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Kittredge, George Lyman

Published by Ginn & Co., Boston (1936)

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About this Item: Ginn & Co., Boston, 1936. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Seller Inventory # 019882

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The Works of William Shakespeare in Ten: Shakespeare, William

Shakespeare, William

Published by Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-on-Avon (1906)

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About this Item: Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-on-Avon, 1906. Ten quarto volumes. This is one of only twelve sets 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, this Shakespeare set is very difficult to obtain. Volumes I and II are lacking the silk fore-edge ties, spine lettering a trifle rubbed on volume VI, few volumes with minor wrinkling to spine ends, else a fine copy in creamy full limp vellum stamped in gilt. (Tomkinson p. 229, Ransom p. 9). Seller Inventory # 23261

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The Works of Shakespeare.: Shakespeare, William. Edited

Shakespeare, William. Edited by W. E. Henley

Published by T. and A. Constable; Grant Richards 1903-1904, Edinburgh (1903)

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About this Item: T. and A. Constable; Grant Richards 1903-1904, Edinburgh, 1903. The Constable edition of the works of Shakespeare. Folio, ten volumes. Elaborately bound in full blue morocco by Bayntun Riviere in Cosway-style binding with hand painted portrait medallions under glass to the front panel of each volume, gilt titles to the spine, gilt tooling to the spine and front panel, fleuron cornerpiece designs within gilt frames, raised gilt bands, inner dentelles, top edge gilt, silk endleaves, ribbon bound in. Illustrated with 479 tissue-guarded plates and 531 original illustrations, 525 of which are original watercolors. One of only 1,000 copies, this is number 149. Volume X is signed by Grant Richards, who produced that volume only, on the limitation page. Each volume contains four plays, with the exception of volume ten which contains two plays followed by Shakespeare's narrative poems and sonnets. In near fine condition. Exceptionally rare and desirable. A stunning set. English poet, playwright, and actor, William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. His extant works consist of approximately 38 plays and 154 sonnets. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright to this day. Shakespeare's early plays were primarily comedies and histories and are regarded as some of the best work ever produced in these genres. He then wrote mainly tragedies including Hamlet, Othello, and Macbeth; and in his late phase wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances. Seller Inventory # 95176

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Shakespeare, William. Revised by George Steevens

Published by Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for John and Josiah Boydell, George and W. Nicol., London (1802)

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About this Item: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for John and Josiah Boydell, George and W. Nicol., London, 1802. Rare finely bound complete set of "by far the largest single engraving enterprise ever undertaken in England", John Boydell's magnificent illustrated folio edition of the dramatic works of Shakespeare. Folio, 9 volumes. Bound in three quarters morocco with gilt titles to the spine, all edges marbled. Elaborately illustrated with 96 plates engraved by the most eminent British engravers and painters of the era including Richard Westall, Thomas Stothard, George Romney, Henry Fuseli, Benjamin West, Angelica Kauffman, Robert Smirke, James Durno, John Opie, Francesco Bartolozzi, Thomas Kirk, and Henry Thomson. Edited by George Steevens, one of the greatest Shakespearean scholars of the 18th century. In near fine condition. A rare complete set of Boydell's masterpiece, for which he spared no expense to produce. The works of William Shakespeare enjoyed a renewed popularity in 18th-century England. Several new editions of his works were published, his plays were revived in the theater and numerous works of art were created illustrating the plays and specific productions of them. Capitalizing on this interest, English publisher John Boydell undertook a large and elaborate Shakespeare venture that included the establishment of the Boydell Shakespeare Gallery and the production of a grand illustrated edition of Shakespeare's plays showcasing the talents of British painters and engravers. He chose the noted scholar and Shakespeare editor George Steevens to oversee the edition which became the focus of the enterprise. Boydell spared no expense in the production of the set. He hired typography experts William Bulmer and William Martin to develop and cut a new typeface specifically for the edition and sought out the most eminent painters and engravers of the day to contribute 96 engravings to the folios. Seller Inventory # 109329

