Shelley at Oxford

Shelley at Oxford

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Shelley at Oxford 1944 Edition

Edited By Walter Sidney Scott

Printed In Berkshire At the Golden Cockerel Press

The Volume is in Very Good Condition in quarter brown morocco over green cloth, with the spine divided into five compartments by four raised bands, with gilt lettering along the spine: externally the board and spine are lightly scuffed in general, with wear to the cloth surface and board corners bumped a bit. Internally the leaves are generally clean and broadly margined, with little in the way of stains, tears, foxing or toning.
The Volume is Complete in All Respects With Frontispiece and Three Portrait Plates. See below for pagination & dimensions.


Frontispiece and Title - Shelley at Oxford

Of The Golden Cockerel Press

The Golden Cockerel Press was a major English fine press operating between 1920 and 1961. The private press was famous for beautiful handmade limited editions of classic works produced to the very highest of standards. The type was hand-set and the books were printed on handmade paper, and sometimes on vellum. A major feature of Golden Cockerel books was the original illustrations, usually wood engravings, contributed by, among others, Eric Gill, Robert Gibbings, John Buckland Wright, Blair Hughes-Stanton, Agnes Miller Parker, David Jones, Mark Severin, Dorothea Braby, Lettice Sandford, Gwenda Morgan, and Eric Ravilious. The press was credited with having made a significant contribution to the revival of the British tradition of wood engraving.

Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the major English Romantic poets, and is regarded by some as among the finest lyric and philosophical poets in the English language, and one of the most influential. A radical in his poetry as well as in his political and social views, Shelley did not see fame during his lifetime, but recognition of his achievements in poetry grew steadily following his death. Shelley was a key member of a close circle of visionary poets and writers that included Lord Byron, Leigh Hunt, Thomas Love Peacock, and his own second wife, Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein.

Pagination & Dimensions

The volume is paginated as follows: [6]-79. The volume collates as follows: [A]-E8. The volume measures about 25.5 cm. By 19.5 cm. By 1.5 cm. Each leaf measures about 250 mm. By 190 mm.

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