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Published by Stratford-on-Avon The Shakespeare Head Press 1904-1906 (1906)

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Item Description: Stratford-on-Avon The Shakespeare Head Press 1904-1906, 1906. Ten quarto volumes. This set is one of only twelve printed on pure vellum with a frontispiece illustration in each volume. It represents a monumental undertaking, which took four years to complete and consumed about 250 sheets for each of the twelve copies printed on vellum. The Shakespeare Head Press was founded by A. H. Bullen, who had the idea of printing the complete works of Shakespeare at Stratford-on-Avon as the result of a dream in which he was presented with a set of Shakespeare's works while visiting the town. This is the first edition of Shakespeare to have been published in Stratford and the first major publication of the Press. Although other Shakespeare Head Press sets printed on vellum regularly appear on the market, the Shakespeare is very difficult to obtain: the last copy on vellum to come to auction was in 1960. Volumes I and II are lacking the silk fore-edge ties, spine lettering a trifle rubbed on volume VI, else a fine copy in creamy full limp vellum stamped in gilt. (Tomkinson p. 229, Ransom p. 9). Bookseller Inventory # 23261

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John Boydell; William Shakespeare

Published by London: John and Josiah Boydell, 1803 (1803)

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Item Description: London: John and Josiah Boydell, 1803, 1803. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Elephant folio, 70*52cm, wt: 17kg. Original full leather binding, elaborately gilt-decorated boards and spines, all edges gilt. With engraved frontispieces and vignettes for each volume and 96 full-page copperplate engravings (totaling 100 engravings) after works by the most eminent English artists, including Reynolds, Romney, Smirke, Stothard, Fuseli and Westall. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13693951099

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MORGAN, AARON AUGUSTUS

Published by Chapman and Hall, London (1860)

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1860. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. One of Fewer than 175 Known Fore-Edge Paintings by Miss Currie. 168 x 114 mm (6 5/8 x 4 1/2"). xxiii, [i], 321, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION. Very attractive early 20th century maroon straight-grain morocco, gilt, by Riviere & Son (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), covers with floral gilt frame flanked by triple fillets, center panel with blind-tooled floral border, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with central pantera within octagonal frame, densely gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. WITH A FINELY EXECUTED FORE-EDGE PAINTING BY MISS C. B. CURRIE OF ANNE HATHAWAY'S COTTAGE. With a bound-in calligraphic leaf, stating that this is No. 25 of the books with fore-edge paintings done by Miss Currie, the leaf signed at the bottom by her. Corners a bit rubbed, a couple of trivial nicks in the painting (which is not richly colored), otherwise QUITE A FINE COPY, the text clean and fresh, the binding especially lustrous and without any significant wear. This selection of excerpts from Shakespeare's works purports to show us the poet's mind on hundreds of topics including anger, earthquakes, house-building, love, power, supererogation, and wives. Editor Aaron Augustus Morgan has selected passages from plays to illustrate Shakespeare's views on the subject in question. Whether these truly reveal the Bard's feelings on the matter or merely express the views required of the character quoted, this little work does provide us with a very useful concordance of Shakespeare quotes on a wide variety of topics. Our artist here, Miss C. B. Currie, is best known for her role in producing so-called "Cosway bindings," which featured miniatures painted by her on ivory. Currie collaborated with Riviere on most of the Cosway bindings, which numbered about 1,000 by the time she died in 1940. Currie's fore-edge paintings, by contrast, were far less numerous. In all, our painter produced just 131 known specimens. Called by Weber "a talented artist" whose paintings are "distinguished in more ways than one," Currie is the only fore-edge artist of any importance working before the present day whose paintings are signed and numbered. She particularly enjoyed decorating older books, like this one, and although the subjects of her paintings were rarely relevant to the contents of the books they adorn, that is not the case here. Her delicately rendered scene portrays the thatched Tudor cottage of Shakespeare's wife, Anne Hathaway, amid a tranquil landscape of trees. The painting is skillfully designed, with the two-story timbered house dominating the landscape with its simplicity and charm in a pastoral setting. The colors are soft pastel blues, greens, and grays, with small accents of yellow. The elegant binding by Riviere provides the perfect covering for this most desirable package. Bookseller Inventory # ST12335

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Shakespeare, William - Charlotte Porter; H. A. Clarke (Editors)

Published by George G. Harrap & Co., London (1906)

