Item #32067 THE SENSITIVE PLANT. Percy Bysshe Shelley, Edmund Gosse., Charles Robinson.
THE SENSITIVE PLANT
THE SENSITIVE PLANT
THE SENSITIVE PLANT
THE SENSITIVE PLANT

THE SENSITIVE PLANT

London / New York: William Heinemann / J. B. Lippincott. Charles Robinson. 1st edition. Cloth. 1st edition thus, undated, circa 1911. A Very Good- copy. Royal 8vo., 127 pp., with Robinsons 18 full page color images tipped in with tissue guards. Bound in green gilt decorated cloth, top edge gilt. Tips are rubbed, top & base of spine rubbed, spotting to cloth. Previous owners bookplate on first blank endpaper, otherwise text is unmarked. A charming book! Very Good-. Item #32067

The Sensitive Plant is a poem composed by Percy Bysshe Shelley. The poem was written following the death of his child, Will, and the subsequent despondency of his wife, Mary Shelley, while they stayed in Pisa, Italy. The poem is four stanzas long and written in the style of the fable genre, and it describes a garden of flowers tended by an unnamed Lady. The titular “sensitive plant,” the mimosa, stands out amongst the flowers.

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