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Complete Poetical Works of Shelley : French Levant Fine Binding : Trow Bindery

Complete Poetical Works of Shelley : French Levant Fine Binding : Trow Bindery

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The Complete Poetical Works of Shelley :  (Beautiful Finely Bound Book)

Edited with Textual Notes by Thomas Hutchinson

Published: Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1904. Full leather fine binding. Bound in fine genuine French Levant goatskin leather as stamped to the inside rear board. Gilt to both boards and spine as well as to the turn-ins and the top edges of the boards. Gilt to all page edges.

The block pattern used on the boards was first used by Maurice Kalaba of the Trow bindery. It shows up on later work signed “Stikeman & Co, NY”, after about 1915. We have never seen the “Genuine Levant” stamp on Stikeman work, and so think this may be Trow bindery, but unsigned.

In fine condition as can be seen from the images provided. Overall a handsome and well presented volume of Shelley's works.

Percy Bysshe Shelley
(4 August 1792 – 8 July 1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets. A radical in his poetry as well as in his political and social views, Shelley did not achieve fame during his lifetime, but recognition of his achievements in poetry grew steadily following his death and he became an important influence on subsequent generations of poets including Robert Browning, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Thomas Hardy, and W. B. Yeats. American literary critic Harold Bloom describes him as "a superb craftsman, a lyric poet without rival, and surely one of the most advanced sceptical intellects ever to write a poem."
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