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Songs & sonnets . Selected & translated into English verse by Curtis Hidden Page.

Ronsard, Pierre de.

Published by Houghton Mifflin & Company [May] 1903, Boston, 1903
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This collection of poems on love, nature, and poetry itself begins with biographical notes. The Renaissance "Prince of Poets," Ronsard (1524?85) was the "favorite and friend of six successive [French] kings," with patronage from queens and princesses to match. Many editions of his works appeared before 1623, and one in 1629; however none came forth again until 200 years later, when interest in 16th-century poetry was revived by Sainte-Beuve, Blanchemain, et al. This edition was designed by the great American typographer (or "typster," as he labeled himself) => Bruce Rogers, and he left his mark on its final page; it was limited to 425 copies printed at the Riverside Press in Cambridge, MA. Bound in maroon paper?covered boards with a white paper spine label printed in black, this is copy 405 and is in its original dust wrapper and with its box, being => rare thus. The spare label is tipped in at the back. Provenance: Though without indicia, from Andrew Hedden?s collection of press books and livres d'artiste. 8vo (19.2 cm, 7.6"). xxxvi, 137, [2] pp. Work of Bruce Rogers, 101. Bound and in its box as above; dust jacket and box label sunned, box edges rubbed. The pristine text, which can be read with enjoyment by peeping, is => unopened and uncut. Bookseller Inventory # 30539

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Title: Songs & sonnets . Selected & translated into...

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin & Company [May] 1903, Boston

Publication Date: 1903

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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