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The Sonnets by William Shakespeare, Foreword by Neil L. Rudenstine (Full-Leather: Purple with Amethysts)

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"Shakespeare’s Sonnets are the greatest single work of lyric poetry in English, and many individual poems are as powerful as those in any language. Yet they are scarcely read, except for the few that are regularly anthologized. This is not necessarily surprising. To be confronted with 154 sonnets is a considerable challenge, especially if the poems are as complex as any work written by Shakespeare. The effort, however, is more than simply rewarding, because the sequence consists of love poetry that is as passionate, intimate, daring, searing and lyrical as any that we may ever encounter."


Neil L. Rudenstine



6 copies on purple paper in purple moroccan bindings set with amethysts ($1,500)


 


 


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In 2016, the world celebrated William Shakespeare's four-hundredth anniversary. Students studied his plays, and theaters across the world orchestrated productions, but in all the revelry, little notice was taken of the Bard's poetry. Shakespeare's 154 sonnets are considered among the greatest poetry of the English language and, indeed, considered by some to be the genesis of modern love poetry. Although a number of his brilliant poems were published posthumously, they still resonate with the world today. 

We're publishing an edition of The Shakespeare Sonnets, laid out by our master typographers, printed letterpress on the finest stock, and hand-bound. In Shakespeare's time, publishing houses turned to their audiences to bring beautiful editions to life, and we strive to do the same today.

This volume commemorating the William Shakespeare quadricentennial presents The Folger Shakespeare Library text. It is set in Jenson and printed letterpress in a limited edition of 6 copies on special papers in full leather jeweled bindings on purple paper in purple moroccan bindings set with amethysts. Numbered and signed by the author of the foreword and publisher. Comes in a black clam-shell box with leather spine label.

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Author Neil L. Rudenstine
About The Author Neil L. Rudenstine is a noted literary scholar with a long-spanning career dedicated to educational administration. He was the President of Harvard from 1991 to 2001, and is now Chairman of the Advisory Board for ARTstor.
Dimensions 6 5/8" x 9"
Edition Limited edition of 6 copies on purple paper in purple moroccan bindings set with amethysts. Numbered and signed by the author of the foreword and publisher. Comes in a black clam-shell box with leather spine label
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