SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Masque of Anarchy. Now First Published, with a Preface by Leigh Hunt. (FIRST EDITION FIRST BINDING COMPLETELY UNRESTORED - 1832)
AUTHOR: SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe
TITLE: The Masque of Anarchy. Now First Published, with a Preface by Leigh Hunt.
PUBLISHER: London: Edward Moxon, 1832.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION FIRST BINDING COMPLETELY UNRESTORED. 1 vol., 12mo, bound in the original tan boards [the secondary binding was cloth], printed paper spine label partially present, uncut as issued, Housed in a full green straight grained morocco solider slipcase, gilt lettered spine.
CONDITION: Outer hinges starting, inner hinges fine, internally clean and bright, a VERY GOOD UNSOPHISTICATED COPY.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Written to denounce the state of things that occasioned the notorious 'Peterloo Massacre' at Manchester in 1819 for publication in The Examiner, but turned down by the editor, Leigh Hunt, "...because [he] thought that the public at large had not become sufficiently discerning to do justice to the sincerity and kind-heartedness of the spirit that walked in this flaming robe of verse."