1913 · London
Attractive edition of the sonnets, produced with the Riccardi Press's attention to fine typography. The poems were edited by W.J. Craig, and printed by C.T. Jacobi in the Riccardi fount, with a => Kelmscott-style opening page.
This is => numbered copy 974 of 1012 printed (1000 on paper, 12 on vellum), this copy being on Riccardi handmade paper. Publisher's light blue paper–covered boards with blue-grey cloth shelfback, front cover and spine with gilt-stamped title; top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Binding mildly sunned overall especially to spine and outer board edges, the latter also a bit dust-soiled; spine cloth worn at extremities and endpapers with offsetting, front endpapers smudged. Internally clean and crisp, one pair of facing pages lightly tinted where a slip of something was once laid in. => An elegant production. (Inventory #: 36891)