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London: Philip Lee Warner for the Medici Society, 1913. One of only 1000 hand-numbered copies on handmade Riccardi paper, specially bound and presented. With an engraved decorated title-page featuring a large and wide border frame in Arts & Crafts and William Morris style incorporating designs of intertwining vines, leaves and flowers. 8vo, IN A VERY FINE COSWAY STYLE BINDING, of crushed red morocco, the upper cover with an inlaid oval portrait of Shakespeare beautifully set into the cover and framed with gilt tooling, the covers with fine gilt bordering of triple gilt fillet lines and with a fourth inner gilt tooled line decorated with corner and central gilt tooled devices, central gilt floral tooling to the rear cover, the spine with raised bands separating the six compartments which are gilt tooled in panels and decorated with elaborate borders and with central gilt floral devices between gilt stippled bands, one compartment gilt lettered, gilt stippled board edges, wide turn-overs gilt tooled with floral corner pieces and gilt fillet lines designed in a frame pattern and with fine red moire silk end-leaves completing this beautiful binding, a.e.g. [iv], 78, [4]. Extremely fine, pristine and perfect. A superb AND BEAUTIFUL Cosway-style binding ON A HIGHLY IMPORTANT TEXT FINELY PRINTED AND DESIGNED. This beautiful printing of Shakespeare’s SONNETS is set in the Riccardi type by C.T. Jacobi and decorated with a beautifully designed and printed title-page. The presswork has been accomplished on fine Riccardi handmade paper. The text is that of the Oxford Edition, edited by W.J. Craig. The quality of this production, including both the beautiful Cosway styled binding and the fine press work, pays great tribute to what is arguably, the greatest body of poetry ever written in the English language.
      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
Last Found On: 2013-07-26           Check availability:      Biblio    


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