SCOTT, Walter Sidney [Ed.] The Athenians, Harriet & Mary [&] Shelley at Oxford. London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1943 & 1944.
4to, 3 vols; half quarter morocco over blue cloth boards, spine with four raised bands, and lettered in gilt with publisher's devices to spine; upper edge gilt, else untrimmed; pp. [vi], 5-86, [iv]; [vi], 5-84, [ii]; [viii], 7-79, [iii]; light markings to boards and bumps to corners; slight variance in the colour of the leather to vol ii; aside from light toning to the page edges, near-fine.
Limited editions. The Athenians No. 74 of 350 numbered copies, Harriet & Mary No. 354 of 500 numbered copies, Shelley at Oxford No. 228 of 500 numbered copies. All printed on perpetua type, on Arnold's mould-made paper.
A complete set of all three volumes of Hogg's correspondence. The first volume contains correspondence between Thomas Jefferson Hogg and his friends Thomas Love Peacock, Leigh Hunt, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and others. The second contains the relations between Percy Bysshe Shelley, Harriet Shelley, Mary Shelley, and Thomas Jefferson Hogg. The third details the early correspondence of P. B. Shelley with his friend T. J. Hogg, together with letters of Mary Shelley and T. L. Peacock and a hithero unpublished prose fragment by Shelley.
Considering the fact that all three of these volumes were published during the war, this is a charming set, with a superior paper quality not often found during this time period.