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Item Description: George G. Harrap & Co., London, 1906. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. George G. Harrap & Co. 1906. Edited by Charlotte Porter and H. A. Clarke & with an Introduction by John Churton Collins M. A., D.Litt. Hardcover. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. First Separate Edition. Book Condition: Near Fine - Gilt tree and lettering to front and spine, gilt top edge to pages, other edges untrimmed, each frontispiece illustrated with a different picture of Shakespeare, rough cut pages and firm binding, minor foxing - mainly of the end-papers, plates fading slightly, corners and spine ends showing small signs of bumping, page edges tanning as are the spines, no dj. Imprint date from 'General Introduction' (V.1). Vol I - General Introduction, The Tempest, The Two Gentlemen Of Verona, The Merry Wives Of Windsor: Martin Droeshout portrait of Shakespeare to frontispeice. Vol II - Biography, Measure For Measure, The Comedie Of Errors, Much Adoe About Nothing: Portrait of Shakespeare as Old Knowell in Johnson's "Every Man in his Humour." to frontispeice, spine slightly cocked. Vol III - Loves Labour's Lost, A Midsommer Nights Dreame, The Merchant Of Venice: Droeshout copy portrait to frontispeice, spine slightly cocked. Vol IV - As You Like It, The Taming Of The Shrew, All's Well That Ends Well: S. Felton Portrait to frontispiece, spine slightly cocked. Vol V - Twelfe Night Or What You Will, The Winter's Tale, The Life And Death Of King John: CopyOf Stratford Church Bust Portrait to frontispiece, spine cocked, two small dark marks (possibly ink) to front board, two small marks to rear board. Vol VI - The Life And Death Of King Richard The Second, The First Part Of Henry The Fourth With The Life And Death Of Henry Sirnamed Hot-Spurre, The Second Part Of Henry The Fourth Containing His Death: And The Coronation Of King Henry The Fift: Chandos portrait to frontispiece, Pencilled comments to end of Henry IV Part I and end of Henry IV part II, slight rubbing marks to rear board, spine cocked. Vol VII - The Life Of Henry The Fift, The First Part Of Henry The Sixt, The Second Part Of Henry The Sixt With The Death Of The Good Duke Humfrey: The Devonshire or Darenant bust to frontispeice. Vol VIII - The Third Part Of Henry The Sixt With The Death Of The Duke Of Yorke, The Tragedy Of Richard The Third With The Landing Of Earle Richmond And The Battell At Bosworth Field, The Famous History Of The Life Of King Henry The Eight: Lord Ronald Gower's statue of Shakespeare to frontispeice, slight rub mark to rear board. Vol IX - The Tragedie Of Troylus And Cressida, The Tragedy Of Coriolanus, The Lamentable Tragedy Of Titus Andronicus: Westminster Abbey monument to frontispiece. Vol X - The Tragedie Of Romeo And Juliet, The Life Of Tymon Of Athens, The Tragedie Of Julius Caesar: Holy Trinity Church - Stratford sculpture to frontispiece, spine slightly cocked. Vol XI - The Tragedie Of Macbeth, The Tragedie Of Hamlet Prince Of Denmarke, The Tragedie Of King Lear: William Page bust of Shakespeare to frontispiece, slight rubbing to rear board and top of spine. Vol XII - The Tragedie Of Othello The Moore Of Venice, The Tragedie Of Anthonie And Cleopatra, The Tragedie Of Cymbeline: Shakespeare's death mask to frontispiece. Vol XIII - Pericles Prince Of Tyre, Venus And Adonis, The Rape Of Lucrece, Sonnets, Minor Poems: Shakespeare's birthplace to frontispiece. For more information or photographs please contact us. All our orders are sent by signed for, tracked, or a combination of both. Due to the weight and/or size of this item postage may be increased - we will try to keep it to a minimum. Bookseller Inventory # 000088

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William Shakespeare; George Steevens, ed.; John Boydell, pub.

Published by Printed by W. Bulmer & Co. c. 1802, London (1802)

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Item Description: Printed by W. Bulmer & Co. c. 1802, London, 1802. Edition : First Boydell edition., Contemporary full royal gilt blue russia calf, sides with gilt rules and floral corner pieces, and an elaborate interwoven gilt- and blind-tooled series of borders, expertly rebacked in six compartments of raised bands and blind-tooled motifs, gilt text on two and six, board edges and inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt., With the important prefaces of Samuel Johnson?s and Alexander Pope., Size : Folio (17 x 13 ½ in). , Titles and half-titles all present. With 96 full-page copper engravings including two portraits depicting scenes from the plays. Plates are engraved after the important British artists of the day: Raynolds, Romney, Opie, Smirke, Hamilton, Banbury, William Blake, Northcote, Westall, etc. , Volume : Nine volumes., References : Jaggard 508; Shaksperiana III:34; HBS 45748. Some rubbing and abrasion to boards, scattered foxing to plates mostly in margins, some repair on title page volume one; overall a very good set in exceptional contemporary binding. Bookseller Inventory # B799