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About this Item: London: Mess. Boydell & Co., London, Cheapside, [1803]. Large 4to (12.75 x x 16.75 inches), [7] ff., + engraved title page, frontispiece, 2 portraits and 97 plates illustrating the most-famous scenes from Shakespeare. In the de luxe binding of publisher's straight-grain red morocco gilt, gilt-extra backstrip, gilt design on both covers. Hinges repaired, rubbing at extremities. Some foxing almost exclusively confined to the margins, a bit heavier at front and rear of volume. The very rare duplicate plate by Blake for Romeo and Juliet is present and exceptionally clean. Bookplate of E.H. R. Noble of South Shields at the front. First edition, large-paper copy. As the preeminent printmaker of his time, John Boydell's publishing house employed many of the best engravers of their generation including Bartolozzi, Stothard, Schiavonetti and Blake. Although Boydell ran this large-scale printmaking and publishing house for nearly 80 years, "his most significant contribution to British art can be considered the patriotic Shakespeare Gallery project conceived in 1786. Boydell employed more than forty different engravers for the large-format and quarto versions of the gallery's prints. A number of high-profile engravers? were employed on a handful of the plates, being paid exceptionally high rates" (DNB). Seller Inventory # 122432

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.: Shakespeare, William

Shakespeare, William

Published by Oxford University Press, London (1947)

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About this Item: Oxford University Press, London, 1947. The complete works of William Shakespeare bound by Bayntun-Riviere in an elaborate Cosway-style binding. Octavo, bound in full levant blue morocco by Bayntun Riviere in a Cosway-style binding with a hand painted miniature ivorene portrait of Shakespeare under glass to the front panel within a gilt border, gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, quadruple gilt ruling to the panels with ornamental cornerpieces, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In near fine condition. Edited by W. J. Craig. A beautiful example. Cosway bindings (named for renowned 19th-century English miniaturist Richard Cosway) were popularized, if not invented, in the early 1900s by the renowned London bookselling firm of Henry Sotheran. The earliest Cosway bindings were created by Miss C.B. Currie who faithfully imitated Cosway's detailed watercolor style of portraiture from designs by J.H. Stonehouse, Sotheran's manager. These delicate miniature paintings, often on ivory, were set into the covers or doublures of richly-tooled bindings and protected by a thin pane of glass. Seller Inventory # 119760

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THE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE: IN SEVEN VOLUMES.: Shakespeare, William

Shakespeare, William

Published by London, 1733 (1733)

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About this Item: London, 1733, 1733. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Seven volumes in contemporary full leather, professionally re-backed. Volume one has later leather covers, exactly matching the other six volumes. Engraved portrait frontispiece. A very fine conditioned set of the first Theobald edition. Seller Inventory # 5028

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COLLECTED WORKS In Verse and Prose. Imprinted: YEATS, W.B.

YEATS, W.B.

Published by Chapman & Hall (1908)

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About this Item: Chapman & Hall, 1908. First collected edition. Eight volumes. Large 8vo. Publishers' primary (deluxe) binding of quarter vellum over grey cloth boards. Titles stamped in gilt and top edge gilt. A near fine set, clean and bright with a little dustiness to the spine of volume II and wear to the cloth of volume VIII. Frontispiece portraits of W. B. Yeats by John Sargent, Jack B. Yeats, A. Mancini and Charles Shannon. Selected and arranged by Yeats himself, this Collected Edition was printed in a small print run of only 1060 sets. Yeats was extremely pleased with the production, commenting that "I think nobody of our time has had so fine an edition I believe it will greatly strengthen my position". Seller Inventory # 33934

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A Collection of Prints from Pictures for: Boydell, John; William

Boydell, John; William Shakespeare

Published by John and Josiah Boydell, London (1803)

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About this Item: John and Josiah Boydell, London, 1803. Hardcover. 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 ragged and 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 smaller 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). Seller Inventory # 34972

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The Works of Shakespeare. The text of: SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM

SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM

Published by The Nonesuch Press, New York (1929)

