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The Georgics

"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

"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

"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

Translation of Ars Amatoria

The Confessions of St. Augustine

"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

"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

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

"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

"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

"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