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    The Doves Press Lucrece, One of Only Ten Copies Printed on Vellum

    [Doves Press. William Shakespeare]. The Rape of Lucrece. From the text of the first edition printed by Richard Field for John Harrison, 1594. [Hammersmith: Printed at the Doves Press, 1915].

    One of only ten copies printed on vellum, from a total limited edition of 185 copies. Small quarto. 76, [2] pages. Printed in red and black by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson.

    Full limp vellum by The Doves Bindery (stamp-signed on the rear pastedown endpaper). Title stamped in gilt on the spine. An excellent, very fresh and fine copy in the original Doves binding. Now housed in a custom chemise and half brown morocco book-backed slipcase.

    Clark Library, Kelmscott and Doves, pp. 114-115. Ransom, Private Presses, p. 254, no. 46. Tomkinson, p. 58, no. 46.

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