ESSEX HOUSE PRESS [ASHBEE (C.R., editor) Great Poems of the Language series], 10 volumes, LIMITED TO BETWEEN 50 AND 150 COPIES, PRINTED ON VELLUM
Lot 62
ESSEX HOUSE PRESS [ASHBEE (C.R., editor) Great Poems of the Language series], 10 volumes, LIMITED TO BETWEEN 50 AND 150 COPIES, PRINTED ON VELLUM
Sold for £3,600 (US$ 6,163) inc. premium
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ESSEX HOUSE PRESS
[ASHBEE (C.R., editor) Great Poems of the Language series], 10 volumes, LIMITED TO BETWEEN 50 AND 150 COPIES, PRINTED ON VELLUM, frontispieces by William Strang, Ashbee, George Thomson, Paul Woodroffe and Reginald Savage (mostly hand-coloured), rubricated initial letters and decorations in colours (some in gold), occasional light browning, original blindstamped vellum, some covers a little bowed, 2 volumes spotted, 8vo, 1900-1905

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  • The poems comprise: Shelley's Adonais, number 17 of 50 copies , 1900; Gray's Elegy, number 101 of 125 copies, 1901; Epithalamion of Spenser, number 31 of 150 copies, 1901; Burns' Tam O'Shanter, number 69 of 150 copies, 1902; Milton's Comus, number 35 of 150 copies, 1902; Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, number 124 of 150 copies, 1903; Dryden's Alexander's Feast, number 96 of 140 copies, 1904; Goldsmith's Deserted Village, number 128 of 150 copies, 1904; Tennyson's Maud, number 121 of 125 copies, 1905; Browning's Flight of the Duchess, number 6 of 125 copies, 1905.
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