SHELLEY’S POEMS AND TRANSLATIONS, IN LOVELY PUBLISHER'S VELLUM-GILT
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Lyrical Poems and Translations. WITH: The Dramatic Poems. London: Chatto & Windus, 1918-22. Two volumes. Square octavo, original full vellum, top edge gilt, uncut. $1600.
Florence Press editions of Shelley’s poems and translations, in beautiful publisher's vellum-gilt.
With prefaces by C.H. Herford, "the most accomplished English scholar of his age" (DNB). Chatto & Windus established the Florence Press to produce trade books with the look and feel of private press books. Tiny bookseller ticket. Contemporary pencil owner signature.
Interior lovely and fine, vellum bowing slightly as usual with only slightest soiling. A beautiful copy in very nearly fine condition.