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The amorous poem entitled Hero & Leander: PB 1933.3

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The amorous poem entitled Hero & Leander


Author: Marlowe, Christopher
Illustrator: Sandford, Lettice
Publisher: Golden Hours Press
Printer: Chiswick Press
Designer: Sandford, Christopher
Designer: Newbery, Francis J.



Begun by Christopher Marlowe ; and finished by George Chapman ... together with Two lyrics / by Chr. Marlowe ... ; newly imprinted with engravings by Lettice Sandford.

[5],85,[3]p : ill ; 28cm

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1944-05-26) by Thompson, Henry Francis Herbert, Sir, Bart


Production date: AD 1933


"This edition of Marlowe's complete works has been planned by Christopher Sandford and F. J. Newbery and printed for The Golden Hours Press at the Chiswick Press. The type used is "Bembo", revived from an early Aldine fount and the paper hand-made and watermarked ... Of this volume 206 copies have been printed, 200 only being for sale."--Colophon. Museum has copy no. 48. Binding: half red morocco, marbled cloth sides, gilt fillets; 2 raised bands and gilt lettering on spine; top edge of pages gilt.

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 1933.3
Primary reference Number: 102728
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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