Sonnets and A Lover’s Complaint. By William Shakespeare. Illustrated Edition, Fifth Printing. Folio Society. London, 2007.

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Some would argue that Shakespeare’s Sonnets alone make him the greatest English poet of all time. With spectacular command of sound, line, and iambic pentameter, they remain timeless examples of the form. In this collection of 154 sonnets, the Folio Society provides the Bard’s poems as well as an Introduction which details the history of the sonnets’ publication and reception. They also include his longer narrative poem, A Lover’s Complaint, and engravings by seven acclaimed artists: Simon Brett, Peter Reddick, Harry Brockway, Peter Forster, Jane Lydbury, George Tute, and Michael Renton. It is a remarkable fine press volume that would make a terrific gift for someone who adores poetry, Shakespeare, and finely crafted books.

This illustrated edition, fifth printing is in fine condition. In the original half buckram with crushed silk boards, fine. Text block fine. Illustrations superb. In the publisher’s original slipcase, fine.

A fine collector’s copy of Shakespeare’s Sonnets and A Lover’s Complaint.

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Sonnets and A Lover’s Complaint. By William Shakespeare. Illustrated Edition, Fifth Printing. Folio Society. London, 2007.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in