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Boydell, John; William Shakespeare

Published by John and Josiah Boydell, London (1803)

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Item Description: John and Josiah Boydell, London, 1803. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition; First Printing. Elephant folio first edtion of Boydell's Shakespeare prints (52) . A landmark work in British engraving. In original half-leather boards and cloth, of which the leather is separating and deteriorated, and the cloth tattered (although front titles still clear) ; front board detached. The prints themselves are stunning despite dampstains affecting the upper third beginning at top corner, and a further two small sections at lower edge; stains fade progressively from front of book to rear; on darker prints the staining is more subtle. Paper is still bright and crisp, and largely free of foxing. Pictures on request. (There is a smaller folio edition, 17x22" of Boydell's Shakespeare, but this is the first larger elephant folio edition of 1803). ; Vol. 2; 22 x 28"; Wikipedia: The idea of a grand Shakespeare edition was conceived during a dinner at the home of Josiah Boydell (John's nephew) in late 1786. [18] Five important accounts of the occasion survive. [19] From these, a guest list and a reconstruction of the conversation have been assembled. The guest list reflects the range of Boydell's contacts in the artistic world: it included Benjamin West, painter to King George III; George Romney, a renowned portrait painter; George Nicol, bookseller to the king; William Hayley, a poet; John Hoole, a scholar and translator of Tasso and Aristotle; and Daniel Braithwaite, secretary to the postmaster general and a patron of artists such as Romney and Angelica Kauffmann. Most accounts also place the painter Paul Sandby at the gathering. [20]Boydell wanted to use the edition to help stimulate a British school of history painting. He wrote in the "Preface" to the folio that he wanted "to advance that art towards maturity, and establish an English School of Historical Painting". [21] A court document used by Josiah to collect debts from customers after Boydell's death relates the story of the dinner and Boydell's motivations: [Boydell said] he should like to wipe away the stigma that all foreign critics threw on this nation-that they had no genius for historical painting. He said he was certain from his success in encouraging engraving that Englishmen wanted nothing but proper encouragement and a proper subject to excel in historical painting. The encouragement he would endeavor to find if a proper subject were pointed out. Mr. Nicol replied that there was one great National subject concerning which there could be no second opinion, and mentioned Shakespeare. The proposition was received with acclaim by the Alderman [John Boydell] and the whole company (see fuller Wikipedia entry). Bookseller Inventory # 34972

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BOYDELL, John (SHAKESPEARE, William)

Published by Boydell & Company [1791-1803], London (1791)

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Item Description: Boydell & Company [1791-1803], London, 1791. Hardcover. First Edition. Large folio (12-1/2" x 16-1/2") bound in publisher's full gilt-decorated red morocco, front cover now detached but present. Illustrated with an engraved title page, two portraits, and 98 full- page copper engravings nearly all of which represent various scenes from plays, including one engraved by William Blake, and are engraved after the major British artists of the day: Reynolds, Romney, Opie, Smirke, Northcote, Westall, etc. The finest illustrations ever created to accompany Shakespeare, here presented in their original large format (the plates were also published as part of a nine-volume folio set of Shakespeare's dramatic works). A difficult title to find intact as most volumes over the years have been broken for their beautiful individual plates which in this volume are quite clean with all tissue guards present. Sporadic and usually very mild foxing to the blank margins of some plates. One engraving has been laid down. The leather is rubbed with some wear, mostly to the spine tips and edges, the front cover being detached but present. Contents very clean and attractive in handsome binding. Bookseller Inventory # 010563

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Shakespeare William

Published by Hacon & Ricketts at the Vale Press, London -1903 (1900)

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Item Description: Hacon & Ricketts at the Vale Press, London -1903, 1900. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. One of 310 Limited Edition. Complete with all 39 volumes in the original blind decorated green cloth, gilt titling. B & W decorations by Charles Ricketts, Generally in Very Good condition, some intermittent, occasional spotting, partly untrimmed, very light marginal rubbing to extremities, some uniform darkening to spine as usual. 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 105190

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SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM

Published by Charles Knight, London (1838)

