High House Press - Petrarch

High House Press - Petrarch

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Twenty-Six Sonnets of the divine poet M. Francesco Petrarca made on Laura dead, and now translated into English by William J. Ibbett. Folscap 4to, pp.30, colophon, Shaftesbury: At the High House Press, 1929.

Number 76of 135 (165) copis printed on Arnold handmade paper. Handset in ATF Garamond and decorated with typographic ornaments. Quarter black buckram with blue patterned paper-covered sides, decorative labels on spine and upper board, top edge trimmed, others uncut. Endpapers rather browned. A very good copy.

One of the forty-five books chosen by Douglas Cleverdon for the 1950 British Council exhibition '1890-1940 Fifty Years: The Renaissance of English Printing'.

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