The Sonnets of Shakespeare - William Shakespeare 1928 - Robt. Riviere & Son Ltd., London - First Edition ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date;
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade...

Privately printed for Rivière using hand made paper and beautifully bound by Bayntun-Rivière, this stunning volume contains all 154 sonnets, dealing with universally compelling themes such as beauty, love, the passing of time, and mortality.
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