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Item Description: Charles Knight, London, 1838. Hardcover. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION of Knight's beautiful and influential edition of Shakespeare, profusely illustrated throughout. In exquisite calf gilt bindings by Broca and Kaufman. Charles Knight's "early passion for Shakespeare resulted ultimately in an elaborately illustrated edition of the dramatist (the so-called Pictorial Shakespeare), original printed in fifty-five installments (1838-43) and then collected in eight volumes? Although intended for a popular audience, Knight's edition is a work of serious scholarship, gathering together in its extensive apparatus commentary on the textual, historical, and theatrical aspects of each play. Every drama begins with an 'Introductory Notice,' 'Historical Illustrations' being appended to the text of each ace, and concludes with a 'Supplementary Notice' that is essentially interpretive. In his commentary Knight ranges over a number of concerns - discussions of the text, sources, literary criticism, costuming,m medieval architecture, dating, the historicity of the events and characters dramatized, aspects of performance, and the like? After the considerable labour of this ambitious project, Knight foliowed up with a biography of Shakespeare" (Charles Forker). London: Charles Knight, 1838-43. Octavo (7x10 inches), contemporary polished calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines with leather labels, gilt-ruled boards, gilt dentlelles, marbled endpapers, tope edges gilt. Just a touch of superficial rubbing to some binding extremities; generally a fine set, very handsomely bound. Bookseller Inventory # 1509

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SWIFT (JONATHAN) [1667-1745]. Davis (Herbert), editor.

Published by Shakespeare Head Press, Basil Blackwell, Oxford (1939)

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Item Description: Shakespeare Head Press, Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1939. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Fourteen volumes. Oxford: Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press and published by Basil Blackwell, 1939-68. All volumes first impression. Illustrated with plates, facsimiles, and textual illustrations. Bound in slightly differing shades of original green cloth, gilt lettering, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Spines of a few volumes sunned to a lighter shade of green, that of volume IX to a shade of brown. A few gilt letters to spine of volume V a little faint. Some browning to endpapers of a few volumes. §Single owner collection with the bookplate of the Germanic scholar Victor Lange (1908-1996) to front pastedowns. A very good copy of the complete set. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This set will require special carriage arrangements. PLEASE CONTACT US for a shipping quote and further information). Bookseller Inventory # 20655

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SHAKESPEARE, William

Published by Charles Whittingham, Chiswick (1826)

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Item Description: Charles Whittingham, Chiswick, 1826. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 60 wood engravings by John Thompson from drawings by Stothard, Corbould, Harvey, and others. (illustrator). First edition. 16mos, full dark cherry calf, raised bands, extra glt spines, inner dentelles, a.e.g., bound by Zaehnsdorf Bindery for Lauriat's of Boston Weller was a member of the Society of Antiquaries, and a former bookseller, when he and Charles Whittingham printed this handsome, popular, illustrated edition of the Bard of Avon. "Singer was responsible for a careful collation of the text and many useful notes. . He unostentatiously did much to advance the study of Elizabethan literature - DNB." John Thompson, trained by Robert Branston and Thomas Bewick , was considered unexcelled as a wood engraver in the two decades surrounding this set. 60 wood engravings by John Thompson from drawings by Stothard, Corbould, Harvey, and others. Bookseller Inventory # 0005340

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SHAKESPEARE, William.

Published by London, Blackie & Son, 1898. (1898)

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Item Description: London, Blackie & Son, 1898., 1898. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 4to. Edited with a 7 page preface by Henry Irving. Also edited with notes and introductions to each play by Frank A. Marshall. Life of Shakespeare by Edward Dowden. Frontispiece, facsimiles and drawings by Gordon Browne and others. 1/2 brown morocco over green cloth, spines lettered in gilt (rubbing). Very good. 8 volumes. Bookseller Inventory # 301188

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Item Description: London, 1822. Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Printed for Robert Triphook, Old Bond Street by James Moyes, Greville Street. Complete loss of 1 1/2" at top of spine. ALS signed by Nares concerning a lost book Mar 25, 1808. Edges & corners rubbed Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Author Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 010327

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William Shakespeare

Published by Star and Morning Leader, London (1900)

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Item Description: Star and Morning Leader, London, 1900. HardBack. Book Condition: Very Good. First edition. 39 volumes complete set. Rare from this seminal publisher. Remarkably clean tight sound square, in the trademark linen backed magenta cloth with bright gilt title to upper, some very very gently rubbed to spine, all edges bright gilt. Bookseller Inventory # 100044337

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Shakespeare, W. ; The Folio Society ; Wells, S.

