold and in America by Samuel Buckley & Co. No. 89 of 220 copies. Loosely inserted is a note in red ink from John Betjeman on his headed note paper. 'With congratulations good wishes and ART NOUVEAU BLESSINGS to you BOTH from Penelope & John Betjeman'. On the reverse it says 'Given to us for our wedding 22nd May 1965' Whose wedding is unknown

Reference: 17870

SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. ROSALIND AND HELEN, A Modern Eclogue; with Other Poems. £ 1,400.00

London. C & J. Ollier. 1819. pp. viii, 92, (ii) of adverts. 8vo. Later half red morocco, cloth boards. Occasional faint pencil markings in the margins, some minor foxing. 1st edition. Half title present & one leaf of adverts at rear. Wise p50. Wise does not list any adverts at the rear but two leaves are normally present.

Reference: 13203

SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. THE COMPLETE WORKS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY newly edited in ten volumes. £ 780.00

Edited by Roger Ingpen and Walter E. Peck. London; New York. Ernest Benn Ltd; Charles Scribner's Sons for The Julian Editions. 1926 - 1930. 10 vols. pp. xx, 427; vi, 433; xi, 352; viii, 458; xviii, 304; vii, 380; viii, 373; lxviii, 339; xi, 348; xi, 453. 8vo. Quarter vellum, green cloth boards. Top edges gilt, leather spine labels. Vols VI & VII (Prose) lacking slip cases. Edition of 780 copies. Poems Volumes I - IV, Prose Volumes V - VII, Letters Volumes VIII - X.

Reference: 4033

SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. THE ESDAILE POEMS. Early Minor Poems from the 'Esdaile Notebook'. £ 6.00

Edited from the manuscripts with introduction, commentary, and notes by Neville Rogers. Oxford. Clarendon Press. 1966. pp. xxxiii, 136. Frontis, 1 plate. 8vo. D/W.

Reference: 3820

SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. THE WORKS IN VERSE AND PROSE now first brought togehter with many pieces not before published. £ 350.00

Edited with Prefaces, Notes and Appendices by Harry Buxton Forman. London. Reeves and Turner. 1880. 8 vols. pp. (iv), xl, 413, errata leaf; (iv), viii, 438, errata leaf; (iv), xx, 476, errata leaf; (iv), xx, 573, errata leaf; (iv), xl, 4242; (iv), viii, 408; (iv), x, 412; (iv), xii, 399. 8 frontis's, 6 plates, 1 pedigree folded. 8vo. Half blue calf, marbled boards, top edge gilt. Some light foxing and pencil markings and marginalia throughout. With the bookplate of Charles Cammell. Wise p 89. ' This edition of the writings of Shelley was composed of the sheets of the original issue of 1876 - 1880. This set retains the original half titles and titles as well as the 8 volume set titles and half titles.

Reference: 54812


The Complete Poetical Works edited by Thomas Hurtchinson. Oxford University Press. 1927. pp. xxiv, 912. Frontis. 8vo. Original red cloth, al edges gilt. Inscribed inside the front board in pencil, in her hand 'Helen Henschel 1931 from Lawrence Whistler.' Loosely inserted a long MS poem by Whistler in his hand and authenticated in Henschel's hand. Whistler's poem is entitled Shelley's boat. Transcript available on request. Lawrence Whistler is best known for his glass engraving but he was a published poet. His first book, 'Armed October' was published in 1932 and dedicated to Helen Henschel; 'The World's Room: Collected Poems' was published in 1949. 'Shelley's boat' would appear to be uncollected and maybe unpublished. Whistler was the first recipient of the King's Medal for Poetry but his glass engraving is far better than his verse. Helen Henschel was a musician and broadcaster and author of 'When Soft Voices Die', a biography of her father, Sir George Henshcel, singer, conductor and friend of Brahms. (Jim McCue)

Reference: 79050

SLICER, Thomas R. PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY. An Appreciation. With an Illustrated Bibliography. £ 30.00

New York. Privately Printed. 1903. pp. 82. Frontis, 6 facsimiles. 8vo. Boards with spine & front board labels. Limited edition of 150 copies. Unopened.

Reference: 6486

SMITH, George Barnett. SHELLEY. A Critical Biography. £ 125.00

Edinburgh. David Douglas. 1877. pp. xii, 250. 8vo. Half turquoise morocco, marbled boards, top edge gilt by John Bumpus. From the Easton Neston Library. A very hansome copy. Dunbar 1011

Reference: 89911

WEINBERG, Alan M & Timothy Webb. (Editors). THE NEGLECTED SHELLEY. £ 30.00

Contributors are Stephen C. Behrendt, Richard Cronin, Nora Crook, Jack Donovan, David Duff, Timothy Morton, Michael O'Neill, Charles E. Robinson, Diego Saglia, Maria Schoina, Timothey Webb, & Alan M. Weinberg. Farnham. Ashgate Publishing Ltd. 2015. pp. xix, 347. 1 facsimile. 8vo. D/W. ISBN 9781472465641. As new.

Reference: 9465

WEINBERG, Alan M & Timothy Webb. (Editors). THE UNFAMILIAR SHELLEY. £ 30.00

Contributors are Stephen C. Behrendt, Michael Bradshaw, Nora Crook, Jack Donovan, David Duff, Nancy Moore Goslee, Christopher R. Miller, Timothy Morton, Michael O'Neill, Martin Priestman, Donald H. Reiman, Hugh Roberts, Michael Rossington, Timothy Webb, Alan M. Weinberg, & Merle A. Williams Farnham. Ashgate. 2009. pp. xix, 369. 8 illustrations. 8vo. D/W. The Nineteenth Century Series. General Editors Vincent Newey & Joanne Shattock. A very good bright, clean copy. ISBN 9780754663904

Reference: 20452

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