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SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM

Published by Kelmscott Press, Middlesex (1893)

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Item Description: Kelmscott Press, Middlesex, 1893. Leather. Book Condition: Fine. 1st of This Edition. Limited to 510 copies of which this is one of 500 on paper. Printed in red and black with ornamental borders and initials. Finely bound in full olive green morocco with inlays of green and brown leather with ornate gilt work of floral and pontille design. Spine compartments of green and brown and panels of similar gilt. Housed in a full green leather clamshell box signed by the binder Bayntun-Riviere. One of the more popular books of this celebrated press it is rare thus and, in a near contemporary fine binding, a most desirable and lovely object. Size: Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 17301

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Willoughby, Edwin Eliott [William Shakespeare]

Published by Printed by the Grabhorn Press for David Magee, San Francisco

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Item Description: Printed by the Grabhorn Press for David Magee, San Francisco. 1935, edition limited to 73 copies. () Near fine. [30]. Folio. Original quarter red morocco and marbled boards. Raised bands. Black spine label with gilt titles. Shelfwear to boards and rubbing to spine, else a fine copy. The original leaves are mounted at the rear of the book immediately following a facsimile title page from each of the Four Folios. Condition of the leaves is as follows: First Folio: wear and age toning, mostly to margins, with one small piece missing that has been archivally repaired. The repairs do not touch the text or ruling. Second Folio, fine antiquarian condition with only light age-toning. Third Folio; Some age toning and spotting. The foredge margin has been trimmed, not touching text or ruling. Fourth Folio: Fine antiquarian condition, with only the faintest of toning. As attested to by penciled notes on the ffep and colophon from David Magee, this is an out of series proof copy and the first copy of the book to be bound. The First Folio leaf is laid in loosely, the remaining are tipped in. Proof copy signed by David Magee. A stunning production from the Grabhorn Press and fitting home for leaves from four of the most coveted books in the English Language. The leaf book offered here contains a leaf from each of Shakespeare's four folios, including his most celebrated plays. The First Folio example is the title page from the Merchant of Venice (PP 163 -164). The Second Folio leaf is pages 215-216 from the Life of King Henry the Eight. The Third Folio leaf is pages 649-650 from the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, including dialog between the two fated lovers, and the leaf from the Fourth Folio is pages 198-199 from the Life and Death of Richard the Third. A wonderful production, one of the scarcest from the Grabhorn Press, containing leaves from the first Four Folios of some of Shakespeare's most enduring works (Disbound and Dispersed 67). Bookseller Inventory # 135701

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Shakespeare, William

Published by The Limited Editions Club, New York (1939)

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Item Description: The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1939. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good +. Various Illustrators (illustrator). 1939. 37 Volumes. This set does not include the 2 volumes of plays. Complete in 37 volumes, housed in 6 buckram slipcases. This edition was designed by Bruce Rogers and printed at the press of A. Colish, New York. Various illustrators. The edition consists of 1950 numbered copies, of which this is number 1557. Decorative paper boards. Cream colored cloth spines lettered in gilt. Some spines a bit darkened. Top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. Only a few glassine board protectors remain, in varying condition. Each volume has been looked over carefully, text and plates clean throughout, all volumes in tight and square bindings. A very good set, with many unopenned pages. Each book with the LEC letter laid in. Includes the 20 page stapled prospectus. Please contact regarding shipping, this set is large and very heavy. Additional shipping charges for this set. Bookseller Inventory # 002525

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Bandello, Matteo. (Shakespeare, William).

Published by Imprimerie de Magny-en-Vexin. C. Motteroz, Paris (1879)

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Item Description: Imprimerie de Magny-en-Vexin. C. Motteroz, Paris, 1879. First Edition. First French Edition of Romeo and Juliet, limited to 300 copies. Penned by the Italian author, Matteo Bandello and first published in 1554, collecting twenty-one short stories that subsequently formed the basis for many European literary works, notably, Shakespeare's, Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado about Nothing. Originally translated into English in 1562, by Arthur Brook, in his poem, Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet. 16mo. Volume 1, 332 pp. Volume 2, 340 pp. Fine in original marbled paper covered boards with marbled endpapers, teg. One quarter black leather, raised bands with gilt lettering on the spine. Original green silk ribbon markers. Frontispiece portrait of Bandello, including a biography of his life. Front pastedown of both volumes bear the vintage bookplate of Redmond Conyngham, the noted Pennsylvania historian. A truly lovely set. Bookseller Inventory # 31753

