489
489
Shelley, Percy Bysshe
QUEEN MAB. PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY R. CARLILE, 1822
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1,5002,000
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489
Shelley, Percy Bysshe
QUEEN MAB. PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY R. CARLILE, 1822
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 2,250 GBP
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Shelley, Percy Bysshe
QUEEN MAB. PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY R. CARLILE, 1822
8vo, first published edition, second issue, with 2pp. dedication to Harriet at end, full green morocco gilt by Riviere & Son, spine gilt in compartments, gilt dentelles, some spotting
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Provenance

Robert Hoe (1839-1909), printing press manufacturer and first president of the Grolier Club, New York, book label; his sale, Anderson Auctions, New York, 21 November 1912, lot 2928; John Whipple Frothingham, bookplate

Literature

Ashley Library V p.150; see Granniss 19; see Hayward 225; Wise, A Shelley Library p.92

Catalogue Note

In 1821, radical London bookseller William Clark issued an unauthorised edition of Queen Mab, which although completed in 1813, had previously only been published privately for distribution to the poet’s circle (often with the dedication to his first wife cut out). Shelley wrote immediately to Leigh Hunt at The Examiner to denounce the piracy and instigated legal action against Clark, who was sentenced to four months in prison. Clark's remaining sheets then fell into the hands of Carlile, who reissued them with a new title page, and, as in this copy, with his imprint pasted over Clark's on the final page of the text.

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