Shakespeare's Sonnets: Quartercentenary Edition

Title

Shakespeare's Sonnets: Quartercentenary Edition

Description

Printed on an 1850 hand press, the text of this book is set in Doves Type, which was based on typefaces used by Nicolas Jenson, creator of the first Roman typeface in the late fifteenth century. Although the Doves Type was destroyed by 1917, it has been revived so that text can now be printed from polymer plates. The location of the sonnets throughout the book's sequence can be visually interpreted by the use of red, blue, and violet.

Creator

Shakespeare, William

Publisher

New Albion Press

Date

2009

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Text

Identifier

exh00010000010001001; PR2848.A2 F6 2009   

Is Part Of

University of Miami Libraries, Special Collections, Special Collections Books, ASC9999. http://catalog.library.miami.edu/record=b4489109~S11, pages 6-7; http://merrick.library.miami.edu:80/cdm/ref/collection/exhibits/id/88

Citation

Shakespeare, William, “Shakespeare's Sonnets: Quartercentenary Edition,” UM Libraries Digital Exhibits, accessed December 19, 2018, http://scholar.library.miami.edu/digital/items/show/491.

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