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About this Item: The Nonesuch Press, New York, 1929. Leather. Condition: Very Good. Nonesuch. Limited edition, one of only 1600 copies, of one of the most famous and desireable editions of Shakespeare's works. Very handsomely bound and elegantly printed. The Nonesuch Shakespeare is "the chef d'oeuvre of the Nonesuch Press, and. a model of careful proof reading and imaginative setting. The best of ancient and modern conjectural emendations are unobtrusively set in the margin for the benefit of a glancing eye. This is the finest of all editions of our greatest poet" (Nonesuch Century, 58). London and New York: The Nonesuch Press [for] Random House, Inc., 1929-33. Quarto, original publisher's full tan morocco gilt, uncut edges, top edges gilt. Seven volumes (complete). Handsome bookplate of E.G. Greville on front pastedown of each volume. Variations in leather color (as always) but much less than usual; volume I board a little faded. A beautiful copy - one of the nicest we've had of this set. Seller Inventory # 2286

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About this Item: n/a, 1957. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Please feel free to request a detailed description. Short description : William Shakespeare Complete Works In 8 vols. Ed. Art 1957 Tom did Not Open\Uiliam Shekspir Polnoe Sobranie Sohineniiy V 8-MI tt. Izd. Iskusstvo 1957 g. Toma Ne Otkrivalis, n/a, 1957 We have thousands of titles and often several copies of each title may be available. Please contact us for details on condition of available copies of the book. SKUmesh130515229 Language: Russian. Seller Inventory # mesh130515229

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About this Item: n/a, 1957. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Please feel free to request a detailed description. Short description : William Shakespeare Complete Works In 8 vols. Ed. Art 1957 Books are Not Read\Uiliam Shekspir Polnoe Sobranie Sohineniiy V 8-MI tt. Izd. Iskusstvo 1957 g. Knigi Ne Chitani, n/a, 1957 We have thousands of titles and often several copies of each title may be available. Please contact us for details on condition of available copies of the book. SKUmesh65580382 Language: Russian. Seller Inventory # mesh65580382

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The Shakespeare Head Edition of the Prose: SWIFT (JONATHAN) [1667-1745].

SWIFT (JONATHAN) [1667-1745]. Davis (Herbert), editor (with) Ehrenpreis (Irvin), Kunz (William J.), Hollander (Steven), Staves (Susan)

Published by Shakespeare Head Press, Basil Blackwell, Oxford (1939)

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About this Item: Shakespeare Head Press, Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1939. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Fourteen volumes. Oxford: Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press and published by Basil Blackwell, 1939-1968. All volumes first impression. Illustrated with plates, facsimiles, and textual illustrations. Original green cloth, gilt lettering, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Bound in differing shades of original green cloth; the Index volume being in slightly smaller format to the remainder of the set, as issued. Eight volumes in dustwrapper (latter in good condition, one with a small internal repair). The volumes without dustwrappers with mellow fading to spines with the exception of volume one which is attractively sunned to a shade of dark brown. Some minor browning or off-setting to endpapers of a few volumes. No ownership names. A single owner set, each volume bought individually at the time of issue. Original single-sheet prospectus (folded) loosely inserted. A very good copy of the complete set. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - Heavy/overweight item weighing 10.2 kg packed, therefore additional postage will be required for overseas orders. International customers - please ask for a prior shipping quote). Seller Inventory # 300438

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Collected Works in Verse and Prose Imprinted: Yeats. W. B.

Yeats. W. B.

Published by Chapman and Hall, London (1908)

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About this Item: Chapman and Hall, London, 1908. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Publishers' primary (deluxe) binding of quarter vellum over grey cloth boards. Titles stamped in gilt and top edge gilt. Vols. 1-2, 4-8 inclusive. Sadly lacking vol. 3. Frontis portraits to vols. 1 , 5 & 7. Ex-private Dublin lib. with neat lib.label pasted to front free endpaper of each vol. Occasional cover marks to cloth and corners lightly bumped and rubbed. Vellum with occasional stains. No splits, fraying or tears. Size: Royal 8vo. Seller Inventory # 018851

