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Masque of Anarchy
1832 - SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Masque of Anarchy. A Poem. Now First Published, With a Preface By Leigh Hunt. London: Edward Moxon, 1832. Small octavo, original cloth. $2200.First edition, with half title and advertisement leaf at the end."The poem was written in 1819 on the occasion of the infamous "˜Peterloo' affair, and was sent to Leigh Hunt, for publication in The Examiner, before November 1819. Hunt did not publish it then, but saved it till 1832, and then issued it with a preface of considerable interest" (Forman, 112-113). Hunt refused to publish it during Shelley's lifetime for fear of political prosecution. Without rear free endpaper. CBEL III: 214. Wise, 71. Bookplate.Light fading to cloth, spine toned, with traces of original paper spine label; text fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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