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LEE, Sidney.
Shakespeares (sic) Venus and Adonis Being a Reproduction in Facsimile of THE FIRST EDITION 1593 From the Unique Copy in the Malone Collection in the Bodleian Library. With Introduction and Bibliography.

pp. VENUS AND ADONIS: 75, (i) blank, [52] photofacsimile; LUCRECE: 56, [96] photofacsimile; THE PASSIONATE PILGRIM: 57, (i) blank, [64]; SONNETS: 71, (i) blank, [80]; PERICLES: 48, 6 Subscribers, (i) blank, [70] photofacsimile, (ii) blank. 15 photoillustrated title-pages in text. Original reversed calf over heavy boards, spine with raised bands, leather title and imprint labels, uncut, leather ties [those on rear board broken], newly rebacked retaining the original labels, the fore-edge of the front board blackened by a liquid ? not affecting the end-papers or text, free end-papers slightly browned, overall a lovely production as befits this press.

*LIMITED EDITION of 1000 copies, this being no. 447, signed by Lee [the signature partially erased] - From the PREFACE : 'In the case of each of the five works, the editor has endeavoured to give a history of all surviving copies of original editions and of early reissues, as well as to indicate their present homes.'

Clarendon Press. Oxford.

Date Published: 1905. 4to.

Stock No. 62488

Price: 400.00