The Sonnets of Shakespeare

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The Sonnets of Shakespeare

This book measures 7 3/4" x 5 5/8" and has 162 pages. The body of the text is in Old Style Antiqua and there were 980 copies of this book bound in paper over boards with a suede spine and corners. Capitals were hand illuminated and this edition was numbered and signed in Elbert Hubbard's name. There were twelve copies that were printed on Vellum and bound  full Levant. This book above is listed in the 1899 catalog and sold for $5.00 The special edition of 12 sold for $100.00 in 1899. The 1899 catalog notes that the bindings were all hand tooled and no two were done alike. The 1901 catalog states that one of these edition of 12 books bound by Louis Kinder was still available and the price was still $100.00

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