Finely Bound Work of The Poems of Shelley; Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe

  • Poems of Shelley.
  • Poems of Shelley.

Poems of Shelley.

Item Number: 78233

London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1922.

Octavo, bound in full brown calf by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, raised bands, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, double gilt ruled, dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edged gilt. Selected and arranged by Stopford A. Brooke. In near fine condition. A lovely example.

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.