Rare First Edition of Percy Bysshe Shelley's Rare First Book
Zostrozzi: A Romance.
Shelley, Percy Bysshe.
Item Number: 30041
London: G. Wilkie And J. Robinson, 1608.
First edition of the author’s rare first book. 12 mo, bound in full leather with some cracking to the spine area. Some browning and wear to the interior.
Other Books by this Author
“A poet is a nightingale who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.” First edition, first issue of Posthumous Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley; one of fewer than 500 copies printed and 300 copies sold
London: Printed for John and Henry L. Hunt, 1824.
First edition, first issue of this collection edited and with a preface by Mary Shelley, containing the first publication of much of Shelley’s work. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, raised gilt bands. One of fewer than 500 copies printed and fewer than 300 actually sold before Mary Shelley reluctantly complied to Shelley’s father’s demands that she publish nothing more about his son during his own lifetime. From the library of Virginia bibliophile and historian Christopher Clark Geest with his bookplate to the pastedown. Housed in a custom half morocco box. Rare and desirable.
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.
“Only God knows how much I love you”: First American Edition of the Love In The Time Of Cholera; Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988.
First American edition of Garcia Marquez’s work, which ranks as one of the great novels of the last half of the twentieth century. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson and Chip Kidd. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"Maybe when people longed for a thing that bad the longing made them trust in anything that might give it to them": First Edition of Carson McCuller's The Heart is a Lonely Hunter; Inscribed by Her
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1940.
First edition, first printing with the date on the title page of the author’s first novel and masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows only light wear. Inscribed by Carson McCullers on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very sharp example, uncommon signed and inscribed.
“I HATE EVERYTHING WHICH IS NOT IN MYSELF”: First British Edition of The Naked and the Dead; Inscribed by Norman Mailer
London: Allan Wingate, 1949.
First British edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For ________ ________, Spent a winter once in Jamaica, Vermont, back in 1949, Loved it. Cheers Norman Mailer.” Very good in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by James Holland.