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SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822). The Cenci. London: 'Italy. Printed for C. and J. Ollier', 1819.
8° (228 x 145mm). Preliminary blank leaf \Kp\k1. (Scattered light spotting, lacking final blank leaf called for by Grolier.) Late 19th-century crushed red morocco gilt by Chambolle-Duru, the covers elaborately gilt with borders of foliate, shell and mask tools, the spine gilt in 6 compartments, lettered in 2, the others decorated with mask tools within frames, roll-tooled gilt turn-ins, blue morocco doublures with elaborate strapwork borders and foliate cornerpieces, red watered silk endleaves, gilt edges (extremities lightly rubbed, corners bumped).
FIRST EDITION. Wise Shelley p.51; Grolier Shelley 50.
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