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The Georgics

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"The binding is of Italian buckram, green, with the title stamped in gold leaf on a brown label; and with the sides covered with a hand-made and hand-printed brown-and-green Varese paper. Each copy is placed in a stout brown-and-green slip-case." ;…

The Eclogues / Publius Virgilius Maro

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"The seventh, in this Twenty-eighth Series of the fine books made for the members of this Club ... twenty-five color illustrations ... George Salter ... chose eighteen-point Bell italic for the text ... The paper is Ragston Laid made specially for…

Ovid's Metamorphoses, in Fifteen Books

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"The eleventh, in this Twenty-sixth Series of the fine books made for the members of this Club ... fifteen etchings to serve as half-titles to the fifteen books ... The type for the text is the twelve-point of Centaur, and the marginalia are set in…

The Art of Love

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Translation of Ars Amatoria

The Confessions of St. Augustine

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"The eighth of this Thirtieth Series of the fine books made for the members of this Club ... The twenty-four full-page color illustrations have been painted by Edy Legrand; four of thse have been printed as endpapers... The book has been designed by…

The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri

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"The fifth in the present series of books issued to the members of this Club... The type used is monotype Bembo in the 16-point size, and it is printed on a white manomacchina paper made by the Cartierre di San Marco of Milan and watermarked with the…

The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer

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Printed on grey paper with an arrangement of rules and floriated initials in color; quarter bound in white buckram with beige paper over boards; the front cover of each volume is illustrated with a reproduction of Chaucer's arms.

The Canterbury Tales

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"The first, in this Seventeenth Series of the fine books made for the members of this Club... The illustrations are portraits of the pilgrims, done as brilliantly-colored miniatures... The type used is Walbaum. The type pages are decorated with…

The Faerie Queene, Disposed into Twelve Bookes Fashioning XII Morall Vertues

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"The second, in this Twenty-second Series of the fine books made for the members of this Club ... typographic plans ... [of] John Austen... The composition, the printing and the binding were done under the supervision of Charles Batey ... The type is…

The Comedies, Histories & Tragedies of William Shakespeare

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"Designed by Bruce Rogers and printed at the Press of A. Colish."--Colophon ; Edited by Herbert Farjeon from the text of the first folio and quarto editions