SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS – The Two Separate Title-Pages

The book entitled “SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS, Never before Imprinted,” published in 1609, had two simultaneous printings with separate title-pages: one set of copies to be sold by John Wright at Christ Church gate, the other to be sold by William Aspley (at the sign of the Parrot).  Recently I opened the edition by Tucker Brooke (1936) and found the two title-pages together.  It’s not often, if ever, that they’re viewed together, so I thought to share this (Click on the image for a large view):

Two sonnet covers

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