Toronto: Nelson Adams, no date. Seven small handpress broadsides, each featuring a sonnet by William Shakespeare: number 16 ("But wherefore do not you a mightier way"), number 30 ("When to the sessions of sweet silent thought"), number 55 ("Not marble, nor the gilded monuments"), number 60 ("Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore"), number 73 ("That time of year thou may'st in me behold"), number 116 ("Let me not to the marriage of true minds"), and number 129 ("Th'expense of spirit in a waste of shame"). The distinctive Poliphilus type is a revival of the type Francesco Griffo cut for the 1499 Aldine printing of Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Printer Nelson Adams was a typesetter and book designer for the Coach House Press from 1968 to 1989, and is now College Printer at Massey College in the University of Toronto. A fine group of broadsides. Seven broadsides, each measuring 5 x 7 inches, printed in black, red and yellow on Arches paper from hand-set Poliphilus type. Each broadside protected by tissue inside a stiff card folder, housed in its original printed manila envelope. Light wear to a few envelope flaps. (Inventory #: 1001402)
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