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Book 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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Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare Revised by George Stevens

SHAKESPEARE, William
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Book Description: London Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., for John and Joshua Boydell, 1802. The Finest Illustrations of Shakespeare’s Works SHAKESPEARE, William. The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare. Revised by George Stevens. London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., for John and Joshua Boydell, 1802. First Boydell edition. Nine folio volumes (16 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches) bound into six folio volumes. With ninety-five full page engravings including the portrait of Shakespeare between the Muses. Six half-titles present; all title-pages present (titles for volumes VII to IX bound at the end of volume VI). Contemporary full green levant morocco. Covers decoratively ruled in blind and five lines of gilt. All volumes rebacked to style in green, spines tooled, ruled, and lettered in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Each volume with a small bookplate on the front pastedown and a discreet inkstamp on the title-page of a library. Some rubbing. Still, a handsome set. A truly monumental labor of devotion, all aspects of this edition are impressive. The engravings in this edition were done by many leading artists of the time; Reynolds, Smirke, Northcote, Porter Stothard, Hamilton, Bunbury, Opie and Westall. "According to the prosepctus, issued in 1786, a type foundry, an ink factory, and a printing house were all specially erected for the production of this edition" (Jaggard). While Jaggard calls for 100 plates for this set, there has been no copy at auction within the last twenty-five years with more plates and a few with less. Jaggard, p.508. Shaksperiana, III, 34. HBS 66578. $12,500. Bookseller Inventory # 66578

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SHAKESPEARE’S DRAMATIC WORKS: POEMS, TRAGEDIES, HISTORIES, COMEDIES, DOUBTFUL PLAYS and BIOGRAPHY. Extra Illustrated.

Shakespeare, William; edited by Charles Knight.
(York, UK, United Kingdom)
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Book Description: London: Charles Knight and Co, 1839. First edition thus. Original issue of the Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakespeare. Imperial 8vo. Extra illustrated. 20 volumes. Beautifully bound in full crimson morocco, with raised bands and titles in gilt to the spines. Marbled endpapers with inner gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Originally issued in eight volumes, here extended to twenty volumes by the insertion of nearly 1200 extra plates and etchings, including some in colour, a number of which are proofs on India paper. Bindings with very light rubbing to the extremities. The bookplates of Clarence W. Hillyer and later James Strohn Copley to the front pastedown of each volume. An exceptionally fine and beautiful set. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. Bookseller Inventory # 10562

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THE MIND OF SHAKESPEARE AS EXHIBITED IN HIS WORKS

FORE-EDGE PAINTING - CURRIE, MISS C. B.). MORGAN, AARON AUGUSTUS
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Book Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1860. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. One of Fewer than 150 Known Fore-Edge PaintingsBy Miss Currie, Famed for her Cosway-Style Portraits. 168 x 102 mm (6 5/8 x 4"). 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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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare revised by George Steevens.

William Shakespeare; George Steevens, ed.; John Boydell, pub.
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Book 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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Book 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'S GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE.

BOYDELL, John (SHAKESPEARE, William)
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Book Description: Boydell & Company [1791-1803], London, 1791. leather. 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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THE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE: IN SEVEN VOLUMES.

Shakespeare, William
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Book Description: London, 1733, 1733. Seven volumes, later full leather. Engraved portrait frontispece. Very fine condition set of the first Theobald edition. Bookseller Inventory # 5028

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THE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE

SHAKESPEARE
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Book Description: NONESUCH PRESS, LONDON, 1933. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE PUBLISHED IN SEVEN VOLUMES BY THE NONESUCH PRESS IN A LIMITED EDITION BETWEEN 1929 AND 1933. PUBLISHED IN LONDON. VERY SCARCE SET. FULL CALF. NO INSCRIPTIONS. VERY GOOD CONDITION THROUGHOUT. A SUPER SET. NO INSCRIPTIONS OR OWNERSHIP MARKS. Bookseller Inventory # 000019

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Book Description: London, 1822. Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 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. Author Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 010327

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The Works of William Shakespeare.

SHAKESPEARE, William.
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Book 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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Book 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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The Works of William Shakespeare in Fifteen Volumes (39vols.)

Staunton, Howard (ed)
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Book Description: George Routledge and Sons, London, 1881. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jackets. Gilbert, John (illustrator). Numbered, De Luxe, Morocco. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 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 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 020075

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THE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: HAMLET [and] KING LEAR.

SHAKESPEARE, William. [REID, Forrest]
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Book Description: Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd,, Westminster:, 1902. First edition thus. [REID, Forrest]. THE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: HAMLET [and] KING LEAR. ['Hamlet' and 'King Lear' bound in one volume; issued as Volume XVI of 'The Works of William Shakespeare']. Octavo, red cloth, intricately stamped in gilt on spine [with 'Constable' imprint at base of spine pp. [iv], 178; 151, top edge gilt, illustrated (with color pictorial title page and with full-page color plate by Gerald Moira and F. C. Cowper). Author Forrest Reid's copy, with his ink signature on front flyleaf, dated in year of publication: "Forrest Reid 15/9 '02," and with Reid's extensive ink annotations on approximately 130 pages (of the 178 pages that make up the portion of text devoted to 'Hamlet'). Forrest Reid's copy, with his extensive ink annotations to 130 pages of text. Historian Kenneth Hamilton's ink signature on front flyleaf [Reid's book 'A Garden by the Sea' was dedicated to Kenneth Hamilton]. Spine is moderately rubbed, with light wear to cloth at tips of spine and corners, few soil marks on rear cover, scattered foxing to text, else a very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 61979

