Hero and Leander Marlowe

Hero and Leander, Christopher Marlowe, 1894

Back matter: “This book with decorations designed adn cut ont eh wood by Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon was begun at the Vale in November MDCCCXCIII [1893] and finished in February MDCCCXCIV [1894]. This book commemorates the edition of Hero and Leander by Musaeus first published in Venice by Aldus in the year MCCCCXCIV [1494]. Of this edition only two hundred and twenty copies exist of which two hundred are for sale. The printing is by the Ballantyne Press London and Edinburgh. Sold by Elkin Mathews and John Lane at the Sign of the Bodley Head in Vigo Street Nigh the Albany.” 112