Published by Folio Society, London, "Letterpress Shakespeare" limited editions, 2007. (2007)

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Item Description: Folio Society, London, "Letterpress Shakespeare" limited editions, 2007., 2007. Limited editions of 3750 numbered copies and 25 lettered copies of each volume. 4 two- volume sets, the Works volumes bound in half-goatskin with marbled paper boards, top edges gilt, folio, 36 cm, the commentary volumes clothbound, 8vo, each Work and Commentary set boxed together in a handsome burgundy clamshell case with leather A splendid set of four of Shakespeare's most popular comedies from this beautifully produced edition of Shakespeare. Shakespeare's texts are magnificently printed in letterpress from the latest "Oxford Shakespeare" editions (under the general editorship of Stanley Wells) in fine large folios, very attractively bound in half-goatskin with marbled-paper sides, the four tragedies offered here all being bound in red. For each work the notes and commentary, appendices and introduction are all reserved to a separate volume (boxed with the corresponding text-volume), meaning that the text-volumes remain uncluttered and harmonious. This part-set comprises the following four works: Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, King Lear. A uniform group, each of the limited editions being Copy No. 7. Four Fine sets in their original clamshell boxes which are Near Fine, some having minor bumps or scuffs. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-37294

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Shakespeare, W. ; The Folio Society ; Wells, S.

Published by Folio Society, London, "Letterpress Shakespeare" limited editions, 2008. (2008)

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Item Description: Folio Society, London, "Letterpress Shakespeare" limited editions, 2008., 2008. Limited editions of 3750 numbered copies and 25 lettered copies of each volume. 4 two- volume sets, the Works volumes bound in green half-goatskin with marbled paper boards, top edges gilt, folio, 36 cm ; the commentary volumes clothbound, 8vo ; each Work and Commentary boxed together in a handsome green clamshell case, 80 + x, 248 A splendid set of four of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies from this beautifully produced edition of Shakespeare. Shakespeare's texts are magnificently printed in letterpress from the latest "Oxford Shakespeare" editions (under the general editorship of Stanley Wells) in fine large folios, most attractively bound in half-goatskin with marbled-paper sides, the comedies all being bound in green.For each work the notes and commentary, appendices and introduction are all reserved to a separate volume (boxed with the corresponding text-volume), meaning that the text-volumes remain uncluttered and harmonious. This part-set comprises the following four works: The Tempest, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Or What You Will, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, A uniform group, each of the limited editions being Copy No. 7. Four Fine sets in their original clamshell boxes which are Near Fine, some having minor bumps or scuffs. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-37295

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Staunton, Howard (ed)

Published by George Routledge and Sons, London (1881)

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Item Description: George Routledge and Sons, London, 1881. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jackets. Gilbert, John (illustrator). Numbered, De Luxe, Morocco. 39vol.set (missing vol.1,no.1); HBs half-bound blk.'Morroco'leather&marble w/gilt; heavy rub&heavy wear w/clean,tight pgs. This is a very rare set of Shakespeare--all plays+poems,sonnets,etc. Quote from original advert (dated 1895): "The undersigned (dealer in rare and beautiful books), has, unexpectedly and fortunately, been able to buy a very limited number of Sets of this Shakespeare at a price which permits him to offer it, bound in 40 volumes, half Morocco, gilt top.Thus having it a play to the volume and making it more pleasing than in its original bulky form in 15 volumes, and changing the binding from cloth to half Morocco." unfortunately set is missing the very first volume. This is #226 of1,000. set is extremely fragile w/backstrips,etc.degrading&3vols.re-rebound. includes original advert + provenance ephemera Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 020075

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SHAKESPEARE, William

Published by Phillips and Sampson, Boston (1846)

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Item Description: Phillips and Sampson, Boston, 1846. Hardcover. Seven volume set. Octavo. Frontispiece portrait in Volume I, rebound in later full brown morocco. Leather gilt with raised bands on spine with some rubbing at the extremities and light foxing to some pages about near fine. A handsome early American set of Shakespeare's works along with a biography and literary notes. Bookseller Inventory # 323366

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William Shakespeare

Published by Collins, UK (1900)

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Item Description: Collins, UK, 1900. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Near Fine. New Edition. New Edition Circa 1900. Undated. The Bijou Shakespeare. Six volumes boxed set. Approx 14 illustrations per volume. India paper. Full calf leather with elaborate tooling to spine and boards. Marbled endpapers. Top Quality set. In matching leather bound wood and leather box. Books are near fine and in wonderful bright condition. Contents excellent. The box is very good++ with slight edge rubbing. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request.Ref 6649 Size: 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 009765

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Shakespeare William

Published by Chiswick C. Whittingham 1823 (1823)

