Item #05479 Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats. SHELLEY, sshe, CHISWICK PRESS, SANGORSKI, binders SUTCLIFFE.
Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats
Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats

Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats

London: Chiswick Press for the Reed Pale Press, 1935. Item #05479

“No more let life divide what death can join together.”

SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats. London: [Chiswick Press for the Reed Pale Press], 1935.

Limited to 250 numbered copies printed on hand-made paper, of which this is no. 190.

Small quarto (8 3/8 x 7 1/8 inches; 214 x 181 mm.). [1-4], 5-31, [32], [2, limitation printed in red, verso blank] pp. Title-page printed in black and red, chapter numbers printed in red.

Publisher's unbleached vellum by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, other uncut, red silk ties. Housed in the original gray card slipcase with matching limitation number. Slipcase slightly split otherwise a very fine copy.

A fine limited edition of Shelley s moving tribute to his fallen friend, the poet John Keats.

"Adonais was printed by the Chiswick Press for the Reed Pale Press, which was founded by Edmund D. Brooks and his son Edmund Brooks of Minneapolis. The Chiswick Press had taken leadership during the 19th century revival of great printing and continued to print high-class work until it ceased trading in 1962" (Glaister, 94).

Glaister, 94; Ransom, 33.

Price: $350.00