SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS: CHRISTMAS CAROLS.

Booklet I-VI.

[Comprising:] Ancient Carols; Festive Songs for Christmas; Shakespeare's Songs; The Nutbrown Maid; More Ancient Carols; A Lover's Complaint & The Phoenix and Turtle.

Stratford-on-Avon: The Shakespeare Head Press, 1906 Stock Code: 149145
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A charmingly bound volume of attractively printed folk songs, Shakespearean sonnets, and Christmas carols (vols. 1-2 second editions, vols. 3-6 first editions), bound in an arts and crafts faux-medieval style. The booklets bound together here were printed at Christmas 1906 by the Shakespeare Head as gifts.

The Nut-Brown Maid is a ballad included by Thomas Percy in his Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, first printed in The Customs of London in 1502. 'A Lover's Complaint' was originally published at the end of the 1609 edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets and narrates the story of a forlorn maid, seduced by an experienced courtly wooer, and left abandoned on a country hillside. 'The Phoenix and Turtle' first appeared in 1601 as part of an obscure work, Love's Martyr, by Robert Chester.

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Description

6 works in 1 volume, duodecimo (132 x 93 mm). Contemporary hand-sewn vellum, 4 sheep strips across spine forming raised bands and sewn into boards, black and brown inks lettering to spine and decorations to spine and boards, paste paper endpapers, untrimmed, brown cord page marker with 2 red and white glass beads.

Condition

Contemporary ink ownership inscription to first blank. Slightly rubbed, the boards a touch splayed, the binding otherwise sound, internally crisp and unmarked; an attractive copy.

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