Published by The Folio Society in 1949, a very early Folio Society printing. First edition, first impression thus. 7.5 inches x 5 inches.
A beautifully produced and highly collectable edition of Shelley's poems. Fine binding in full blue morocco leather. Gilt panels to front and rear boards with floral corner pieces. Spine with raised bands, gilt lines, titles and centre gilt motifs to panels. Floral gilt rolls to inner turn-ins, gilt lines to board edges and headcaps.Signed by the binder in gilt on lower front turn-in. All gilt work tooled by hand in 24 carat gold leaf. All edges of text block are original, top edge dark brown in colour. Exterior - the fine binding is in immaculate condition. Interior - text and all illustrations very clean, amazingly so for a book which is now 70 years old.
I provide tracking information to the purchaser once dispatched. An opportunity to acquire a very early Folio Society printing, now preserved in a handsome fine binding. Would make a wonderful gift and collector's item.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions about the book or binding. Andrew Sims is a passionate exponent of traditional fine binding. He has won multiple awards for his historic binding and traditional gold finishing work. He aspires to the work of the great binderies past such as Sangorski & Sutcliffe, Bayntun Riviere, Zaehnsdorf and Birdsall. The item "Poems Shelley 1st First Folio Society Edition 1949 Fine Signed Binding" is in sale since Monday, April 8, 2019.
This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "andrew--sims--bookbinding" and is located in Monmouthshire.
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