Grove, Wantage, Oxfordshire, England: Black Swan Press, 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (4to). Near fine condition. Item #012936
[iv], 77 pages containing 154 sonnets, [ii] pages. Hardcover: red leather spine and red cloth boards. Small scuff to top of spine. Number 86 of 190 copies. Original slipcase is slightly shelfworn. Included is a small archive of correspondence from Peter Lord the publisher to Louis Marder, editor of the Shakespeare Newsletter. This archive contains three handwritten letters from Peter Lord, one from his brother Philip Lord, a copy of a letter from Marder to Lord, two pages of text (as prospectus/sample) and three order forms etc., etc. Out of this edition, 10 copies are on hand-made paper, bound in full morocco, etc.; 65 copies are on hand-made paper in quarter red morocco and red buckram boards; 115 copies are on Glastonbury Antique Laid paper in quarter red morocco and red buckram boards. This is one of the 115. First thus edition. Fine and small press editions. From the collection of Louis Marder, Shakespeare historian and collector of books by, on or referring to William Shakespeare.