Photocopies of Percy Bysshe Shelley's autograph additions to his copy of Euripides

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Original catalogue by Bruce Barker-Benfield. EAD version by Harriet Costelloe.
2016


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Shelfmark: MS. Shelley adds. c. 13, fols. 8-9
Title: Photocopies of Percy Bysshe Shelley's autograph additions to his copy of Euripides
Dates of Creation: c.1820-1821
Extent: 2 leaves
Language(s) of Material: English



Biographical/Historical

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) was a poet. Details are given in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.


Scope and Content

Photocopies of Percy Bysshe Shelley's autograph additions to his copy of Euripides, comprising a rough draft of Autumn: A Dirge starting 'The warm sun is failing ...' and a poetic fragment beginning 'An archer stood upon the Tower of Babel ...', added in pencil on the front and back endleaves of the second of the three volumes of P.B. Shelley's pocket copy of Euripides (6 vols. bound as 3, Oxford 1811-1812).


Related Material

See also the Abinger catalogue of the correspondence and papers of the Godwin and Shelley families (MS. Abinger b. 1-6; c. 1-31, 31*, 32-92; d. 1-38; e. 1-69); the Shelley collection of manuscripts and relics (MSS. Shelley c. 1, d. 1-3, e. 1-6; Shelley relics (a)-(g)); and the additional Shelley papers (MSS. Shelley adds. a. 1 (R), b. 1-2, c. 2-16, d. 1-19, e. 1-27, f. 1-5; MSS. Shelley Deeds c. 1-23; Shelley Relics (h)-(j), 1-35).


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The copy of Euripides now belongs to Eton College, College Library; photocopies given by D. P. Quarrie, 1986.


Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library MS. Shelley adds. c. 13, fol. 8


Access Point(s)

Shelley | Percy Bysshe | 1792-1822 | poet

English literature -- 19th century


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