London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, & Co. 8vo (15.6 cm, 6.2"). Frontis., , lxii, , 154, , 251,  pp.. 1893 Elegant production of Dowden's annotated critical edition of the Sonnets, first printed in 1881. The attractively printed and bound volume opens with an etched frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare and a title-page printed in red and black. Provenance: Private owner's embossed stamp of Darcy B. Kitchin on front fly-leaf. Binding: Full vellum framed and panelled in gilt fillets with gilt-tooled corner fleurons, spine gilt extra, board edges and turn-ins with gilt roll. Binding signed on front pastedown with gilt Pegasus "Bound by Mudie" stamp. All edges gilt.
Binding as above; minor wear to joints and edges, spine gently darkened, vellum very slightly sprung. Front fly-leaf with private owner's pressure-stamp. Pages clean and fresh. => A delight for any fan of the Bard.
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