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DRAMATIC WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE In Seven Volumes

Shakespeare William
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Book Description: Chiswick C. Whittingham 1818, 1818. 7 volumes. First Edition of the fine seven volume Whittingham’s Edition. With two hundred and thirty embellishments, being an engraved frontispiece of Shakespeare’s birthplace in Volume I, vignettes on each title-page and delightful engravings of scenes and characters all throughout the text. 12mo, handsomely bound in fine contemporary full crushed red morocco by Warren, extensively decorated all over in fine detailed gilt and blind, the boards a fanciful display of floral and chain motifs in alternating gilt and blind, the spines matching and with gilt lettering in two of the compartments, each of which is separated by flat bands decorated in Greek key design in blind, board edges stippled in gilt and turn-ins with rolled gilt Greek key. A very handsome and fine set, internally clean and fresh and well preserved, the bindings are very lovely and in especially well preserved original state with only a bit of expected age evidence. There is no evidence of repair or restoration whatsoever, the hinges are all firm and solid. A lovely set. A TRUE GEM OF A SET OF THE GREAT BARD’S DRAMATIC WRITINGS COMPLETE IN SEVEN SMALL VOLUMES DELIGHTFULLY ILLUSTRATED. The set also includes the Preface of Dr. Samuel Johnson, and excellent glossarial index and a Life of Shakespeare and Remarks on the Writings written expressly for Whittingham’s edition by John Britton. 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 compact set, this is an excellent example of the quality to which Whittingham's printing skills had attained. This binding is in the style of the best London binders of the period. Bookseller Inventory # 23023

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Book 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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DRAMATIC WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, WITH A GLOSSARY.

Shakespeare William
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Book 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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Book 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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The Works of Shakespere [Shakespeare]. Two Volumes. IMPERIAL EDITION

William Shakespere [Shakespeare]; Charles Knight, [Editor]
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Book 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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The Works of William Shakespeare. (9 Volume Set).

Collier, J. Payne, Esq. F.S.A. - Editor.
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Book 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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Book 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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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [In Two Volumes]

Shakespeare, William; Morley, Christopher (preface); Wright, William Aldis (ed); Kent, Rockwell (illus)
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
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Book 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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THE IMPERIAL SHAKESPERE. THE WORKS OF SHAKESPERE, EDITED BY CHARLESKNIGHT. 2 VOLUMES.

Shakespeare, William
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Book Description: Virtue & Co. London nd (1870's) nd (1870's), London, 1870. Folio sized Steel Engravings (illustrator). First thus. Spectacular Binding Vol 1 2" sp crack, vol 2 restored sp crk VG Perhaps the most beautiful edition of Shakespeare's Works ever printed. The bindings are in gilt panelled red morocco, blindsta blindstamped, with raised bands, gilt panelled spine. partial spine crack on volume one, otherwise a VG+ copy. Bookseller Inventory # 026426

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THE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE In Nine Volumes (Complete) (The Cambridge Shakespeare)

Shakespeare, William; Wright, William Aldis
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Book Description: Macmillan and Co., London, 1891. Full Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Reprint. Small 4to (16 x 23cm). 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. Small 4to (16 x 23cm). Bookseller Inventory # 020415

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.

SHAKESPEARE, William.
(New York, NY, U.S.A.)
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Book 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'S WORKS 13 VOLUMES 1901 UNIVERSITY EDITION - Color Illustrations Present

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
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Book Description: THE UNIVERSITY PRESS, NY, 1901. Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. Assumed First Edition for the University. 5 ½ x 8 ½. 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. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 005626

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Book Description: London: Chapman and Hall, 1866-7, 1866. Extensively revised by Dyce for this edition; in his preface, he virtually disavows the first edition of 1857 in which he retained readings of a "much more doubtful character," influenced as he writes, "perhaps unconsciously, by the example of Malone and of some later editors" Second Edition. 9 vols., . Original pebbled brown cloth, spine titles gilt. Small tear at spine head of vol. I, upper joint starting on vol. VII, otherwise a very good set. Bookseller Inventory # 36710

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Book Description: Chiswick: Printed by C. and C. Whittingham, 1828., 1828. 8 volumes; small 8vo. (11cm tall). Contemporary full very dark blue / black straight grained morocco with red title label, two raised bands and gilt to spines, gilt rule to boards, marbled end papers. Vignette illustration to main title page of each volume and to end of each book. Binding slightly rubbed; title labels dusty, little nick to label of vol.I; browning and staining to first and last blanks but text clean. A sound, very pretty small size set. Bookseller Inventory # 42093

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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Shakespeare, William; Lee, Sidney
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Book Description: George D. Sproul, New York, 1907. Cloth. Book Condition: Good. First Edition Thus. 4to. FIRST EDITION THUS. 4TO. 40 VOLUMES COMPLETE THIS IS THE EDITOR'S AUTOGRAPH EDITION #34 LIMITED TO 250 SETS FOR SALE IN AMERICA AND ENGLAND. BLUE GRAY CLOTH WITH PAPER LABELS ON SPINE. BOTTOM SHELFWEAR TO SET. SOME CORNERS BUMPED. BROWNING TO SPINE LABELS. FOXING TO EDGES AND FRONTISPIECES. "Each volume has an illustrated frontispiece with dust guard by famous artists of the first decade of the 20th century." STILL A HANDSOME SET. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 012103

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The Boydell Gallery: A Collection of Engravings Illustrating The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare.

SHAKESPEARE, William]. BOYDELL, John.
(Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.)
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Book Description: London, Bickers and Son [1874]., 1874. Hardcover. 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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