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The Rev. Stopford A Brooke
The Inaugural Address To The Shelley Society, Lines on the Inaugural Meeting of The Shelley Society and Prologue to Hellas
London, Privately Printed, 1886. Leather. London: Privately Printed, 1886. Leather. Very Good Indeed. 9" by 6". None. Three volumes of interesting work on and by Percy Bysshe Shelley. All three volumes were privately printed and are from a limited print run so are therefore very scarce. Bound as one volume. The Inaugural Address is one of twenty-five copies printed, Lines of The Inaugural Meeting is one of thirty copies and Prologue to Hellas is one of twenty copies printed. Illustrated portrait frontispiece to Prologue to Hellas. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. In a G Winstanley, Manchester binding as indicated from binder's stamp to bottom of front pastedown. Fleur de Lis watermark of Van Gelder to The Inaugural Address, most visible to page 15. Van Gelder name watermark visible to Lines alongside a watermark of a man stood on a ball holding possibly a club or a scythe. Visible to most pages. Whatman 1884 watermark to Prologue to Hellas most visible to bottom of final two pages. With two newspaper clippings on Rev. Stopford A Brooke, the speaker/writer of The Inaugural Address loosely inserted to front endpapers. Ink gift inscriptions written from Thomas J Wise, editor of the final volume bound in this book, Prologue to Hellas. In a half calf G Winstantley binding. Externally, very smart. Light rubbing to joints and to extremities. Gift inscription to recto of edition page to Lines and to verso of half title page to Prologue,'To J C Abbott, Esq with T J Wise's Comps' and 'To J C … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]

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