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Shakespeare, William

Published by Franklin Library, Franklin Center (1978)

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Item Description: Franklin Library, Franklin Center, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. Limited Edition. 8vo(9"tall)Seven Volumes. Full red leather. First Printing thus, 1978. Fine but for very slight rubbing of gilt of fore-edge and minor miss-matching of some of the leather shades. RARE AS A SET. No dust jacket as issued. The 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of *The Great Books of the Western World. Full leather, all edges 22k gilt, gilt stamped designs to covers, silk moire endpapers and matching bound-in satin ribbon bookmark. **NOTE: A large and heavy set that will require extra packing and postage.**. Bookseller Inventory # 8098

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SHAKESPEARE, William

Published by Andersons Edinburgh Ltd, Scotland (1932)

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Item Description: Andersons Edinburgh Ltd, Scotland, 1932. Book Condition: Very Good. The Works of William Shakespeare. Edinburgh, Andersons Edinburgh Ltd., circa 1932. Charming set of Shakespeare's works in 40 miniature books, each measuring approximately 5 x 3,5 cm and cleverly displayed on a custom-made miniature shelf which stands 22,5 x 20 x 6,5 cm (HxWxD). 40 volumes, black rexine bindings, titled and decorated in green to spine, each with marbled endpapers, title page and illustrated frontis. Printed in Scotland for Allied Newspapers Ltd. based in London, these were offered to subscribers for a short time. Ink spill to one volume (King Henry V), otherwise in Very Good condition, the complete set, as issued with original wooden display shelf. Miniature in physical stature yet monumental in content, thirty-nine of Shakespeare's greatest works are presented herein, the editor carefully compiling from the best texts. Each play is complete with a title page and frontis illustration, further contains a summary of the play, a list of persons represented (characters), and the approximate date of composition. The set comprises 38 unique plays each in its own volume, a single volume of sonnets and poems, and a final volume which contains a list of the plays, an extensive glossary for the modern reader, and an 81-page biography of the revered seventeenth century poet, playwright, and actor. A delightful vestige of English Renaissance theatre in a darling unconventional format. The volumes are titled as follows: The Tempest The Two Gentlemen of Verona The Merry Wives of Windsor Measure for Measure The Comedy of Errors Much Ado About Nothing Love's Labour's Lost A Midsummer Night's Dream The Merchant of Venice As You Like It The Taming of the Shrew All's Well That Ends Well Twelfth Night The Winter's Tale King John Richard II Henry IV, Part 1 Henry IV, Part 2 Henry V Henry VI, Part 1 Henry VI, Part 2 Henry VI, Part 3 Richard III Henry VIII Troilus and Cressida Coriolanus Titus Andronicus Romeo and Juliet Timon of Athens Julius Caesar Macbeth Hamlet King Lear Othello Antony and Cleopatra Cymbeline Pericles [Prince of Tyre] Venus and Adonis; Rape of Lucrece Sonnets and Poems Glossary. Bookseller Inventory # 025839

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SHAKESPEARE, William

Published by Allied Newspapers Ltd. (London) [nd, circa 1932] First editions thus. (1932)

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Item Description: Allied Newspapers Ltd. (London) [nd, circa 1932] First editions thus., 1932. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 40 volumes in miniature, 1 1/2" x 2" soft covers. Each volume is illustrated with a b&w frontispiece (see 3rd scan) and with quite legible text. An attractive complete set of 40 Miniature Books. Although undated, several volumes indicate on the copyright page "One of the plays chosen for presentation for the inauguration of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, April 1932" making this set mostly likely from 1932. All 40 books are bound in uniform black imitation leather (rexine) with lettering on spines. The 2 shelf hardwood (oak?) wooden bookcase measures 11 1/2" wide by 7" high by 2 3/4" deep. This attractive bookcase is not the usual one that originally came with the set of books but was handmade by a previous owner at some time in the past. An interesting variant. An increasingly UNCOMMON set, especially complete with bookcase. The last scan shows a contemporay newspaper advertisement for this set declaring it "A PUBLISHING MIRACLE!" CONDITION: Lettering on the spines on all 40 volumes are rather faded, COMEDY OF ERRORS has a small blue ink stain on bottom edge, KING HENRY V has a small piece off the rear endpaper, o/w all books are generally in Very Good condition in a Very Good or better bookcase. A MARVELOUS MINIATURE 80+ year old complete SHAKESPEARE SET! #006800 Price: $400.00 (Please e-mail to confirm availability and correct postage before ordering.). Bookseller Inventory # 006800

