The Poems of William Shakspeare - William Shakespeare 1840 - L. A. Lewis, London - A New Edition ‘Had I no eyes but ears, my ears would love. That inward beauty and invisible; Or were I deaf, thy outward parts would move each part in me that were but sensible: Though neither eyes nor ears, to hear nor see, yet should I be in love by touching thee.’

A beautifully bound edition of Shakespeare's Poems, including the Sonnets, The Rape of Lucrece, A Lover’s Complaint, The Passionate Pilgrim, and his first known composition,Venus and Adonis. Some of the most influential verse in English literary history are contained within the pages of this volume, and provide a more personal exploration of the author’s inner thoughts and influences, which are otherwise absent from the his stage works.
  William Shakespeare (1564-1616): ‘William Shakespeare, often called the English national poet, is widely considered the greatest dramatist of all time. He was baptised on April 26, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. From roughly 1594 onward he was an important member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men Company of theatrical players. Written records give little indication of the way in which Shakespeare’s professional life moulded his artistry. All that can be deduced is that over the course of twenty years, Shakespeare wrote plays and poetry that capture the complete range of human emotion and conflict.’

References:
Biography.com, Web.

Provenance: Lieutenant-Colonel George Fladgate-Finch O.B.E. of 70 Pall Mall, London (1845 - 1925), with gift inscription from his father.

Octavo (19.5 x 13 cm). pp. [8] 281 [3].
  In half tan calf over marbled boards, spine with gilt decoration and green morocco title label lettered in gilt, marbled edges and endpapers.   Condition: Fine in very good binding with wear to edges and spine ends, heavier to outer corners.   Ref: 108707   Price: HK$ 1,000