Hard Cover. London: Macmillan and Co., 1902. Near Fine.
Golden Treasury Series edition, reprint. 12mo. Finely bound by Riviere & Son in full contemporary black morocco, five raised bands to spine, lettered in gilt and with gilt turn-ins, all text block edges gilt, light pink marbled endpapers. A near fine copy, expertly rebacked with the original backstrip preserved, a touch of light rubbing to extremities, scattered foxing to prelims and terminal blanks, else a very handsome copy. This finely bound volume collects into a single book the songs and sonnets of the poet and playwright William Shakespeare. A poet with a long-lasting legacy, Shakespeare's sonnets revolutionized the form, leaving behind what is now known as the "Shakespearian" sonnet, and follows a different rhyme scheme and syllabic pattern than the sonnet previously used. This book was published as part of Macmillan's Golden Treasury Series, a marketing campaign intended to bring back popularity to works that they had previously published, beginning in 1862.