AUTHOR: SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe
TITLE: Epipsychidion. The Shelley Society's Publications. Second Series. No 7.
PUBLISHER: London: The Shelley Society, 1887.
DESCRIPTION: PRESENTATION COPY. 1 vol., inscribed on the half-title "Walter Theodore Watts (Dunton) from Algernon Charles Swinburne". Bound in the publisher's original blue/green printed paper boards.
CONDITION: Head and foot of spine rubbed with some slight loss, corners rubbed, hinges fine.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Watts-Dunton had considerable influence as the friend of many of the leading men of letters of his time. In 1879 Swinburne's alcoholic dysentery so alarmed him that he moved the poet into his semi-detached home, The Pines, 11 Putney Hill, Putney, which they shared for nearly thirty years until Swinburne's death in 1909. Although Watts is widely praised for extending Swinburne's life and encouraging his enthusiasm for the landscape verse that was amongst the best of his later works, Watts has been castigated for sabotaging the completion of Swinburne's erotic sadomasochistic novel Lesbia Brandon.