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The Revolt of Islam: a Poem in twelve cantos.
Shelley, Percy Bysshe.
London: C. & J. Ollier, 1818. First ed. The second issue with correctly dated title page. 8vo. Errata Leaf (b2) bound at end. Fly title correctly bound as dl. Occasional light foxing. Reference: Ashley V, p.68. Grannis 44.
Bound by Zaehnsdorf in full brown crush morocco, covers with double filet border enclosed inlaid borders of black and crimson morocco and elaborate gilt panels of repeated fleur-de lys or arabesques. Red and black morocco labels “Revolt.....” All edges gilt; silk doublures. Remarkable binding and in remarkably fine condition. In a black felt-lined cloth folding box. An exhibition binding by Zaehnsdorf which celebrates the genius of Shelley.