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SHAKESAPEARE, William

Poems written by Shakespear.

$500.00 AUD

London : J. Bell and C. Etherington, 1774. Octavo, early polished calf (expertly rebacked), spine in compartments with contrasting morocco title label and gilt ornamentation, scuffed, head cap repaired, contemporary manuscript scribbled notes to endpapers, previous owner’s name and address in Sloane Square to preliminary blank, engraved title page with portrait of Shakespeare, pp. 29; [blank]; [x]; 221; [blank]; [2 – catalogue], two engraved plates (Venus and Adonis and The Lover’s Complaint), occasional light foxing and staining, a very good copy.

The poems of Shakespeare, enhanced by a biography, published by Bell and Etherington as a stand alone volume of poetry, but also serving as a ninth volume to complement their eight volume set of Shakespeare’s plays published also in 1774.

 

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