Item #1342 Ostrea; or, The Loves of the Oysters. A Lay. A. Fishe Shelly, Esq, James Watson Gerard.
Ostrea; or, The Loves of the Oysters. A Lay
Ostrea; or, The Loves of the Oysters. A Lay
Ostrea; or, The Loves of the Oysters. A Lay
"The Oyster is a creature that perambulateth the bottom of the sea, and absorbeth nutriment from the limosity thereof"

Ostrea; or, The Loves of the Oysters. A Lay

New York: T. J. Crowen, 1857. First edition. Original cloth over boards. Duodecimo. 72 pages. Bound in purple-blue cloth over boards with upper both boards with blind-embossed border ornamentation, upper board titled in gilt. Extremity wear includes rubs, bumps, and some fraying. Attractive prior owner bookplate on front pastedown. Hinges not cracked. Handsome copy of this scarce title.

An uncommon and amusing book of poetry about oysters. The "author's" name is a pun on the major English Romantic poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Item #1342

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