Lyric Verse: A Printer's Choice.
Boston: GODINE, DAVID R, 1966. Octavo. 75pp. From an edition of 500, this is one of 40 copies printed on heavy yellow Fabriano paper. Godine's first book, it was suppressed at the time of publication due to copyright restrictions. A selection of poetry by 48 of history's best known poets, ranging from ancient Latin to modern American and English. The selection also includes works by important Italian and French poets. The text is printed in nine typefaces which complement the range and diversity of poems chosen. Deluxe binding of Niger-backed marbled boards executed at the Harcourt Bindery in Boston. A rare Godine broadside printed with quotations from Dickens and Thomas Carlyle laid-in. Extremely fine, in original slipcase, which shows light edgewear. (Item ID: 8840)
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