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Item Description: Chiswick C. Whittingham 1823, 1823. First edition thus. Additional woodcut title, vignette on printed title, and cul-de-lampe. 8vo, A beautiful edition in contemporary straight-grained maroon morocco; richly gilt with blind stamped flower borders on upper and lower covers; gilt floral designs between raised, gilt stamped bands on spine and gilt lettering; edges beautifully gilt and gauffered; soft purple endpapers. 2 ff, 666 pp. A fine, elegant edition in excellent condition. A FINE COPY OF SHAKESPEARE’S WORKS. Charles Whittingham was the "‘uncle’, printer and founder of the Chiswick Press." However, even before setting up this press, Whittingham had set precedents in printing, typography, types of paper used and for being the "‘first printer to develop fully the overlaying of wood engravings for book illustration,’ and was the first to print woodcuts perfectly." [Dict of Nat’l Bio] Whittingham also distinguished himself for producing compact editions of authors put out by rival booksellers for less money. Thus, he made it possible for more people to read contemporary authors. A very beautiful and complete edition. This binding is in the style of the best London binders of the period. Bookseller Inventory # 16025

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Shakespeare, William;Knight, Charles

Published by George Routledge and Sons, New York (1899)

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Item Description: George Routledge and Sons, New York, 1899. Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. Various (illustrator). First Edition Thus. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall. New York: Routledge, 1899. 32mo. First of this edition. A very beautiful set of Shakespeare, 13 volumes (complete) in fine burgundy red cloth, blindstamped decoration, gilt titles and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Each volume is 3.5" x 5" and approximately 271 pp. with yellow floral endpapers, frontispiece and additional illustrations by different period artists. Vintage signature on ffep. Slight bumping to top and bottom of spine. Volumes are near fine and appear largely unread. A very lovely set of books. Bookseller Inventory # 002772

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William Shakespere [Shakespeare]; Charles Knight, [Editor]

Published by London: Virtue & Co, Limited, 1875? (1875)

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Item Description: London: Virtue & Co, Limited, 1875?, 1875. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. 1st Edition. IMPERIAL EDITION. Folio, 39.1*30*15.5cm, wt:12.8kg, 810pp+778pp. Brown leather spines over cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Wear and tear to covers, rubbing at page edges. Front hinge of 1 volume weak with a crack, but still holding. UNDATED, but presumed around 1875. Complete with 51 fine steel plates. All pages and illustrations neat and clean, except for slightest foxing to margins of a few plates. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-9004026593

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Collier, J. Payne, Esq. F.S.A. - Editor.

Published by London. Whitaker & Co. -1844 (1842)

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Item Description: London. Whitaker & Co. -1844, 1842. 1st Edition 1842-1844 of an entirely new collation of the old editions, in 8 volumes, with volume 9 being a Supplemental Volume of Notes and Emendations from early manuscript corrections. Very fine. HB set. Olive green leather covered boards with intricate impressed gilt work borders, vertical spine titles gilt with 5 raised bands, spine panels lavishly decorated impressed gilt. Covers in excellent condition with very slight wear to some raised bands. All end papers multi-coloured marbled gloss, with 0.5cm superb impressed gilt border to FEPs and REPs. 14.5 x 22cm tall. (Complete set of 9 volumes very heavy 9 Kg. 220g.). All pages very clean, all page edges brightly gilded. Additional plain leaves at front and back of each volume lightly foxed. Each volume individually described as follows. Vol. I. Frontis. 'Portrait of William Shakespeare, b/w engraving by H. Cook, from the 1623 folio edition. (Pages to ccxci contain History of the Stage; The Life of Shakespeare, His Will etc., and Glossarial Index), plus 275pp. WH. containing The Tempest; The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Vol. II. 563pp. WH. contains Measure for Measure; The Comedy of Errors; Much Ado about Nothing; Love's Labours Lost; Midsummer Nights Dream; and the Merchant of Venice. Vol. III. 542pp. WH. Contains As You Like it; The Taming of the Shrew; All's Well that ends Well; Twelfth Night; and The Winter's Tale. Vol. IV. 576pp. WH. Contains King John; King Richard II; First part of King Henry IV; Second part of King Henry IV; and King Henry V. Vol. V. 609pp. WH. Contains First part of King Henry VI; Second part of King Henry VI; Third part of King Henry VI; King Richard III; and King Henry VIII. Vol. VI. 590pp. WH. Contains Troilus and Cressida; Coriolanus; Titus Andronicus; Romeo and Juliet; and Timon of Athens. Vol. VII. 630pp. WH. Contains Julius Caesar; Macbeth; Hamlet; King Lear; and Othello. Vol. VIII. 580pp. WH. Contains Anthony and Cleopatra; Cymbeline; Pericles; and poems Venus and Adonis, Lucrece, Sonnets, A Lover's Compaint, and The Passionate Pilgrim. Vol. IX. Entitled 'Notes and Emendations', Second Edition revised and enlarged, and dated 1853. Contains notes and emendations to the Text of Shakespeare's Plays from early manuscript corrections in a copy of the Folio 1632, which is in the possession of the Editor, and is a supplemental volume to the Works of Shakespeare in 8 volumes by the same editor. A very fine set, tight volumes, in excellent condition. Bookseller Inventory # 43478

