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Sir Sidney LEE
A Life of William Shakespeare. Rewritten and Enlarged Edition: Second Impression.] CHARLES OMAN'S WINCHESTER PRIZE COPY IN RIVIERE BINDING
Smith Elder & Co, 1916. 8vo., Second Impression thus, with portrait frontispiece in photogravure (original tissue guard present), plates in photogravure (all original tissue guards present) and facsimiles; in splendid Winchester College prize binding of full tan calf BY RIVIERE, boards framed in gilt, upper board blocked in gilt with College arms, back with raised bands, second compartment with green leather label ruled and lettered in gilt, all other compartments richly tooled in gilt, gilt top, gilt doublures, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, uncut, fore-edge very lightly spotted, some light and generally inoffensive spotting (mainly marginal) to text else a remarkably bright, fresh copy in well-known and much sought-after prize binding. THE BINDING IS SIGNED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER RECTO. THIS COPY WAS PRESENTED TO CHARLES OMAN BY WINCHESTER COLLEGE IN 1920 AND BEARS THE PRIZE BOOKPLATE COMPLETED IN MS ON FRONT PASTE-DOWN. Loosely inserted is a printed invitation card to Oman from the Corporation of London to a formal dinner in 1954. Lee's life of Shakespeare was first published in 1898 and reached its sixth edition in 1908. His new edition, rewiritten and greatly enlarged, appeared first in in 1915 with the present Second Impression issued in 1916. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Island Books [Thakeham, West Sussex, United Kingdom]

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