DOVES PRESS. SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. ~ Shelley.
One of 200 copies on paper. Printed in red and black, two lines printed in Greek on p.86. Sm. 4to., bound in original limp vellum with gilt lettering on spine. Very good.
Cobden-Sanderson planned his anthologies of the great poets very carefully and they formed a key part of the later output of the Doves Press. In his volume of Shelley “the poems progress from ‘dejection, longing, love, satiety, despair, and death’ towards immortality, where the poet is made one iwth nature, and ‘The world’s great age begins anew’ (Tidcombe p.70).