Order Nr. 136271 ODE TO THE WEST WIND. Shelley, she.
ODE TO THE WEST WIND.
ODE TO THE WEST WIND.
ODE TO THE WEST WIND.
ODE TO THE WEST WIND.

ODE TO THE WEST WIND.

(Celnius Press).
  • Florence, Italy: L-D Allen Press, The, 1951.
  • 4to
  • Original pink wrappers, front cover titled in black.
  • unpaginated

Price: $400.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 136271

Limited to 100 copies. A fine copy. Printed by Lewis and Dorothy Allen as a Christmas keepsake for their friends from their hand press. The type face is Romanée, hand-set; the paper is English hand-made, printed damp; and the cover paper is from the Fabriano mill which is situated not far from Florence. Printed in brown with hand-colored floral decorations to every page by Dorothy Allen.

From the introduction: "This ode, described as the most perfect of English lyrics, illustrates Shelley's superior gift of expression. In 1819 he also composed Prometheus Unbound (cited as the most radiant of all Utopian visions), and The Cenci (greatest of the tragedies since Shakespeare). That these three poems, each taking a supreme place among its own kind, should have been produced by one man and in a single year of his life, is one of the astonishing accomplishments of literary biography."