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SHAKESPEARE, William

Published by Allied Newspapers Ltd. (London) [nd, circa 1932] First editions thus. (1932)

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Item Description: Allied Newspapers Ltd. (London) [nd, circa 1932] First editions thus., 1932. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 40 volumes in miniature, 1 1/2" x 2" soft covers. Each volume is illustrated with a b&w frontispiece (see 2nd scan) and with quite legible text. An attractive complete set of 40 Miniature Books with their original bookcase. Although undated, several volumes indicate on the copyright page "One of the plays chosen for presentation for the inauguration of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, April 1932" making this set mostly likely from 1932. All 40 books are bound in uniform black imitation leather (rexine) with pale green lettering on spines. The original bookcase measures 7 1/2" wide by 8 3/4" high by 2 5/8" deep. An increasingly UNCOMMON set, especially complete with all volumes and bookcase. This is a somewhat nicer than usual set condition-wise with most of the books appearing unread and the lettering on the spines not quite as faded as they often are. CONDITION: All 40 volumes are all in Very Good to Fine condition in a Very Good bookcase. A MARVELOUS MINIATURE SHAKESPEARE SET! #007000 Price: $400.00 (Please e-mail to confirm availability and correct postage before ordering.). Bookseller Inventory # 007000

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Shakespeare, William

Published by The Folio Society, London (2008)

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Item Description: The Folio Society, London, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Folio(15"tall)Quarter leather and marbled paper over boards. First Printing thus, 2008. Limited to 3,750 copies, individually numbered on a special limitation page. This is copy number 359. Quarter-bound in goatskin leather, blocked in gold with hand-marbled paper sides; gilded top edge and ribbon marker. Set in 16pt 'Monotype' Baskerville, printed by letterpress on mould-made paper. Presented with a commentary volume which includes the text of the play and full explanatory notes. Supplied in a buckram-bound solander box measuring 15" x 11" x 2¾". Letterpress volume: 14" x 10¾". Commentary volume: bound in buckram. 8¾" x 5¾". The Set is Fine but for a 2" heavy scratch to rear top and some minor bumps to edges of the solander box. **NOTE: A very large and heavy set that will require extra packing and postage.**. Bookseller Inventory # 8049

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SHAKESPEARE, William

Published by Stratford-on-Avon. TheShakespeare Head Press. 1905. (1905)

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Item Description: Stratford-on-Avon. TheShakespeare Head Press. 1905., 1905. 12mo, 18.5cm, first edition thus, 50,[8]pp., Limited Edition of 510 copies, this being No. 4, on handmadepaper, title page printed in red and black in publisher's frame border, rear note [8] by A.H. Bullen, quarter white linen backed blue clothboards, spine slight dust worn, a very goof internally fine copy (ho1.2). ~ One of the two books published by Shakespeare (1593) along with"Lucrece" (1594). With author's dedication to the Earl of Southampton.The rear note is by Elizabethan scholar, A.H. Bullen who established TheShakespeare Head Press in 1904. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 32877

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Shakespeare, William; Vess, Charles

Published by Donning Company, Norfolk, Virginia (1988)

ISBN 10: 0898657105 ISBN 13: 9780898657104

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Item Description: Donning Company, Norfolk, Virginia, 1988. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Vess, Charles ( SIGNED ) (illustrator). First Edition, Limited and Signed. Fine copy, contains " original illustration " number 177 of 277 copies thus. Signed by Artist. Bookseller Inventory # 12644

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Shakespeare, William

Published by J. M Dent & Sons Ltd., London (1911)

