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    William Shakespeare. The Poems of Shakespeare. Stamford: The Overbrook Press, 1939. Folio. Gathered unbound, untrimmed signatures. Trace of slight dust spotting at a few extreme fore-edges, otherwise fine.

    A complete, unbound set of sheets for one of the most ambitious productions of the press, limited to one hundred and fifty copies, printed in handset Lutetia type on Cromwell handmade gray paper, with decorative initials drawn by Bruce Rogers. The text was based on that established by Kittredge. The press offered copies for sale, though many were given as gifts by the proprietor. Ordinary copies offered for public sale were bound in three quarter morocco and slipcased. However, well over a third of the edition was never bound, presumably to accommodate individual binding tastes, or the economics of the time.

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    July, 2014
    24th Thursday
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