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Shakespeare, William
The Poems of William Shakespeare
Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. Book. Near Fine. Soft cover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. "The Poems of William Shakespeare Printed After the Original Copies of Venus and Adonis, 1593. The Rape of Lucrece, 1594. Sonnets, 1609. The Lover's Complaint." Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. With 7 woodcut initials, 3 pages with woodcut borders; shoulder headings printed in red. 21x15 cm (7¾x5¼"), original full limp vellum, spine lettered in gilt, all ribbon ties present. One of 500 copies printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press. One of the most sought after works of the Kelmscott Press. "Cockerell in 1898 described this volume as 'one of the rarest books issued from the Press' because of its popularity." (Peterson). Slight splitting at front hinge, bookplate tipped in on front pastedown, overall near fine..
Bookseller: Alan Foljambe, Bookseller ~ ABAC/ILAB [Kingston, ON, Canada]

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