“THE AGE WOULD SEIZE UPON SHELLEY”
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Posthumous Poems. London, 1824.
First edition, first issue, edited and with a preface by Mary Shelley, containing the first publication of much of Shelley's work, handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by Root & Sons. One of fewer than 500 copies printed and fewer than 300 actually sold before Mary Shelley acquiesced to Shelley's father's demands to publish nothing more about his son during his own lifetime. $4200.