Publisher: London: Printed for Private Circulation Only, 1888.
Edition: First and only edition: "Of this Book Twenty-five Copies have been printed." There were also apparently three copies printed on vellum, as noted in one OCLC record.
Condition: Fine copy.
Book ID: 28674
DescriptionSmall 4to, original printed tan paper boards, untrimmed.
CommentsAn essay on Shelley's faith, which concludes "Just as Religion is above all creeds, dogmas and theologies whatsoever so was Shelley's Faith above those articles and doctrines which many accept in place of Religion. Shelley's Faith was in the Eternal Goodness, in the Eternal Truth, and in Eternal Love." W. Kineton Parkes (1865-1938) was a novelist, art historian and librarian who had some involvement with the Pre-Raphaelites and compiled an interesting anthology entitled Painter Poets. His Shelley's Faith was probably first read as a paper, possibly before the Shelley Society, though that is not so stated. This publication has the earmarks of the involvement of T. J. Wise, but the stated limitation may not be as fallacious as in some of Wise's publications; it is indeed scarce. Bookplate on the front paste-down of Louis V. Ledoux.