Shelly's Complete Poetical Works 1919 tree-calf leather gift book gorgeousBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Percy Shelley, Poetry, Decorative Leather Binding, old book, leather bound book].
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The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Including Materials Never Before Printed in Any Edition of the Poems, ed. Thomas Hutchinson.
Published 1919, London by Oxford University Press.
912 pages. Text in English.
Period full tree calf leather binding, raised and gilt bands, compartments ornately decorated in gilt, title in gilt on contrasting green leather band. Prize binding- central gilt decoration and ruled front cover. Beautiful marbled end papers, turn-ins decoratively stamped in blind. All edges marbled. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Binding remains tight and sound, interior contents clean and largely free of spotting or foxing. Frontis portrait protected by original tissue guard.
Exceptional antiquarian survival with a beautiful shelf appearance.
Book measures: 7 1/4" H X 5" W.