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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

The Revolt of Islam.

SHELLEY (Percy Bysshe).

SHELLEY (Percy Bysshe).

The Revolt of Islam; A Poem, in Twelve Cantos.

First Edition, Second Issue. 8vo. [215 x 130 x 25 mm]. xxxii, [ii], 270, [2] pp. Bound c.1900 by Zaehnsdorf (signed in gilt on the front turn-in and with their blind stamp on the rear doublure) in dark brown goatskin, the covers tooled in gilt with a fillet border and panel of two fillets enclosing an all-over design of repeated flower heads, leafy stems and dots. The spine divided into six panels with gilt compartments, lettered in the second and fourth and dated at the foot, the others with a flower head and stems, the edges of the boards tooled with a gilt double fillet, the turn-ins with fillets, leafy stems and dots, green silk doublures and endleaves, gilt edges. (Rebacked by Aquarius preserving the original spine).
London: by B. McMillan, for C. and J. Ollier, 1818.

With a blank leaf after the title, the rare fly-title with the quote from Pindar after p.xxxii, and the final errata leaf. This is the second issue of the first edition, with the correctly dated title-page. A very good copy in an attractive Zaehnsdorf binding.

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