Shakespeare

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  • BOYDELL'S CELEBRATED FOLIO EDITION IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO
    The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare. Revised by George Steevens. by SHAKSPEARE, William (Shakespeare)
    SHAKSPEARE, William (Shakespeare)
    The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare. Revised by George Steevens.

    London: John and Josiah Boydell, 1802. 9 volume set, 17 inches tall. A magnificent full Georgian morocco binding with wide gilt raised bands, splendid gilt tooling in the panels and on the boards, typical of the period. Gilt dentelles and all edges. With the armorial bookplate of Charles Augustus Wild. Most unusually there is absolutely no splitting to the joints, no repairs and no loss. There are dents and abrasions to the boards but overall a spectacularly fine copy. Embellished with 95 engraved tissue guarded plates, making a total of 97 with the portraits. There is a degree of foxing to the plates, as usual. "A Magnificent national edition, in which splendour of production was to go hand in hand with correctness of text" Updike.

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  • LIMITED EDITION ON HANDMADE PAPER IN BEAUTIFUL FULL MOROCCO
    Poems. by SHAKESPEARE, William
    SHAKESPEARE, William
    Poems.

    London: Essex House, 1899. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. The poems of William Shakespeare according to the text of the earliest editions. Arranged, and collated with the originals by F.S. Ellis, and printed at the Essex House Press, under the care of C.R. Ashbee. Superbly printed in black with red headings on handmade paper. The Flat back spine and boards have superb gilt tooling in the finest 'arts and crafts' manner. Gilt dentelles and all edges. There are two ink inscription on the first blank. Elaborate initials throughout and one fine full page illustration of Venus and Adonis. Number 258 of 450 copies. Within a year of William Morris's death the Kelmscott Press closed and several of the key…

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    London: Essex House, 1899. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. The poems of William Shakespeare according to the text of the earliest editions. Arranged, and collated with the originals by F.S. Ellis, and printed at the Essex House Press, under the care of C.R. Ashbee. Superbly printed in black with red headings on handmade paper. The Flat back spine and boards have superb gilt tooling in the finest 'arts and crafts' manner. Gilt dentelles and all edges. There are two ink inscription on the first blank. Elaborate initials throughout and one fine full page illustration of Venus and Adonis. Number 258 of 450 copies. Within a year of William Morris's death the Kelmscott Press closed and several of the key designers under Ashbee moved to create the Essex House Press and retained much of the former's style of printing and binding.

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  • RARE WORK IN FABULOUS FULL MOROCCO GILT BY ZAEHNSDORF
    Shakesperean Creations. by LEWIS, E. Goodwyn. STANESBY, Samuel (Illuminated by).
    LEWIS, E. Goodwyn. STANESBY, Samuel (Illuminated by).
    Shakesperean Creations.

    London: Charles Griffin & Co. (1865). Full morocco, 7 3/4 inches tall. A fabulously bound volume by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands and a superb stylized floral device in the panels and en masse on the boards. Gilt tooled dentelles and all edges gilt. With the leather bookplate of W.A. Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. Rubbing but perfectly firm. The frontispiece and 12 further images represent famous Shakesperean characters or creations. These are followed by 2 pages of illuminated text relating to the characters. We can find very few examples of this work in institutions and no other copies in the trade.

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  • FINE ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN STUNNING EXTRA GILT MOROCCO
    Dramatic Works. by SHAKESPEARE, William
    SHAKESPEARE, William
    Dramatic Works.

    London: Charles Knight, 1842. 8 volume set, 9.5 inches tall. A stunning extra gilt full morocco with gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooled panels and spectacular gilt tooling to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Armorial bookplate. Occasional abrasions. A splendid set of this celebrated edition which is illustrated throughout.

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  • FULL MOROCCO SET FROM ROYAL COLLECTION
    The Works of William Shakespeare by SHAKESPEARE, William
    SHAKESPEARE, William
    The Works of William Shakespeare

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1866. 9 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. An exceptionally handsome set in full red morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt titles, panels and all edges. the boards are framed with gilt and blind tooling. With the Royal cipher of Marie Therese. A fine copy of the celebrated Dyce edition of the Complete Works of England's greatest playwright.