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THE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. First Edition,: Shakespeare, William; Dyce,

Shakespeare, William; Dyce, Alexander

Published by Edward Moxon, London (1857)

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About this Item: Edward Moxon, London, 1857. Leather. Condition: Very Good. London: Edward Moxon, 1857. FIRST EDITION Of ALEXANDER DYCE'S SHAKESPEARE. Complete in 6 books bound into 12 volumes. Printed in 1857, with the preface dated 1857. With a life of Shakespeare. Bound in morocco leather bindings of the highest quality. These are Prize Bindings. Raised hubs on the spines. Gilded spines. Marbled edges and end papers. Dual labels on spines. Printed on thick quality paper with wide margins. 8.5 inches tall. 14 inches of shelf space. In VERY GOOD condition. Exceptionally fresh and supple leather bindings. The hinges are all 100% fully attached. Printed on quality paper that is fresh bright and clean. There is some minor foxing. Engraved frontis of Shakespeare in volume one. With a prize bookplate indicating these to be prize binding. Some general rubs/wear, abrasion to some of the spine gilding as shown, otherwise near fine. Early name in pencil. This is an exceptional set of Shakespeare. This is the rare and highly desirable FIRST EDITION of Alexander Dyce's Shakespeare. This set would make an excellent gift and/or addition to any fine library. In addition to their shelf presence, antiquarian books make an excellent investment. We always pack very securely to help ensure safe handling during transit. All books are individually wrapped and are always professionally padded. We offer a full refund guarantee, per our terms described on our site, with notification of such intent requested. FIRST EDITION Of ALEXANDER DYCE'S SHAKESPEARE. Seller Inventory # 2049

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Shakespeare, William

Published by John Bell, British Library, Strand 1785 - 1788, London (1785)

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About this Item: John Bell, British Library, Strand 1785 - 1788, London, 1785. FIRST EDITION OF BELL'S SHAKESPEARE. THE DRAMATICK WRITINGS OF WILL. SHAKSPERE. Printed Complete from the TEXT of SAM. JOHNSON and GEO. STEEVENS, And Revised from the Last Editions. [with,] A PROLEGOMENA TO THE DRAMATICK WRITINGS OF WILL. SHAKSPERE. With 97 portraits, vignettes and character plates. Bound in full leather bindings. Gilded spines. Printed on quality rag paper. Illustrated with engraved plates protected in tissue. 5 3/4 inches tall. 24.5 inches of shelf space. In good condition, with some external wear consistent with that book grade. The hinges are all attached and held in place by the underlying cords, as there is some starting. Printed on quality paper. Minimal foxing. Early name. General rubs, external wear, as shown. Some of the labels are chipped, as shown. Textually complete and intact. This is an important set of Shakespeare. This is the First Edition of Bell's Edition of Shakespeare. The plays are from Steevens' and Johnson's Edition of Shakespeare (1773). This edition prints a two volume Prolegomena, which consists of prefaces written for Shakespeare's plays over many years. A PROLEGOMENA TO THE DRAMATICK WRITINGS OF WILL. SHAKSPEAR includes, along with all the most important prefaces, both Rowe's and Malone's 'Lives of Shakespeare', the 1623 preface of Heming and Condell, as well as Shakespeare's Will, Commendatory Verses, and an attempt to determine the original order of the plays. This edition of Shakespeare, was published serially beginning in 1785, and collected in 20 vols. What distinguishes this edition is the elaborateness of the presentation. This was the culmination of a 15 year effort to publish an edition of the Bard's works which had a high cultural value due to its edition, annotation, and beauty of its typography and illustration. Indeed, this edition proved a social triumph for Bell with his assembled 1800 subscribers, including the Royal Family (except for the Sovereign) along with the Queen of France, monsieur the Kings brother and a collection of 70 nobles. Priced elsewhere at approaching $10,000.00. This is an important and impressive set of Shakespeare. This set would make an excellent gift and/or addition to any fine library. In addition to their shelf presence, antiquarian books make an excellent investment. We always pack very securely to help ensure safe handling during transit. All books are individually wrapped and are always professionally padded. We offer a full refund guarantee, per our terms described on our site, with notification of such intent requested. Please contact us with any inquiries. Seller Inventory # 2056

