Shakespeare's Sonnets

Melbourne: Lansdowne Editions, 1979.

Keith Mitchell.

First Edition.

Collection of twelve of Shakespeare's finest sonnets selected by the great Shaekspearian actor, Keith Mitchell. Limited edition of five hundred copies numbered and signed by the artist.

‘What is your substance, whereof are you made,
that millions of strange shadows on you tend?
Since every one hath, every one, one shade,
and you, but one, can every shadow lend.
Describe Adonis – and the counterfeit
is poorly imitated after you;
On Helen's cheek all art of beauty set–
and you in Grecian tires are painted new;
speak of the spring and foison of the year,
the one doth shadow of your beauty show,
the other as your bounty doth appear,
and you in every blessed shape we know.
In all external grace you have some part,
but you like none, none you, for constant heart.’

SONNET 53.

Item #1271

Folio, bound in full black morocco with gilt decoration, 35 cm x 44.5 cm, 47 pages, 25 lithographs, a near fine copy.

Price: $450.00

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