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Shakespeare, William

Published by Edward Moxon., London (1857)

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Item Description: Edward Moxon., London, 1857. Full Calf. Book Condition: Near Fine. First edition thus. The first edition of the best known work of Alexander Dyce. To quote the DNB, "a vast number of Shakespearean students regard it as the most readable and satisfactory of all the editions of the dramatist." It is also a notable publication of Edward Moxon, the great publisher of English literature. The 1857 original edition is quite scarce. 8vo. 6 volumes. With the half-titles. Engraved portrait in Volume 1. Cont. full green pebbled calf, possibly a publisher's deluxe binding. A.e.g. Extremities a bit rubbed but a very nice set. Bookseller Inventory # 7987

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Halliwell (afterwards Halliwell-Phillipps), J.O.

Published by Printed for private circulation, Brixton Hill, London, first edition, 1852. (1852)

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Item Description: Printed for private circulation, Brixton Hill, London, first edition, 1852., 1852. One of 80 copies printed on thick paper and signed by the publisher. Blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine-title, 4to, viii,135 pp, ills, facs. 120 items. Scarce. From the preface: " the collection.is the only one of any magnitude yet formed, really illustrative of the life and works of our great dramatic poet.if I can neither produce letters nor autographs, there are yet recorded in the following pages a sufficient number of important illustrative objects to render the whole well deserving the attention of every Shakespearian student." Covers rubbed, long splits to joints, first few leaves foxed, contents otherwise Good. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-35540

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Shakespeare, William; Morley, Christopher (preface); Wright, William Aldis (ed); Kent, Rockwell (illus)

Published by Doubleday, Doran, Garden City, NY (1936)

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Item Description: Doubleday, Doran, Garden City, NY, 1936. Hardcover. First Edition Thus/Limited Edition. Light toning to vellum labels, bookplate of noted Kent collector Eliot Stanley at front pastedowns (printed by Anthoennsen Press), touch of toning at endpages (as typical), else tight, bright and unmarred. Slipcase shows light/moderate shelf/edge wear, wear at fore-edge, most seams split, all seams reinforced with Japanese hinge paper at inside, several small bits of tape at upper seams, moisture spotting at top and onlay, else clean. Blue beveled cloth boards, vellum spine labels, gilt lettering and decorative elements, frontispiece(s), teg. 4to. 1527pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Limited numbered edition, this being 543 of 750, signed by Kent. The Cambridge Edition text, edited by William Wright. Preface by Christopher Morley. Each play is illustrated with a full page plate by Rockwell Kent (titled at verso). Designed by A.P. Tedesco and printed at the Country Life Press. Infamous for a slipcase with paper seams (unreinforced, no cloth, etc) so prone to failure it is nearly impossible to find intact/undamaged. Noted flaws to the slipcase notwithstanding, a very handsome set. Near Fine [Textblock Fine] in Good+ Slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 5505

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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Published by THE UNIVERSITY PRESS, NY (1901)