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  • FINELY ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN SPARKLING FULL MOROCCO
    The Complete Works of Shakespeare. by SHAKESPEARE, William (MEADOWS, Kenny (illustrator))
    SHAKESPEARE, William (MEADOWS, Kenny (illustrator))
    The Complete Works of Shakespeare.

    London: London Printing and Publishing Company, c 1870. 3 volume set, 11 inches tall. Sparkling full morocco with gilt raised bands and superb gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. With Splendid vignettes and full page illustrations by Kenny Meadows. A pristine set of this entertaining edition.

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  • FINE EDITION IN CLASSIC VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    The Works of William Shakespeare. by SHAKESPEARE, William
    SHAKESPEARE, William
    The Works of William Shakespeare.

    London: Bickers and Sons, 1864. 4 volume set, 9 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, elaborate gilt tooling to the panels and densely tooled labels. The prize block of Rugby School is on the upper boards and a neat ink inscription is on the reverse of the free endpapers dated Midsummer 1865. Offsetting facing the portrait frontispiece, otherwise perfectly clean. A splendid set of all of Shakespeare's works including his Sonnets.

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  • GOOD EDITION IN DELIGHTFUL REGENCY FULL CALF
    The Plays of William Shakespeare, Carefully Revised from the Best Editions. by SHAKESPEARE, William
    SHAKESPEARE, William
    The Plays of William Shakespeare, Carefully Revised from the Best Editions.

    London: Allason, Maynard and Blair, 1819. 9 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. A delightful Regency set in full straight grain calf with gilt raised bands and splendid gilt tooling to the panels. Frontispiece. Sporadic light foxing.

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  • FINE EDITION IN SPLENDID FULL MOROCCO
    The Plays. by SHAKESPEARE, William
    SHAKESPEARE, William
    The Plays.

    London: Routledge, 1858. 3 volume set, 10 inches tall. A splendid full hard grain morocco with raised bands, finely gilt panels and elegant gilt tooling to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Edited by Howard Staunton and illustrated with engravings by John Gilbert. Slightly rubbed but overall a super copy of this celebrated edition.

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  • PRETTY LITTLE SET IN VERY ATTRACTIVE SPANISH CALF
    The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare. by SHAKSPEARE, William (SHAKESPEARE)
    SHAKSPEARE, William (SHAKESPEARE)
    The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare.

    London: Routledge, 1857. 4 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. A splendid little set in full 'Spanish Calf' with gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels and twin labels. 2 neat ink inscriptions dated 1858 and 1904 on the reverse of the free end papers. Slightly rubbed but a very pretty set.

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  • A SPLENDID EARLY VICTORIAN FULL MOROCCO EXTRA GILT
    The Complete Works of William Shakspeare. by SHAKSPEARE, William (SHAKESPEARE)
    SHAKSPEARE, William (SHAKESPEARE)
    The Complete Works of William Shakspeare.

    London: Scott, Webster, & Geary, n.d., c. 1845. 2 volume set, 9 1/2 inches tall. A splendid early Victorian full hard grain morocco with gilt raised bands, charming floral gilt tooling to the panels and magnificent and very elaborate extra gilt tooling to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Engraved portrait and forty engraved plates. Slight fading to the spines and a little foxing, otherwise a superb set which includes the sonnets.

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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE SET IN FULL MOROCCO
    The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare. With a Life, and Glossary. And 53 illustrations. by SHAKSPEARE, WILLIAM (SHAKESPEARE)
    SHAKSPEARE, WILLIAM (SHAKESPEARE)
    The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare. With a Life, and Glossary. And 53 illustrations.

    London: Charles Tilt, c 1840. 8 volume set, 4 inches tall. Full morocco with gilt panels, gilt blocks to the boards and all edges gilt. A charming little set with a few small nicks to head and tail caps, otherwise in pristine condition.

