Lot 131 of 168:
Kelmscott printing of Shakespeare's Poems  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$3,600
Estimate:
$4,000 - $6,000

Title:
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

Author:
Shakespeare, William

Place:
[Hammersmith]

Publisher:
[Kelmscott Press]

Date:
[1893]

Description:

With 7 woodcut initials, 3 pages with woodcut borders; shoulder headings printed in red. (8vo) 21x15 cm (7¾x5¼"), original full limp vellum, spine lettered in gilt. 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).


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Condition:
A bit of rubbing to the vellum, normal minor discoloration, lacking ribbon ties; very good condition.


 
Item number:
308434
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