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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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  • 38 VOLUME SET IN SUPERB FULL REGENCY STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Dramatick Writings. by SHAKSPERE (SHAKESPEARE), William
    SHAKSPERE (SHAKESPEARE), William
    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.

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  • MAGNIFICENT FULL HARD GRAIN MOROCCO BY WHITE OF PALL MALL
    The Works. by BEAUMONT, Francis & FLETCHER, John
    BEAUMONT, Francis & FLETCHER, John
    The Works.

    London: Edward Moxon, 1843-1846. 11 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A truly splendid full hard grain morocco by one of the greatest binders of the period, White of Pall Mall. With gilt raised bands, unusual dense gilt tooling to the panels and gilt dentelles. All the edges are gilt over marbling. The heraldic crest on both boards is framed within magnificent gilt rolls and individual tooling. The crest with the motto 'Sic Donec' is that of William Tatton Egerton, 1st Baron Egerton of Tatton Park. A wonderful set of the Works of these two early 17th century English playwrights, often considered successors to Shakespeare.

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  • RARE EARLY PLAYS IN FULL MOROCCO BY CLARKE AND BEDFORD
    A Collection of Old Plays. by DODSLEY, Robert (editor)
    DODSLEY, Robert (editor)
    A Collection of Old Plays.

    London: Septimus Prowett, 1825. 13 volume set, 9 inches tall. A splendid tall paper set in a magnificent hard grain morocco by one of London's most celebrated binders, Clarke & Bedford. With gilt raised bands, ornate gilt tooling to the panels and the play titles in the surely smallest type a binder could use. The boards framed within triple fillets, gilt dentelles and all edges. Some speckles to the boards. With the striking bookplate of John Wodehouse, Earl of Kimberley Foreign secretary under Queen Victoria. This collection of Elizabethan and Jacobean plays was significant in reacquainting the public with many previously neglected works. A very fine set.

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  • RARE 10 VOLUME SET SIGNED FIRST COLLECTED EDITION IN FULL MOROCCO
    Théatre Complet; Théatre des Autres; Théatre Notes. by DUMAS Fils, Alexandre
    DUMAS Fils, Alexandre
    Théatre Complet; Théatre des Autres; Théatre Notes.

    Paris, aris: Michel Levy 1868-1894. 10 volumes, 9 inches tall. Superb full straight grain morocco by Paul Vié with gilt bands, titles and gilt tooling to the spine, the straight grain of the boards framed within gilt and blind rolls, dentelles and top edge gilt. Portrait. One of 52 copies on 'papier de Hollande', initialed by Dumas to Gustave Boulanger the celebrated figure painter. On the half title there is a further inscription 'a Gustave Boulanger - Bonne amitie, A Dumas f'. Two letters from his daughter, Collette Dumas, are slipped in and she has written a further inscription on the second blank. Slight fading to the spines and very slight rubbing to the head and tailcaps. A magnificent…

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    Paris, aris: Michel Levy 1868-1894. 10 volumes, 9 inches tall. Superb full straight grain morocco by Paul Vié with gilt bands, titles and gilt tooling to the spine, the straight grain of the boards framed within gilt and blind rolls, dentelles and top edge gilt. Portrait. One of 52 copies on 'papier de Hollande', initialed by Dumas to Gustave Boulanger the celebrated figure painter. On the half title there is a further inscription 'a Gustave Boulanger - Bonne amitie, A Dumas f'. Two letters from his daughter, Collette Dumas, are slipped in and she has written a further inscription on the second blank. Slight fading to the spines and very slight rubbing to the head and tailcaps. A magnificent set of these great works including 'La Dame aux Camélias' ('The Lady with the Camellias'), in the original French.

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  • MAGNIFICENT SET IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies and Poems of William Shakspere. by SHAKSPERE, William. (SHAKESPEARE). KNIGHT, Charles (edited by).
    SHAKSPERE, William. (SHAKESPEARE). KNIGHT, Charles (edited by).
    The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies and Poems of William Shakspere.

    London: Charles Knight, 1842. 12 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. Magnificent set in superb early Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and extra gilt panels. 2 gilt fillets, 1 blind fillet and gilt corner tools frame the boards. A neat ink inscription on the reverse of the free endpaper which is foxed, the rest of the text being clean. With engraved vignettes throughout. A wonderful copy of this great edition.

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  • SCARCE EDITION IN WONDERFUL EARLY VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    Dramatic Works. by SHAKSPEARE (SHAKESPEARE, William).
    SHAKSPEARE (SHAKESPEARE, William).
    Dramatic Works.

