The Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Illustrated by Richard Shirley Smith. Illustrated Edition. Heritage Press. New York, 1974.

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English Romantic poet Percy Shelley was an apparition in the early nineteenth century. His contemporaries largely panned his style, politics, and poetry. He did not receive acclaim in his lifetime despite running in some of the most notable artistic circles, composed of his second wife, Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein), Lord Byron, John Keats, and others. When Shelley died at the age of 29, few thought his work would have such a lasting impact, and yet his acclaim grew over the course of decades. Today he is recognized as one of the most important English poets of all time. This collection of his work recognizes Shelley’s genius with his greatest poems alongside handsome illustrations by Richard Shirley Smith. His major texts, including “Ozymandias,” “Ode to the West Wind,” and “Adonais” are sectioned by subject matter in ways that capture Shelley’s own focus. 

This illustrated edition is in fine condition. In the original quarter cloth and decorated boards, fine. Gilt spine label. Text block fine. Smith illustrations superb. In the original slipcase, near-fine with only fading along edges. With the publisher’s original Sandglass pamphlet laid in.

A fine illustrated edition of Percy Shelley’s poems.

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The Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Illustrated by Richard Shirley Smith. Illustrated Edition. Heritage Press. New York, 1974.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in