London: Printed and Published by R. Carlile, 1822. First published edition, second issue, with Carlile title page and Carlile's slip over Clark imprint at p. 182 ; dedication leaf bound after title page; text on pp.146-148 without omissions. 182 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Uncut. Bound in full green french levant, t.e.g. Bookplate of Rudolph August Williams. Front joint with slight traces of wear, else fine. First published edition, second issue, with Carlile title page and Carlile's slip over Clark imprint at p. 182 ; dedication leaf bound after title page; text on pp.146-148 without omissions. 182 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. 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 W. Clark without the poet's authorization (Clark spent 4 months in prison for it), and, according to Granniss 'some copies contain the dedication to Harriet (his first wife who had committed suicide in 1816), and in some, certain words and lines have been omitted..." According to Graniss, "Clark's sheets fell into the hands of Carlile who issued them both in the original and mutilated forms, in 1822 ..." Graniss 19; Forman 22; Tinker 1888
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