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William MORRIS

Great Britain 1834 – 1896



England 1564 – 1616



Great Britain 1830 – 1901


Shakespeare's Poems, printed after the original copies of Venus and Adonis, 1593. The rape of Lucrece, 1594. Sonnets, 1609. The lover's complaint [The poems of William Shakespeare] 1893 Description: Shakespeare's poems. London, Reeves and Turner, 1893. 216pp + [vi] + (22 blank). (Title, borders and initial letters) (Limp vellum with green silk ties | gilt lettering on spine)
Materials & Technique: prints, illustrated books, relief woodcut, printed in black ink, from one block; letterpress text printed in black ink and colour Edition: edition of 500 paper; 10 vellum

Primary Insc: 2 bookplates: inside front cover and back cover Orde Poynton, pencil markings "10/10/-" "E. 2".
Dimensions: book (overall) 21.2 h x 15.4 w x 2.1 d cm page 20.6 h x 14.3 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Orde Poynton Esq. CMG 1988
Accession No: NGA 88.2360