Percy Bysshe Shelley Poetical Works 1893 lovely leather 2 vol. set illustrated
Percy Bysshe Shelley Poetical Works 1893 lovely leather 2 vol. set illustrated Percy Bysshe Shelley Poetical Works 1893 lovely leather 2 vol. set illustrated Percy Bysshe Shelley Poetical Works 1893 lovely leather 2 vol. set illustrated Percy Bysshe Shelley Poetical Works 1893 lovely leather 2 vol. set illustrated Percy Bysshe Shelley Poetical Works 1893 lovely leather 2 vol. set illustrated Percy Bysshe Shelley Poetical Works 1893 lovely leather 2 vol. set illustrated Percy Bysshe Shelley Poetical Works 1893 lovely leather 2 vol. set illustrated Percy Bysshe Shelley Poetical Works 1893 lovely leather 2 vol. set illustrated Percy Bysshe Shelley Poetical Works 1893 lovely leather 2 vol. set illustrated Percy Bysshe Shelley Poetical Works 1893 lovely leather 2 vol. set illustrated
$ 250.00

(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Poetry, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Leather Sets).

The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, ed. by Edward Dowden.
Published 1893, New York by Thomas Y. Crowell & Company.
2 volumes. 705 pages. Text in English. Vol. 1 engraved frontis portrait, several other rotogravure type plates on heavy paper throughout. 

On front blank fly leaf the early owner Anita Meyer has affixed 2 small dried flowers from the grave of Shelly in Rome and written the date 1897 and presumably the verse that is written on his tomb stone.

Period 1/2 leather bindings, slightly raised bands, gilt compartment decorations & title lettering, marbled covers & end papers, top edges gilt. Fine custom art nouveau bookplates (by R.E. Renaud) of owner to pastedowns.

Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.

Bindings gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, remains overall attractive as an object.

Text block paper is gently toned, internally still clean, well preserved, tight, sound.

Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. 

Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique set survives.

Books Measure c. 8" H x 5 3/8" W.

[B3855].