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EPIPSYCHIDION:  VERSES ADDRESSED TO THE NOBLE AND UNFORTUNATE LADY EMILIA V ____  NOW IMPRISONED IN THE CONVENT OF ____ by  Percy B.] [Shelley - 1821 - from William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB (SKU: WRCLIT66924)

EPIPSYCHIDION: VERSES ADDRESSED TO THE NOBLE AND UNFORTUNATE LADY EMILIA V ____ NOW IMPRISONED IN THE CONVENT OF ____

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EPIPSYCHIDION: VERSES ADDRESSED TO THE NOBLE AND UNFORTUNATE LADY EMILIA V ____ NOW IMPRISONED IN THE CONVENT OF ____

by [Shelley, Percy B.]

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London: C. and J. Ollier, 1821. [6],[7]-31,[1]pp. Octavo. Sewn self-wrappers, untrimmed. Some dust tanning at extended edges, a few soft creases and light spots of soiling, but a very good copy. Full morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition, published anonymously, and one of Shelley's scarcest later publications. This copy has the title in the form with the colon after the main title. The lady addressed in the subtitle, Emilia Viviani, is generally regarded as the motivation for the poem's completion rather than its original inspiration, as Grannis quotes Richard Garnett's observation that the poem was in its first draft before Shelley made her acquaintance. It was long asserted that the edition consisted of only one hundred copies, but recent scholarship suggests a modestly larger edition, perhaps on the order of three hundred copies. GRANNISS, pp.65-7. WISE, P.59. TINKER 1900. NCBEL III:315.

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Title
EPIPSYCHIDION: VERSES ADDRESSED TO THE NOBLE AND UNFORTUNATE LADY EMILIA V ____ NOW IMPRISONED IN THE CONVENT OF ____
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[Shelley, Percy B.]
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C. and J. Ollier
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1821
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edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
morocco
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octavo
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