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The Bodleian Library's annual Sonnet competition invites small presses to produce their own editions of any Shakespearean sonnet. For the 2016 event, we printed Shakespeare's Sonnet 126, which is distinctive because its final two lines are blank, indicated by parentheses.


We produced an un-inked, blind impression of the sonnet. These indentations gradually smoothed themselves out once the sonnet was on show in the Bodleian, however, leaving just a blank sheet of paper with the title and parentheses visible.

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