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SHAKESPEARE, William
Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies
London: Printed by Tho. Cotes, for Robert Allot, and are to be sold at his shop,, 1632. London: Printed by Tho. Cotes, for Robert Allot, and are to be sold at his shop,, 1632. Published according to the true Originall Copies. The second Impression. Folio (324 × 219 mm), 454 leaves, complete. Early 18th-century English panelled calf, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt and with gilt leaf sprays, circlets, etc., raised bands, pale red sprinkled edges. Housed in a dark red morocco backed folding case and chemise. Title incorporating large engraved portrait of Shakespeare by Martin Droeshout, woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials. Engraved bookplate of Sir Christopher Willoughby, Bart (1748–1808). Early pen-trials on blank recto of the To the Reader leaf including the date 1708; some early pen marks to the Effigies leaf recto, not affecting text, at foot of last leaf of text of The Tempest (B4r), including the name Thomas Thorp, and at the end of the Comedies, Z6r, with the names Joanna White and Richard Carrington; a scatter of tiny ink blots to B2 recto; a small marginal ink cross on D1r. Extremities of binding skilfully restored, front free endpaper extended in head margin. To the Reader leaf with very minor repair to short tear at lower outer corner; short closed tear at foot of title leaf not affecting text; K3 and K4 with short closed tears at foot; N2 torn across lower outer corner, affecting 19 lines in outer column, the whole corner neatly supplied from another genuine copy; short closed tear at head of d2 just touching headline; longer tear at fo … [Click Below for Full Description]
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