Hero and Leander.
London: Dent, 1909. Full morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A superb binding by Bumpus with raised bands, gilt and blind framed panels and a series of inked and gilt fillets and rolls framing the boards. Wide gilt dentelles and all edges.
Slight fading to the spine, bumped corners and superficial abrasions to the boards. Number 10 of a limited edition of 500 copies. printed by the Ballantyne Press on hand made paper.
This beautiful poem by the great 16th century poet Christopher Marlowe was unfinished at his mysterious death and finished by his fellow Elizabethan poet, George Chapman.