Black Letter Press has issued these gorgeous small-format books; they are stitched clothbound hardbacks. In this book, a red silk ribbon graces is stitched in, to serve as a bookmark. Oh, Death!, is Claudio Rocchetti's selction of favourite poems on the subject - they are English poems, mostly from the 19th century. Byron, Shelley, Coleridge, Browning, Blake, Collins, Southey, Hemans and Gray are all presented, on luxurious paper and artistically typeset. The page layout does honour to the poems, giving their reading a spacious, almost spare, feeling. Incidental engraving-style illustrations on first and last pages complete the sense this is a special gem indeed.
The black clothbound covers are blindstamped with an evocative design which is highlighted with gilt, also decorative gilt title to spine. Bright red endpapers, and red silk ribbon, make the volume all the more striking.
Germany: Black Letter Press, 2020 (second edition). Hardback, 109 pages.