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Shakespeare William

Published by Chiswick C. Whittingham 1823, 1823
From Buddenbrooks, Inc. (Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.)

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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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Publisher: Chiswick C. Whittingham 1823

Publication Date: 1823

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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