Will Shakespeare. His Amatory Poems. The Sonnets. Venus and Adonis. The Rape of Lucrece. The Passionate Pilgrim
New York: The Bennett Libraries, Inc., 1928.
New York: The Bennett Libraries, Inc., 1928. One of 200 Large-Paper Copies printed on Holland Pannekoek Paper (out of a total edition of 1,000).Publishers (bound by Bennett, NY) full mottled calf, covers ruled in blind. Spine with five raised bands ruled in blind with two maroon morocco gilt lettered labels, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. A Fine copy, many of the pages uncut. Royal octavo (9 3/8 x 6 1/2 inches; 239 x 165 mm.). Collating [ii, limitation], 303, [1, blank], with title page and half-titles printed in red and black. Engraved portrait frontispiece and four plates.
Containing some of Shakespeare's most overtly violent, sexual, and passionate poetry -- and highlighting his engagement with classical writers such as Ovid and contemporaries such as Marlowe. Published 1592-1599, these represent some of Shakespeare's early, non-theatrical works; and they reveal his absolute mastery over the English language. (Item #3779)