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Item Description: J. M Dent & Sons Ltd., London, 1911. Leather or Leatherette. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. First Edition Fifth Printing. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY # 154 "Others abide over question. Thou art free. We ask & ask Thou smilest & art still. Out topping knowledge." Matthew Arnold Fine burgundy limp leather. Bright Gilt titles and decoration. Gilt top edge. Bookmark ribbon. Slight use. Clean interior (1911), (1906), viii, 888pp. Richard Clay & Sons Chronology of the Plays; Glossary 1/1//U Seymour. Bookseller Inventory # 006279

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Shakespeare, William

Published by Really Useful Map Company/Midpoint Press (2006)

ISBN 10: 0755459067 ISBN 13: 9780755459063

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Item Description: Really Useful Map Company/Midpoint Press, 2006. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Sir John Gilbert, George cruikshank, & R. Dudley (illustrator). Limited Edition. Blue cloth, silver and black decoration to front and spine. All edges silver. Attached ribbon bookmark. Marbled endpapers. Over 1400 pages. 60 colour and hundreds of black and white illustrations. 4.415 kg no overseas shipments. Size: Folio - 12" - 15" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 027269

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Shakespeare, William

Published by J. M Dent & Sons Ltd., London (1924)

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Item Description: J. M Dent & Sons Ltd., London, 1924. Leather or Leatherette. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition Tenth Printing. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY # 153, VOLUME 1 OF 3, Biographical Introduction by Oliphant Smeaton. Very good burgundy limp leather. Gilt titles and decoration. Gilt top. Slight wear. (1924), (1906), viii, 848pp. Temple Press, 2/1//N Seymour, 8 page advertising catalogue of 750 volumes bound in. "This complete edition of Shakespeare's works follows the text of Clark and Wright's Cambridge Shakespeare. There is a full glossary, and list of approximate dates of the plays." RG4. Bookseller Inventory # 008850

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Shakespeare, William

Published by Cassell and Company, Ltd., London (1908)

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Item Description: Cassell and Company, Ltd., London, 1908. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. Reprint Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. THE PEOPLE'S LIBRARY # 36. Fair green cloth. Blindstamp on cover, gilt titles and decoration. Edge wear, soiled covers and edges, old glue repair to hinge. 1908, 8vo, 616pp. 3 page advertising catalogue of 100 volumes bound in. CONTENTS: All's Well That Ends Well, Antony and Cleopatra, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Coriolanus, Cymbeline, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Julius Caesar, Glossary. Bookseller Inventory # 001490

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Shakespeare, William

Published by Cassell and Company, Ltd., London (1908)

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Item Description: Cassell and Company, Ltd., London, 1908. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. Reprint Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. THE PEOPLE'S LIBRARY # 39. Fair green cloth. Blindstamp on cover, gilt titles and decoration. Edge wear, soiled covers and edges, binding loose. 1908, 8vo, 782pp. 2 page advertising catalogue of 100 volumes bound in. CONTENTS; Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, The Life of Timon of Athens, The Tragedy of Titus Adronicus, Troilus and Cressida, Twelfth Night; or, What you Will, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Winter's Tale, Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, Sonnets, A Lover's Complaint, The Passionate Pilgrim, The Phoenix and the Turtles. Bookseller Inventory # 001491

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William Shakespeare, (Edited by Bertram Newman) (The New Clarendon Shakespeare for Canadian Students)

Published by Oxford University Press, The New Clarendon Shakespeare,, Toronto, ON., (1969)

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Item Description: Oxford University Press, The New Clarendon Shakespeare,, Toronto, ON., 1969. Hard Cover/Good/Minor Edge Wea. Book Condition: Good to Fair/Used/Markings. 1st Edition Hardcover, This is a Solid, Used, Copy i-- a used school text with a former student's name. The series was considered to be for Canadian students for no other reasons then tha tthe publlisher (Oxford University Press) needed access to the lucrative Canadian school market. Thus, it recruited Canadian school teachers to edit a limited series of school edition texts. This is one of that series. Nicely hardbound with notes, review qiuestions and a handy Glossary of terms. Like most Shakespearean school texts, this copy has some minor underlines and a few other marks here an there. Most appear to be at those places the teacher said were important.thus, this is a 'working text'. Solid and very attractive--fits nicely into a handbag for reading during a morning commute, Eh! Sort of a Classic text book. Dramas/Plays. Bookseller Inventory # 003753

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