The Love Poems and Sonnets of William Shakespeare [FIRST EDITION] 1957 • Doubleday & Co.

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The Love Poems and Sonnets of William Shakespeare with full color illustrations by Vera Block


Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition. 

Dust jacket has some mild shelf and rub wear, but is fully in tact.  Price clipped on front panel.

Book itself is gorgeous.  Gilded floral pictorial white leather boards.  Pages are bright, white and read like new.   Small gift inscription on front flyleaf.

The greatest sonnets ever written, by the greatest poet and playwright in the English language,  Shakespeare became famous as a dazzling poet before most people even knew that he wrote plays. His sonnets are the English language’s most extraordinary anatomy of love in all its dimensions–desire and despair, longing and loss, adoration and disgust. To read them is to confront morality and eternity in the same breath. The Sonnets and Other Poems includes all of Shakespeare’s sonnets, the long narrative poems “Venus and Adonis” and several other shorter works.