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  • FINELY ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO
    The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare. With a Life by Thomas Campbell. by SHAKESPEARE, William
    SHAKESPEARE, William
    The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare. With a Life by Thomas Campbell.

    London: Routeledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1862. 2 volume set, 9 1/2 inches tall. A rather magnificent full morocco with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and superb ornate gilt tooling around a heraldic crest to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Double column. Engraved portrait of Shakespeare, engraved title page, full page engravings of scenes from Shakespeare's Plays and 45 full page extra illustrated engravings of Shakespeare's heroines. Some rubbing to the binding, loss of both free end papers and slight foxing to the tissues and portraits but still an impressive set.

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  • FINELY ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN HALF CALF BY RIVIERE
    The Works of William Shakespeare. Comprising: Histories & Poems; Comedies; Tragedies. by SHAKESPEARE, William.
    SHAKESPEARE, William.
    The Works of William Shakespeare. Comprising: Histories & Poems; Comedies; Tragedies.

    London: Dent, 1925. 3 volume set, 8 inches tall. A neat half calf by Riviere with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt top edges. Decorated with 39 photogravures by E.J. Sullivan. Slight fading but still a bright and good looking set in lovely condition.

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  • CURIOUS AND SCARCE WORK IN FINE FULL CALF
    Aphorisms from Shakespeare; Arranged according to the plays, &. With a Preface and Notes; by LLOFT, Capel. (SHAKESPEARE)
    LLOFT, Capel. (SHAKESPEARE)
    Aphorisms from Shakespeare; Arranged according to the plays, &. With a Preface and Notes;

    London: Longman et al., Printed by Gedge and Barker, Bury, 1812. Full calf. 5.75 inches tall. A fine example of this curious and rare title. With gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, dentelles and all edges. Portrait of Shakespeare. Not signed but bound by Clarke and Bedford toward the end of the Victorian era. Expert repair to the top corner of the title page and slight stain to upper board, but overall a splendid copy.

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  • FINE EDITION IN PRISTINE FULL VELLUM WITH TIES
    Shakespeares Sonnets. by SHAKESPEARE, William
    SHAKESPEARE, William
    Shakespeares Sonnets.

    Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1905. Full vellum, 10 inches tall. A pristine example of this fine facsimile reproduction of the first edition of 1609. Bound in full limp vellum with yapp edges and leather ties. There is gilt lettering to the spine and simple paneling to the covers. A super copy.

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  • FINELY PRINTED EDITION IN LOVELY FULL MOROCCO
    Shakespeare's Sonnets. by SHAKESPEARE, William
    SHAKESPEARE, William
    Shakespeare's Sonnets.

    Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1907. Full morocco, 7 inches tall. A fine binding for Hatchards of Piccadilly with raised bands and neat and simple gilt tooling framing the panels and boards, blind 'strapping' around the bands and onto the boards. Gilt title on the upper board. Handmade paper with gilt top edge and other edges left untrimmed. The bookplate of Gwendolyn Field and neat ink inscription, dated 1918, on the first blank. The spine is faded though still bright. A good looking copy of this fine edition of Shakespeare's sonnets.

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  • A SCARCE AND CURIOUS EDITION IN HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Boudoir Shakespeare by SHAKESPEARE, William
    SHAKESPEARE, William
    The Boudoir Shakespeare

    London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1876. 2 volumes bound in 1, 7 inches tall. Half crushed morocco by H. Wood with raised bands and gilt centre tools and top edge. A scarce and curious edition 'Freed from all objectionable matter, and altogether free from notes' allowing it to be read aloud! 2 volumes, comprising 'Cymbeline'; 'Merchant of Venice', 'As You Like It'; 'King Lear'; 'Much Ado About Nothing'; 'Romeo And Juliet'; Twelfth Night'; 'King John'. Foxing to the preliminaries and a small stain in the top corner affecting the last two plays not touching the text.

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