First Edition of Percy Bysshe Essays, from Abroad, Translations and Fragments

  • Essays, from Abroad, Translations and Fragments.
  • Essays, from Abroad, Translations and Fragments.

Essays, from Abroad, Translations and Fragments.

$1,200.00

Item Number: 62051

London: Edward Moxon, 1850.

First edition of this collection of essays by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Edited by Mrs. Shelley. Octavo, bound in contemporary three-quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles to the spine, gilt top edge, marbled endpapers. Complete with half titles. In near fine condition with light rubbing and wear.

Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the major English Romantic poets, and is regarded as among the finest lyric poets in the English language, and one of the most influential. A radical in his poetry as well as in his political and social views, Shelley did not see fame during his lifetime, but recognition for his poetry grew steadily following his death. Shelley was a key member of a close circle of visionary poets and writers that included Lord Byron, Leigh Hunt, Thomas Love Peacock, and his own second wife, Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein.

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