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Shakespeare Head Press] THE WORKS OF EDMUND: Spenser, Edmund |

Spenser, Edmund | edited by W. L. Renwick; woodcuts by Hilda Quick and initials by Joscelyne Gaskin

Published by Printed by Shakespeare Head Press for Basil Blackwell 1930-1932, Oxford (1930)

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About this Item: Printed by Shakespeare Head Press for Basil Blackwell 1930-1932, Oxford, 1930. Half Leather. Condition: Very Good+ binding. Quarto. Vol I: [8], 307 (signature "t" repeats pp. 137-144, as issued), [1 (blank)]; II: [8], 252; III: [8], 221, [3 (blank)]; IV: [8], 241, [7 (blank)]; V: [8], 262, [2 (blank)]; VI: [8], 416; VII: [8], 241, [3 (blank)]; [12], 280 pp., bifolium prospectus with 4 printed pages, one of which is a specimen page with hand-colored headpiece. Limited Edition, number 108 of 375 copies (350 for sale) on Batchelor's Shakespeare Head handmade paper; printed in black 16 pt. Caslon with initials in blue and headlines in blue and red. Backed in Hermitage calf with Cockerell marbled paper over boards and corners tipped in vellum. A beautiful set with only light shelf-rubbing to the covers; calf spines show slight variation as volume I-III are a bit sunned and volume III is a trifle soiled--leather remains supple on all volumes. Contents are very clean but for some foxing to the textblock edges; volumes IV-VIII are unopened. An impressive production of well over 2,000 hand-set pages generously adorned throughout by Hilda Quick's hand-colored decorations as well as woodcut headlines and initials by Joscelyne Gaskin; hand-colored frontispiece map of Ireland and accompanying vignette title page for volume VIII, "A Vewe of the Present State of Ireland" were drawn by Macdonald Gill. An ambitious and beautifully designed work by Bernard Newdigate who was among the most important book designers of the twentieth century and under whose artistic direction, the Shakespeare Head Press produced some truly stunning works. Along with Froissart and Chaucer, The Works of Spenser is one of the highpoints of the Press--a perfect use of Caslon type and hand-colored decorations that are beautifully suited to the text. Ransom 67; Rogerson 115; B.H.N. p.45; Roderick Cave, The Private Press; Colin Franklin, The Private Presses. Seller Inventory # 5454

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Dramatic Works of Shakespeare The Text of: SHAKESPEARE, William

SHAKESPEARE, William

Published by Edinburgh William Paterson (1883)

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About this Item: Edinburgh William Paterson, 1883. "The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare" With Plates in Two States in Some Volumes SHAKESPEARE, William. Dramatic Works of Shakespeare. The Text of the First Edition. Illustrated with Etchings. Edinburgh: William Paterson, 1883. Limited to 75 copies with proofs of the etchings in two states in some of the volumes. This is copy number 6. Eight octavo volumes. (8 x 5 inches). Illustrated with etchings. Three-quarter red morocco over red linen boards. Spines stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Many pages still unopened. The slightest of rubbing to extremities. Overall a near fine, handsome set. Jaggard, Shaksperiana, HBS 67582. $2,000. Seller Inventory # 67582

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Shakespeare Head Press] THE WORKS OF GEOFFREY: Chaucer, Geoffrey |

Chaucer, Geoffrey | edited by Alfred W. Pollard; illustrations by Hugh Chesterman and Lynton Lamb; lettering for the title pages and headings was designed by Joscelyne Gaskin

Published by Printed by Shakespeare Head Press for Basil Blackwell 1928-9, Oxford (1928)

