Shakespeare's Seven Ages of Man

Alken, Henry; Shakespeare, William

Published by E. & Co. McLean, 1824
Used Condition: Fine
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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Oblong 14 By 10 Inches. Book. Extremely rare collection of brilliantly handcolored Henry Alken light-hearted plates depicting Shakespeare's seven ages of man: "The Infant", "The School-Boy", "The Soldier", "The Lover", "The Justice", "The Sixth Age", "The Last Scene of All". The leather has some wear along the edges and corners. Binding is tight. Seven plates clean, with just the tiniest smidgen of soilage on two on the lower left, in neither case coming close to the picture itself. All tissues preserved, with minor short tear on just one. Please note that there is no title page or text to this volume, but there are plenty of extra heavy stock sheets before and after the plates. Bookseller Inventory # 000213

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Title: Shakespeare's Seven Ages of Man

Publisher: E. & Co. McLean

Publication Date: 1824

Binding: Three-Quarter Morocco

Illustrator: Alken, Henry

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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