SHAKESPEARE, William. Sir John GILBERT (illustrator). The Songs and Sonnets of Shakespeare. London; Samson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington Limited. .
Small slim 4to; publisher's dark green cloth-backed pictorial chomolithographed boards, all edges gilt, light green floral endpapers; pp. ; printed throughout in fine chromolithography in alternate full colour and sepia with vignettes in pale green; a very pretty copy with light external dusting, tiny wear to forecorner tips, and a small and minor surface scuff to lower cover; internally very clean and fine save some staple rust-bleed to endpapers at inner gutter.
First edition in this reduced format, with the exceptional plates by Sir John Gilbert, first published in 1862.