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About this Item: Printed by Shakespeare Head Press for Basil Blackwell 1928-9, Oxford, 1928. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good binding. Quarto. Vol I: [6], 224; II: [6], 213; III: [6], 201; IV: [6], 217; V: [6], 177; VI: [6], 300, [1]; VII: [8], 250; VIII: [6], 252, [1] pp., with bifolium prospectus, printed on four pages, one of which is a "trial page." Limited Edition, numbered 218 of 375 printed on Batchelor's Kelmscott handmade paper. As issued, with Holland backed boards with printed paper spine label. Unopened textblocks, except for Volume I; additional spine label for each volume is laid in at the back of the volume. Light toning to the cloth and labels as well as occasional light soiling to the boards--Volume III in particular. The front free endpaper of Volume I is partially excised; previous owner name is on the following blank leaf. Deckled edges are intermittently dusty. By all accounts a lovely set with hand-drawn pilcrows and colored embellishments throughout. Begun in 1904, Shakespeare Head Press took its mature shape under the design of Bernard Newdigate who joined the Press in 1920. Along with Froissart and Spenser, The Works of Chaucer is among the highpoints of the Press--a perfect use of Caslon type and embellished by charming hand-colored illustrations that are beautifully suited to the texts. Ransom 60; Rogerson 102; B.H.N. p. 45; Roderick Cave, The Private Press; Colin Franklin, The Private Presses. Seller Inventory # 5058

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Shakespeare, William

Published by Swan Sonnenschein & Company, London (1880)

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About this Item: Swan Sonnenschein & Company, London, 1880. The Works of William Shakespeare, The Stratford-on-Avon edition. Octavo, 10 volumes, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, top edge gilt. Bound with 186 full page photogravures and photo-engravings. Edited by Alexander Dyce. In very good condition. Seller Inventory # 37019

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About this Item: London, 1822. Leather. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 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 Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Author Signed. Seller Inventory # 010327

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Shakespeare, William

Published by Macmillan (Eversley Edition), GB (1899)

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About this Item: Macmillan (Eversley Edition), GB, 1899. Hardback. Condition: VG-. Dust Jacket Condition: No DW. 1st Thus. Original burgundy cloth lettered in gold on spines. Clean tight texts with leading and bottom edges roughly cut. Sporadic spotting to texts and MODERATELY HEAVY SPOTTING to text edges. Covers generally quite clean. Spines generally quite bright BUT volume IV is sunned (not much affecting lettering) and vol II has slight marks. Overall about very good minus condition with minor but noticeable signs of wear and/or age. SPECIAL POSTAGE RATES APPLY Packed weight 4900g. Seller Inventory # hbc001.020

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Shakespeare, William; [Valpy, A. J. (Editor.)]

Published by A. J. Valpy 1832 - 1834, London (1832)

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About this Item: A. J. Valpy 1832 - 1834, London, 1832. London: A. J. Valpy, 1832 - 1834. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING EDITED BY A.J. VALPY. VALPY'S SHAKESPEARE. With a Life and Glossarial Notes. 170 illustrated plates after the plates in Boydell's Edition. Edited by A. J. Valpy. Bound and signed by the prestigious Bartlett & Co. Bindery. Bound in full polished calf leather bindings. Gilded spines. Dual ruled framing to the covers. Gilded turn ins. Printed on quality paper. Illustrated with engraved plates. 6 3/4 inches tall. 16 inches of shelf space. VERY GOOD condition. The leather is very supple and fresh. All the hinges are 100% fully attached. Volume one is starting but held firmly by the underlying cords. Tightly bound. Printed on quality paper that is near free of foxing, but for the first few pages. No writing. Sewn in bookmarks. This is an exceptional set of Shakespeare. A.J. [Abraham John] Valpy (17871854) was an English printer and a scholar of classical literature. From 1832 to 1834 he published a fifteen-volume edition of Shakespeare (this collection), based on the text as edited by Edmond Malone and illustrated with plates chosen from the Boydell Shakespeare engravings. This edition continued to be popular and was published at least twelve times by 1880. Valpys father, Richard (17541836), who was headmaster of Reading School, published several editions of individual Shakespeare plays beginning in 1800. This set would make an excellent gift and/or addition to any fine library. In addition to their shelf presence, antiquarian books make an excellent investment. We always pack very securely to help ensure safe handling during transit. All books are individually wrapped and are always professionally padded. We offer a full refund guarantee, per our terms described on our site, with notification of such intent requested. Please contact us with any inquiries. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING EDITED BY A.J. VALPY. VALPY'S. Seller Inventory # 2136

