SOLD - The Lovers' Shakspere - William Shakespeare, Chloe Blakeman Jones (compiler) 1897 - A.C. McClurg and Company, Chicago An exquisitely bound art-nouveau volume of love-related quotes from the works of Shakespeare.

‘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...
  Provenance: From the library of Carl E. Menugin, with his name and ink stamp to front fly leaf.

Duodecimo (binding size 17.2 x 11 cm), pp. [4] 194 [4].
  Finely bound by W. Root & Son of London in full polished red calf, spine panelled and intricately tooled in gilt, triple green morocco labels lettered in gilt, covers ruled in gilt, with art-nouveau style corner motifs, inner dentelles and edges ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Matching felt lined red cloth slipcase.   Condition: Fine in near fine binding with minor sunning to spine, in fine slipcase   Ref: 109553   Price: HK$ 0