Large Paper Edition, limited to 250 numbered copies
Shelley, Percy Bysshe : The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley : The Text Newly Collated And Revised And Edited With A Memoir And Notes By George Edward Woodbury
The Riverside Press, Cambridge (MA) : 1892
Complete 8 Vols. set published by The Riverside Press, Cambridge (MA) in 1892. The Large Paper Edition, with this being Number '127' of only 250 copies. Finely bound in contemporary full red morocco, boards with gilt roll-tooled borders around double gilt-ruled fillet borders, enclosing gilt panel with four floral and pointille corner-pieces with central on-laid black morocco discs, spines gilt compartments, lettered directly in two and at foot in gilt, others with elaborate floral panels, five raised bands with decorative central rule, gilt ruled board edges, doublures of black crushed morocco with two double gilt-ruled fillet borders enclosing floral corner-pieces depicting roses surrounded by wreaths of leafed branches with two additional branches either side, within red crushed morocco turn-ins with gilt-tooled borders around triple gilt-ruled enclosing gilt fillet border with small gilt disc corner-pieces, white watered silk end-papers, white silk markers. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Printed on fine rag paper. Frontis of Shelley with tissue guard to vol. 1. Mild toning and spotting to the text-block and to some of the page edges. Free from inscriptions and erasures. Light rubbing to the spine folds and bands of some of the volumes. The books are protected in loose Mylar archival covers. A very handsome finely bound set of the author's complete poetical works.
CONDITION: Very Good++