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Item Description: THE UNIVERSITY PRESS, NY, 1901. Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. Assumed First Edition for the University. TITLE: SHAKESPEARE'S WORKS 13 VOLUMES 1901 UNIVERSITY EDITION - Color Illustrations Present AUTHOR: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: THE UNIVERSITY SOCIETY, NY 1901 EDITION: First Editions assumed for The University Society CATEGORY: Literature, Decorative BINDING/COVER: Hardbacks without dust jacket COLOR: Marble decorated board with leather corner tips and spine CONDITION: Overall the entire set is in fair+ condition. Books are without marks or writings, pages are clean, and books are basically tight and sturdy. SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: see below pages. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: The thirteen volumes for sale are as follows: VOLUME 1 - THE TEMPEST, MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST. Minor fraying to the top and bottom edges of the spine. Good-/None dust jacket condition as issued. VOLUME II - MEASURE FOR MEASURE, COMEDY OF ERRORS, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, AS YOU LIKE IT. Minor fraying to the top and bottom edges of the spine. Good-/None dust jacket condition as issued. VOLUME III - MERCHANT OF VENICE, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, TWELFTH NIGHT. There is a chip to the upper area of the spine; there is minor fraying to the bottom edges of the spine; there is a minor crack to the leather at the lower edge. Some scuffs to the boards' edges. Fair+/None dust jacket condition as issued. VOLUME IV - THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, A WINTER'S TALE, HAMLET. Minor fraying to the top and bottom edges of the spine. Good-/None dust jacket condition as issued. VOLUME V - CYMBELINE, KING JOHN, TROILUS AND CRESSIDA. Minor fraying to the top and bottom edges of the spine. Good-/None dust jacket condition as issued. VOLUME VI - ROMEO AND JULIET, KING RICHARD II, KING LEAR. Minor fraying to the top and bottom edges of the spine. Good-/None dust jacket condition as issued. VOLUME VII - ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, OTHELLO, HENRY IV, FIRST PART. Minor fraying to the top and bottom edges of the spine. There are scuffs to the corner edges. Good-/None dust jacket condition as issued. VOLUME VIII - HENRY IV, SECOND PART, HENRY V, HENRY VI, FIRST PART. There is a large piece of leather missing from the spine; there is a piece of tape present at the top of spine; there is some scuffs to the board edges at the corner. Poor++/None dust jacket as issued. VOLUME IX - HENRY VI, SECOND PART HENRY VI, THIRD PART RICHARD III. Minor fraying to the bottom edges of the spine. Good-/None dust jacket condition as issued. VOLUME X - CARIOLANUS, HENRY VIII, MACBETH. Minor fraying to the top edge of the spine. Good-/None dust jacket condition as issued. VOLUME XI - TITUS ANDRONICUS, TIMON OF ATHENS, JULIUS CAESAR, PERICLES. There is a large sized chip to the leather at upper area of the spine. Minor fraying to the top edge of the spine. Poor+/None dust jacket condition as issued. VOLUME XII - LIFE OF SHAKESPEARE, POEMS AND SONNETS. Minor fraying to the bottom edges of the spine. Good-/None dust jacket condition as issued. VOLUME XIII - INDEX TO THE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE. - WITH PREFACES, NOTES, GLOSSARIES, A LIFE OF SHAKESPEARE AND A HISTORY OF EARLY ENGLISH DRAMA. The pages are sectioned by titles and there are glossaries, notes, comments and questions after each title/act is finished. ALL COLOR PLATES AND FRONTISPIECES ARE PRESENT!!! COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, books will ship immediately without email notification to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! THIS BOOK(S) MAY BE TOO LARGE, HEAVY AND COSTLY TO SHIP INTERNATIONALLY (will not fit in the USPS international flat rate envelope, exceptions for Canada and Mexico)!!! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc 850 E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 005626 Size: 5 ½ x 8 ½. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 005626

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SHAKESPEARE, William.

Published by Doubleday Doran, Garden City (1936)

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Item Description: Doubleday Doran, Garden City, 1936. hardcover. Book Condition: very good(+). First. One of 750 copies, signed by Kent. The Cambridge Edition Text, as edited by William Aldis Wright. Illustrations by Rockwell Kent. Preface by Christopher Morley. 2 vols., large 4to, blue cloth, vellum labels. Garden City: Doubleday Doran, 1936. Limited Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 211687

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Shakespeare, William; Wright, William Aldis

Published by Macmillan and Co., London (1891)

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Item Description: Macmillan and Co., London, 1891. Full Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Reprint. 1891-1893. Third edition of the Cambridge Shakespeare, complete in 9 volumes, each volume with a half-title and title page. Contemporary fine bindings of full red polished calf with gilt decoration to the spines, gilt dentelles, brown and green title lables, gilt coat of arms (featuring camels) blocked to the front board of each volume. All edges marbled red (faded to the top edge); end papers marbled in red and gold. Bindings very good with a little general wear and a little rubbing to edges, head of couple of volumes slightly scuffed and a couple of small scuff marks to the rear board of volume I. Contents clean and tight, neat gift inscription to the front blank of each volume, minimal spotting to the first and last few pages, hinges good and strong, end papers good and clean (a few very slightly marked), stamped and manuscript no. to the verso of each title page, otherwise contents unmarked. A very good set in fine contemporary full leather bindings. Size: Small 4to (16 x 23cm). Bookseller Inventory # 020415

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SHAKESPEARE, William]. BOYDELL, John.

Published by London, Bickers and Son [1874]. (1874)

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Item Description: London, Bickers and Son [1874]., 1874. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First edition. Folio. Illustrated with 97 Woodbury type photographs by Vincent Brooks, Day and Son. Full contemporary green morocco by Bickers & Son, with red spine label, elaborate gilt rulings and devices on covers creating an Arabesque design, marbled endpapers (rubbed), a.e.g. Good. We believe this to be the original "deluxe" binding for this photographic work. Bookseller Inventory # 223138

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