Dublin: The Dolmen Press for the Melander Shakespeare Society, 1961.
Number 35 of 100 signed special copies, this signed by the author at the colophon and additionally inscribed and signed to Professor Louis Marder of Kent State University. Small quarto. xxi, [iii], 160p. Title printed in red and black, text with red initials. Illustrated. Bound in yellow buckram with gilt spine titles and gilt device on upper cover, marbled endpapers, text block edges stained red. Fine in d.j. and slipcase. Slipcase lightly soiled. Item #19795
A two-page ALS to Prof. Marder discussing the book and dated 1962 is laid in. Also laid in: prospectus, order form, and Dolmen Press catalogue for "Summer Books 1961".
Holzapel's thesis that the Sonnets were addressed to William Herbert, third Earl of Pembroke, poet, courtier, Knight of the Garder and Lord Chamberlain, who "Gardiner correctly describes as 'the Hamlet of the English Court," was Shakespeare's own son." (Preface page xi).