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The Dramatick Writings.
London: John Bell, 1785-1788. 38 volumes, 5.5 inches tall. Full straight grain dark blue morocco with gilt bands, titles, dentelles and all edges. Tiffany bookplates. Some slight foxing to the plates but generally very clean. Engraved frontispieces, title pages and plates throughout. Although this celebrated Bell's Edition first appeared in 38 volumes it is very unusual to find it in this form, with each volume bound individually, rather than with every 2 or 3 volumes bound together. There is no splitting or loss at all. An absolutely exceptional set.More details Price: £6,000.00
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.More details Price: £1,450.00
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.More details Price: £1,400.00
The Plays of Shakespeare.
LONDON: Cassell, Petter and Galpin, c.1870. 3 volume set, 10.5 inches tall. A very handsome set with gilt raised bands, twin labels and ornate gilt 'theatrical' centre tools. A gilt prize block on the upper boards and an ink prize inscription on the first blank. Illustrated throughout. A splendid set.More details Price: £900.00
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.More details Price: £850.00
The Pictorial Edition of the Works.
London: Virtue, c.1880. 8 volume set, 10.5 inches tall. A handsome robust binding with gilt raised bands, gilt tooling to the panels and a gilt blocked portrait of the Bard on the upper boards. Illustrated profusely throughout with full page engravings and vignettes.More details Price: £850.00
The Works of Shakspere. The Imperial Edition.
London: Virtue & Co., c. 1870. 2 vol set, 15 inches tall. Handsome Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, ornate gilt centre tools and twin labels. Some marks to the foot of volume one and some scuffing otherwise a neat clean set of this classic tall edition. With vignettes to both title pages and a further 39 full page steel engravings.More details Price: £650.00
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.More details Price: £450.00
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.More details Price: £400.00
Two Noble Kinsmen. Reprint of the quarto, 1634.
London: 'The New Shakespeare Society', Trubner, 1876. Full morocco, 9.5 inches tall. With gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels and dentelles. All edges gilt. With a prize gilt embossed device on the upper board, prize bookplate and armorial bookplate. Somewhat foxed on the preliminaries, then clean. In 3 parts. A very impressive copy of this Jacobean tragicomedy, now generally accepted to have been written by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher. The plot is based on 'The Knight's Tale' in Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.More details Price: £300.00