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Book/Printed Material The poems of William Shakespeare : printed after the original copies of Venus and Adonis, 1593, The rape of Lucrece, 1594, Sonnets, 1609, The lover's complaint Title on colophon: Shakespeare's poems

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Title

  • The poems of William Shakespeare : printed after the original copies of Venus and Adonis, 1593, The rape of Lucrece, 1594, Sonnets, 1609, The lover's complaint

Other Title

  • Title on colophon: Shakespeare's poems

Names

  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, author
  • Ellis, Frederick Startridge, 1830-1901, editor
  • Morris, William, 1834-1896, printer
  • Kelmscott Press, printer
  • Reeves & Turner, bookseller
  • William Morris and Kelmscott Press Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
  • John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Aramont Library Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Riviere & Son, binder

Created / Published

  • Hammersmith : Kelmscott Press, 1893.
  • [London] : Sold by Reeves & Turner

Notes

  • -  "Edited by Frederick S. Ellis, and printed by me William Morris"--Colophon.
  • -  The text in Golden type, shoulder titles and sonnet numbers printed in red. Decorated with 3 full woodcut page borders, 6 and 10 line foliated woodcut initials, printer's device on colophon.
  • -  Limited edition of 500 copies printed on paper, 10 on vellum. See Peterson.
  • -  Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 2011
  • -  Peterson, W.S. Bibliography of the Kelmscott Press, A11
  • -  Morris, W. Note by William Morris on his aims in founding the Kelmscott Press, 11
  • -  Rare and beautiful books from the Bonel Library, 295
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  LC copy bound by Rivière.
  • -  LAC ael 2019-12-03 no edits (2 cards)
  • -  LAC ael 2022-02-24 update (1 card)
  • -  LAC ddw 2022-04-26 update (1 card)

Medium

  • 216 pages ; 21 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • PR2841.A2 E4
  • PR2841.A2 E4 Copy 2 Rosenwald collection item 2011. Original limp vellum binding.
  • PR2841.A2 E4 Copy 3 Batchelder copy.
  • Aramont Library no. 502 Copy 1 Rebound in full green morocco by Rivière & Son, with sunken central oval panels of gilt dotted ivory calf, onlaid with Shakespeare's monogram in rose and violet morocco on an azure morocco shield and surrounded by a mosaic of Tudor rose bushes. Signed by Riviere on upper doublure. Housed in custom wood box lined in olive green silk.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 49034238

Online Format

  • online text
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Shakespeare, William, Author, William Morris, Printer Kelmscott Press, Bookseller Reeves & Turner, William Morris And Kelmscott Press Collection, Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, John Davis Batchelder Collection, Aramont Library Collection, and Binder Riviere & Son. The poems of William Shakespeare: printed after the original copies of Venus and Adonis, The rape of Lucrece, 1594, Sonnets, 1609, The lover's complaint. editeds by Ellis, Frerick Startridge [Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, . London: Sold by Reeves & Turner, 1893] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/49034238/.

APA citation style:

Shakespeare, W., Morris, W., Kelmscott Press, P., Reeves & Turner, B., William Morris And Kelmscott Press Collection, Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection [...] Riviere & Son, B., Ellis, F. S., ed. (1893) The poems of William Shakespeare: printed after the original copies of Venus and Adonis, The rape of Lucrece, 1594, Sonnets, 1609, The lover's complaint. [Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, . London: Sold by Reeves & Turner] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/49034238/.

MLA citation style:

Shakespeare, William, Author, et al. The poems of William Shakespeare: printed after the original copies of Venus and Adonis, The rape of Lucrece, 1594, Sonnets, 1609, The lover's complaint. ed by Ellis, Frerick Startridge [Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, . London: Sold by Reeves & Turner, 1893] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/49034238/>.