SHAKESPEARE, William.  Sir John GILBERT (illustrator). The Songs and Sonnets of Shakespeare.
SHAKESPEARE, William.  Sir John GILBERT (illustrator). The Songs and Sonnets of Shakespeare.
SHAKESPEARE, William.  Sir John GILBERT (illustrator). The Songs and Sonnets of Shakespeare.

SHAKESPEARE, William. Sir John GILBERT (illustrator). The Songs and Sonnets of Shakespeare.

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SHAKESPEARE, William. Sir John GILBERT (illustrator). The Songs and Sonnets of Shakespeare. London; Samson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington Limited. [1875].

Small slim 4to; publisher's dark green cloth-backed pictorial chomolithographed boards, all edges gilt, light green floral endpapers; pp. [44]; 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.

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