First published edition

Queen Mab.

London: Printed and Published by W. Clark, 1821.

First published edition. 182, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. First published edition. Later three quarter green morocco and cloth. Near fine with faint foxing on title page and adverts. Bookplate of John Markle 2nd Graniss 19; Tinker 1888. Item #19283

This is the first published edition of Shelley's first poem of any length. It was privately printed in 1813 in a very small edition, and originally contained a poetical dedication to Harriet which Shelley was in the habit of cutting out in copies he gave to friends.
Much to Shelley's consternation, this edition was printed by Clarke without the poet's authorization (Clarke spent 4 months in prison for it), and, according to Granniss "some copies contain the dedication to Harriet, and in some, certain words and lines have been omitted ..." This copy is without the dedication and at pp. 146 & 147, certain words have been omitted in the text; the leaf of advertisements is present.

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