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Shakspeare's Seven Ages of Man


Published by London: E. and C. McLean, 1824, 1824
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Shakspeare's Seven Ages of ManALKEN, Henry, illustrator. Shakspeare's Seven Ages of Man, Illustrated by Henry Alken. London: Published by E. and C. McLean, 1824.Oblong folio (10 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches; 273 x 368 mm.). One page of text, plus seven large hand-colored etchings.Original printed paper wrappers. A bit of edgewear to wrappers, two plates with short, narrow creases at upper right fore-edge, otherwise an excellent copy. Housed in a red cloth portfolio with internal bookplate.OCLC/KVK locate only seven copies in institutional holdings worldwide.The plates are titled:The Infant (June 20th. 1824)The School-Boy (June 15th, 1824)The Soldier (June 20th. 1824)The Lover (June 15th. 1824)The Justice (June 20th. 1824)The Sixth Age (June 20th. 1824)Last Scene of all (June 20th. 1824)"This is of a very different sort from Stothard's Seven Ages. It represents a satirical treatment of that speech, with hand-coloured etchings by Henry Alken which are very amusing" (Colin Franklin).Abbey, Life in England, 256; Tooley, 47; Jaggard, p. 288. Bookseller Inventory # 02783

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Title: Shakspeare's Seven Ages of Man

Publisher: London: E. and C. McLean, 1824

Publication Date: 1824

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