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Percy Bysshe Shelley
Poems Of [Percy Bysshe] SHELLEY Selected and Arranged by Stopford A Brooke [In a Fine Gilt Decorated Binding with Silk End Papers and Paste Downs by Ramage of London]
Macmillan & Co. London: Macmillan and Co. 1913, Later Edition. Superb binding with gilt decoration to spine, both boards and inner paste downs. Inlaid green leather to the spine and front board centre and corners. End papers and paste downs are covered in silk with the paste down’s bordered in leather and gilt and the binder’s mark at the base of the front paste down. Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets, widely regarded as one of the finest lyric and philosophical poets in the English language. 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 became a key member of a close circle of visionary poets and writers that included Lord Byron, John Keats, Leigh Hunt, Thomas Love Peacock and his own second wife, Mary Shelley (the author of Frankenstein). Stopford Augustus Brooke (1832-1916) was an Irish churchman, royal chaplain and writer. He was born in the rectory of Glendoen, near Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland, of which parish his maternal grandfather, Joseph Stopford, was then rector. He was the eldest son of the Rev. Richard Sinclair Brooke, later incumbent of the Mariners' church, Kingstown (now Dún Laoghaire), and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1857, and held various charges in London. From 1863 to 1865 he was chaplain to the Empress Frederick in Berlin. In 1869 with his brother Edward he made long tours of Donegal and Sligo, an … [Click Below for Full Description]
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