The Revolt of Islam. A Poem, In Twelve Cantos.

The Revolt of Islam. A Poem, In Twelve Cantos.
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London: Printed for John Brooks, 1829. 8vo, xxxii, 270 pp. and errata leaf at end. Full brown morocco, covers ruled in blind and with gilt corner stamps, backstrip with gilt titles and floral stamps in compartments, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Backstrip and corners lightly worn, scattered foxing. Shelley bookplate of Buxton Forman. Brooks edition, with a new title page, using the text of the first edition, second issue, with the fly-title correctly bound as d1, and the preface ending on p. xxi "The original quires and cancel leaves of the work fell into the hands of John Brooks, who issued them, in 1829, with a new title." (Granniss/Grolier Shelley 46). This copy has the distinction of being from the collection of Buxton Forman, the famous editor of Shelley and Keats and the infamous creator of literary forgeries in partnership with Thomas Wise. The poem was first published with the title "Laon and Cythna; or, The Revolution of the Golden City: A Vision of the Nineteenth Century" in 1817. Mary Shelley wrote of it: “He chose for his hero a youth nourished in dreams of liberty, some of whose actions are in direct opposition to the opinions of the world, but who is animated throughout by an ardent love of virtue, and a resolution to confer the boons of political and intellectual freedom on his fellow-creatures. He created for this youth a woman such as he delighted to imagine—full of enthusiasm for the same objects; and they both, with will unvanquished and the deepest sense of the justice of their cause, met adversity and death.” (Item Id: 109297)

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