"O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?": Finely Bound Complete Set of the Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley.
  • The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley.
  • The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Item Number: 78051

Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1892.

Large paper edition of the Complete Poetical Works of Shelley, one of 250 copies. Octavo, 8 volumes. Bound in three quarters morocco, elaborate gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Frontispiece of Shelley to volume one. In fine condition. Edited by George Edward Woodberry. An exceptional set.

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.