First U.S. Trade Edition of THE SENSITIVE PLANT by Percy Bysshe Shelley with an introduction by Edmund Gosse, illustrations by Charles Robinson and published by William Heinemann, London England and J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, Pa in 1911. Original dust jacket, original full green cloth with gilt decorated pictorial front board and spine, top edge gilt, illustrated endpapers, illustrated half-title, pictorial title-page, first page of the introduction framed in a pictorial border with a large decorative initial, eighteen tipped-in color plates with tissue guards (including frontis), numerous color and black and white vignettes in text, headpieces, tailpieces, and initials. Book shows normal wear. Illustrated jacket with chip to upper spine edge and a 2" x 3/4" piece missing from rear top edge of jacket. Otherwise very good. Boards clean and internally, illustrated end pages clean with a bit of toning to rear end page. Hand written dedication and date in black ink on 2nd flyleaf. Pages clean with a bit of very light foxing to a few pages and the eighteen tipped-in color plates all in excellent condition. A couple pages with gutter splits but binding is tight in these areas. There are no loose, torn or missing pages and binding tight. Illustrator Charles Robinson (1870-1937) was a prolific British book illustrator. He illustrated many fairy tales and children's books throughout his career. Percy Bysshe Shelley, (1792-1822) was a major English romantic poet and married to Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly who authored "FRANKENSTEIN". Percy Bysshe Shelley died very young at 29 years of age. Height of book is 10 3/4" and width is 8". Unpaginated (no page numbers), however complete with all illustrations present.

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