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Author SHELLEY, Percy Bryce.
Title Queen Mab; A Philosophical Poem
Stock Code 1932
Dates 1821
Published New York: William Baldwin
Description Original drab boards, with title and gift inscription in ink to the front board (This dates from 1894). printed by William Baldwin & Co. 1821 Baldwin's ad. on verso of final leaf. Owner’s bookplate to inside front board. Printed title, the preface signed 'A Pantheist', the Ode to Shelley by 'R.C.F.', and the 2pp Argument. The false imprint was used to avoid prosecution for publishing an 'atheistic' poem.
Note William Bryce Orme, was the District Surgeon for the Malay States, and author of medical works and articles on medicine in the colonies and army medical issues (malingering etc).
Edition First Thus
Condition The boards are tidy, but a little bumped. Internally clean, but a couple of the gathers have been reinforce in place neatly with archival tape. A few pencil annotations. A respectable copy of this earlywork.
Paper Size 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
Binding Hard Cover
Price £300.00

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