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Swinburne, Algernon Charles.  Laus Veneris. London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1948. 8vo (25.6 cm, 10.1"). 27, [3] pp.; illus.
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Elegant Golden Cockerel edition of Swinburne's tribute to Venus, a retelling of the Tannhäuser legend in which the protagonist abandons his Christian faith to seal himself to worldly love. The text is illustrated with => eleven sensuous wood engravings by New Zealand illustrator John Buckland-Wright. This is numbered copy 573 of 750 printed.

Cockalorum 178. Publisher's quarter oxblood buckram and red, cream, tan, and slate zebra-patterned marbled paper–covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped title; spine extremities and corners showing minor shelf wear. A very few small spots of light foxing to early leaves, otherwise clean. => Beautiful work by Buckland-Wright, in a handsomely designed volume.  (37184)   Please RESHELVE This.


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