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"We Pity the Plumage, But Forget the Dying - SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe - 1843. [1226401]
[London]: "Reprinted for Thomas Rodd", 1843. First edition. Fine. Octavo. Gatherings stiched; red morocco slipcase. FIRST EDITION. According to Wise: "In 1843, when advertising the present pamphlet for sale, Rodd asserted that it was a facsimile reprint of an alleged original edition of which the author had printed twenty copies in 1816. No example of this mysterious original has ever been unearthed; no trace of it beyond Rodd's own statement has ever been discovered; and no mention of any kind either of its printing or distribution is to be found in the correspondence of Shelley or any of his friends. My own opinion is that no original ever existed, that the private impression of twenty copies was a myth, and that Rodd's so-called facsimile reprint of 1843 is in fact the actual princeps of the Address" (Ashley V, p.64). Granniss Shelley, pp.43-44; Wise Shelley, p.46.
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