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Shakespeare, William

Published by Frederick Warne and Co nd, London

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About this Item: Frederick Warne and Co nd, London. The "Chandos Poets" edition of Shakespeare's collected works. Octavo, bound in full morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spin in 5 compartments within raised bands, elaborate gilt ruling and decoration to the front and read panel, inner dentelles, all edges gilt with a fore-edge painting displaying portraits of William Shakespeare and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare. In near fine condition. The first known example of a disappearing fore-edge painting (where the painting is not visible when the book is closed) dates back to 1649. Around 1750, the subject matter of fore-edge paintings changed from simply decorative or heraldic designs to landscapes, portraits and religious scenes, usually painted in full color. The technique was popularized in the 18th century by John Brindley (1732-1756), publisher and bookbinder to the Prince of Wales and Edwards of Halifax, a distinguished family of bookbinders and booksellers. The majority of extant examples of fore-edge paintings date to the late 19th and early 20th century on reproductions of books originally published in the early 19th century, including the present volume. Seller Inventory # 119065

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SHAKESPEARE, William

Published by Phillips and Sampson, Boston (1846)

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About this Item: Phillips and Sampson, Boston, 1846. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 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. Seller Inventory # 323366

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The Works Of Shakespeare; In Eight Volumes,: Shakespeare, William

Shakespeare, William

Published by Printed for H. Woodfall, C. Bathurst, etc., London (1767)

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About this Item: Printed for H. Woodfall, C. Bathurst, etc., London, 1767. Full leather. Condition: Very good. Octavo Edition. The Works of Shakespeare, in eight volumes, by Mr. [Lewis] Theobald. Twelvemo, [eight volumes]. Molted calf, title on spine in gilt, six decorative compartments with raised bands. Frontispiece portrait of author in Volume I, with additional frontispiece portraits in each volume. Occasional toning, but overall clean text. Dampstain to top edge of text block of Volume I, not impacting text. Marbled endpapers, marbled leaf ends. Bookplate of Chas. Pinfold, Governor of Barbados, affixed to front endpaper of each volume. (W. Jaggard, 502pp) An attractive set. The first edition of Theobald's The Works of Shakespeare, in eight volumes, was published in 1740. An identical second edition was published in 1757, which included a copy of Shakespeare's will and last testament in Volume I. (W. Jaggard, 501pp.). Seller Inventory # 2395

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Shakespeare William

Published by Chiswick C. Whittingham 1823 (1823)

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 16025

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Shakespeare, William

Published by Longman, Brown, Greene, and Longmans, London (1853)

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About this Item: Longman, Brown, Greene, and Longmans, London, 1853. The Bowdler Shakespeare, in Six Volumes; in Which Nothing is Added to the Original Text; But Those Words and Expressions are Omitted Which Cannot with Propriety be Read Aloud in a Family. Bound in full leather bindings. With intricately embossed covers, with lattice motif. Gilded spines with raised hubs. Marbled end papers. Well laid out. Full page engraved plates. Beveled edges. 6.75 inches tall. 9 inches of shelf space. In excellent condition. These display beautifully. Ornate full leather bindings. Intact and complete. The hinges are attached although there is starting. Some general rubs/ abrasion. Small label chip. Printed on quality paper. Some minor foxing. No writing. This is an uncommon First Edition, in a gorgeous binding. This set would make an excellent gift and/or addition to any fine library. In addition to their shelf presence, antiquarian books make an excellent investment. We always pack very securely to help ensure safe handling during transit. All books are individually wrapped and are always professionally padded. We offer a full refund guarantee, per our terms described on our site, with notification of such intent requested. Please contact us with any inquiries. THE BOWDLER SHAKESPEARE. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING. Seller Inventory # 2105

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Shakespeare, William; [Charles and Mary Cowden Clark (Editors.)]

Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin [Circa 1868.], London (1868)

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About this Item: Cassell, Petter & Galpin [Circa 1868.], London, 1868. London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, [Circa 1868.]. FIRST EDITION OF CHARLES AND MARY COWDEN CLARKE'S SHAKESPEARE. The Plays of William Shakespeare - Edited and Annotated by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke - Illustrated by H.C. Selous. Complete in 3 volumes. FOLIO SIZED. These measure just under 13 inches tall. These are roughly 2 inches thick. Each book weighs roughly 9 pounds, unpacked. Heavily illustrated with full page plates, protected in tissue. Bound in quality morocco leather bindings. Thick beveled covers with raised hubs on the spine. Gilded spine with gilded covers. All edges are gilded. Printed on thick quality paper. Decorative borders surrounding the text on each page. Well laid out. In excellent condition. Very fresh and well preserved. The hinges are all strongly attached, although there is some rubbing/abrasion, as shown. Some general rubs / shelf wear. Internally very fresh and well preserved. Some minor foxing more prevalent upfront. The hinges are extra reinforced internally by the publisher's. No previous signs of ownership. An important and impressive set of Shakespeare. These are Folios, at just under 13 inches tall. A highly important 19th century work on Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke. Charles' father, John Clarke, was a schoolmaster in Clarke's Academy in Enfield Town, among whose pupils was John Keats. Charles Clarke taught Keats his letters, and encouraged his love of poetry. He knew Charles and Mary Lamb, and afterwards became acquainted with Shelley, Leigh Hunt, Coleridge and Hazlitt. Clarke became a music publisher in partnership with Alfred Novello, and married in 1828 his partner's sister, Mary Victoria (1809-1898), the eldest daughter of Vincent Novello, who was to become known for her Concordance to Shakespeare, a work that she began in the year following their marriage. Cowden Clarke published many useful books, and edited the text for John Nichol's edition of the British poets. His most important work consisted of lectures delivered between 1834 and 1856 on Shakespeare and other literary subjects. Some of the more notable series were published, among them being Shakespeare's Characters, chiefly those subordinate (1863), and Moliere's Characters (1865). In 1859 he published a volume of original poems, Carmina Minima. For some years after their marriage the Cowden Clarkes lived with the Novellos in London. In 1849 Vincent Novello with his wife moved to Nice, where he was joined by the Cowden Clarkes in 1856. After his death they lived at Genoa at the "Villa Novello." They collaborated in The Shakespeare Key, unlocking the Treasures of his Style . (1879), and in an edition of Shakespeare for Messrs Cassell, which was issued in weekly parts, and completed in 1868. For some years after their marriage the Cowden Clarkes lived with the Novellos in London. In 1849 Vincent Novello with his wife moved to Nice, where he was joined by the Cowden Clarkes in 1856. After his death they lived at Genoa at the "Villa Novello." They collaborated in The Shakespeare Key, unlocking the Treasures of his Style . (1879), and in an edition of Shakespeare for Messrs Cassell, which was issued in weekly parts, and completed in 1868. The couple's annotated edition of Shakespeare's plays for Cassell & Co was published in weekly numbers, from February 1864 to March 1868, and was reissued in three volumes as Cassell's Illustrated Shakespeare, with illustrations by H. C. Selous. DNB This set would make an excellent gift and/or addition to any fine library. In addition to their shelf presence, antiquarian books make an excellent investment. We always pack very securely to help ensure safe handling during transit. All books are individually wrapped and are always professionally padded. We offer a full refund guarantee, per our terms described on our site, with notification of such intent requested. Please contact us with any inquiries. FIRST EDITION OF CHARLES AND MARY COWDEN CLARKE'S SHAKESPEAR. Seller Inventory # 2098

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Shakespeare, William; Morley, Christopher (preface); Wright, William Aldis (ed); Kent, Rockwell (illus)

Published by Doubleday, Doran, Garden City, NY (1936)

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 5505

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