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Shelley, Percy Bysshe
LAON AND CYTHNA; OR, THE REVOLUTION OF THE GOLDEN CITY: A VISION OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. IN THE STANZA OF SPENCER. PRINTED FOR SHERWOOD, NEELY & JONES AND C. AND J. OLLIER, 1818
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LAON AND CYTHNA; OR, THE REVOLUTION OF THE GOLDEN CITY: A VISION OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. IN THE STANZA OF SPENCER. PRINTED FOR SHERWOOD, NEELY & JONES AND C. AND J. OLLIER, 1818
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Shelley, Percy Bysshe
LAON AND CYTHNA; OR, THE REVOLUTION OF THE GOLDEN CITY: A VISION OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. IN THE STANZA OF SPENCER. PRINTED FOR SHERWOOD, NEELY & JONES AND C. AND J. OLLIER, 1818
8vo, FIRST EDITION, second issue (without the fly-title for Laon and Cythna), 1pp. errata at end, fine green morocco gilt by Riviere & Son, title in gilt on both upper and lower board within decorative classical borders, spine gilt in compartments, top edge gilt, collector's marbled slipcase, spine very slightly faded
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Literature

Ashley Library V p.65-67; Hayward 227; Granniss 39; Wise, A Shelley Library p.47-49

Catalogue Note

"...it is first published, and then the publisher, as if the author had deceived him as to the contents of the work, and as if the inevitable consequence of its publication would by ignominy and punishment, and as if none should dare to touch it or look at it, retracts..." (Shelley to Charles Ollier, 11 December 1817).

THE FIRST SUPPRESSED EDITION, which was withdrawn by Ollier despite Shelley's objections and reissued later in 1818 as The Revolt of Islam with significant revisions (resulting in 26 cancel leaves) and the final paragraph of the Preface omitted.

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