    London: J.F.Dove, 1830. 8 volume set, 9 inches tall. A splendid early Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and exceptionally attractive gilt tooling to the panels. With a 'Life of the Author' and notes by W. Harness, friend of Lord Byron. With 3 portrait frontispieces and charming engravings throughout. Some foxing, almost exclusively facing the plates. This fine set includes the Sonnets.

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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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  • BEAUTIFUL RUN OF THE TRAGEDIES IN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Tragedies by TRAGEDIES,
    TRAGEDIES,
    Tragedies

    London: John Bell, 1791. 7 volumes, 6 inches tall. Full straight grain morocco with label, gilt bands, titles, superb centre tools, all edges and dentelles. This is the first 7 volumes of Tragedies, part of John Bell's British library series. Containing many plays all individually paginated. Each also has a superb engraved frontispiece and title page. An exceedingly pretty run.

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  • WELL ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN FINE FULL CALF
    The Plays of Shakespeare. by SHAKESPEARE, William
    SHAKESPEARE, William
    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.

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  • FINE HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO BY RAMAGE
    The Plays of Philip Massinger. by MASSINGER, Philip
    MASSINGER, Philip
    The Plays of Philip Massinger.

    London: Nicol, Rivington et al, 1813. 4 volume set, 9 inches tall. A simple but very fine later half crushed morocco by Ramage with gilt raised bands, titles and top edges. Bookplate. Portrait. A splendid set of the second edition of the dramatic works of this great seventeenth century English playwright.

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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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  • IRISH DRAMATIST IN STUNNING FULL CALF
    The Dramatic Works of James Sheridan Knowles. by KNOWLES, James Sheridan
    KNOWLES, James Sheridan
    The Dramatic Works of James Sheridan Knowles.

    London: Moxon, 1841-3. 3 volume set, 8 inches tall. A stunning full calf by Hopkins with gilt raised bands, triple labels, delicate gilt tooling to the panels, dentelles and gilt top edges. Cousin of Richard Brinsley Sheridan and friend of Hazlitt, Coleridge and Lamb, Knowles was an Irish dramatist and actor.

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  • SINGLE VOLUME EDITION IN SPARKLING FULL MOROCCO
    The Works of William Shakspere. by SHAKSPERE, William. (SHAKESPEARE).
    SHAKSPERE, William. (SHAKESPEARE).
    The Works of William Shakspere.

    London: George Bell, 1887. Full morocco, 9.5 inches tall. A sparkling hard grain morocco with gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels, superb gilt panels with ornate corner tooling, framing a crest on the upper boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Illustrated by W. Harvey. A splendid single volume edition.

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  • FULL SPECKLED CALF IN FINE CONDITION
    Oeuvres Dramatiques by DESTOUCHE, Philippe Nericault
    DESTOUCHE, Philippe Nericault
    Oeuvres Dramatiques

    Paris: Chez Prault pere, 1758. 10 volume set, 6 inches tall. A most attractive set in full speckled calf with gilt bands, twin labels, fine floral gilt tooling to the panels and pink edges. An early, revised and augmented, edition of this great French dramatist's works published just 4 years after his death.

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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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  • SPLENDID LITTLE SET IN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Oeuvres. by RACINE, Jean
    RACINE, Jean
    Oeuvres.

    Paris: Didot, 1803 (AN XI). 5 volume set, 5.5 inches tall. A delightful set in full straight grain morocco with gilt bands, centre tools, gilt roll framing the boards and all edges gilt. In the original French.

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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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  • FINELY PRINTED WORK IN SUPERB GEORGIAN FULL MOROCCO
    (Plays). Publii Terentii Afri Comoediae Sex ad Fidem Editionis Zeunianae Accurate Recensitae. by TERENCE (Publius Terentius Afer)
    TERENCE (Publius Terentius Afer)
    (Plays). Publii Terentii Afri Comoediae Sex ad Fidem Editionis Zeunianae Accurate Recensitae.

    London: Harding, Triphook and Lepard, 1825. Full morocco, 6.5 inches tall. A superb Georgian binding with gilt raised bands, label, gilt framed panels and boards, dentelles and all edges. Engraved portrait and title page. Sold at Sotheby's 29th February 1856. Contains all six of Terence's plays, viz. Andria (The Girl from Andros) 166 B.C.; Hecyra (The Mother-in-Law) 165 B.C.; Heauton Timorumenos (The Self-Tormentor) 163 B.C.; Phormio 161 B.C.; Eunuchus 161 B.C.; Adelphoe (The Brothers) 160 B.C.. A fine copy in the original Latin.

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