The Grosvenor Rare Book Room recently took delivery of the Kelmscott Press Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley and a beautiful edition/addition it is! Limited to 250 copies, this lovely 3-volume set inches the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library a little closer to completing the Kelmscott Press collection according to William S. Peterson’s list in The Kelmscott Press.
This lovely octavo is bound in typical limp vellum with remnants of its silk ties and, curiously within the text, there is no red ink used in volume one, although it is used in the second volume and some in volume three. Every Kelmscott Press book is a wonder to behold. We gratefully celebrate the addition of this title to the Grosvenor Rare Book Collection!