"Nothing in the world is single; All things by a law divine In one another's being mingle:— Why not I with thine?": Finely Bound Set of the Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Edited by Mary Shelley.
Bysshe Shelley, Percy.$1,500.00
Item Number: 61018
London: Edward Moxon, 1847.
Finely bound set to the Poetical Works of Shelley. Octavo, 3 volumes. Bound in contemporary paneled calf, elaborate gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, inner dentelles, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Frontispiece of Shelley to volume one. In near fine condition. 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.