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William Shakespeare
Shakespeare 1709 The Works of Mr William Vol the First 1st Illustrated Edition
LONDON: JACOB TONSON, 1709. EXTREMELY RARE The Works of Mr William Shakespear First Volume (of six) First Edition, Illustrated All plates bar one (Much Ado About Nothing) are present.William Shakespeare Jacob Tonson, Greys-Inn Gate1709 MDCCIXJacob Tonson: London8" by 5" Overall Condition: Very good The bookbinding is in excellent condition with no loose save the one plate mentioned above the book is completely intact. Slight occasional tears, historical water discoloration, & occasional creasing, please reference pictures posted. The book was recently rebound in full tan leather, subtle, beautiful and traditional. Near offers will be seriously considered Jacob Tonson was an eighteenth-century English bookseller and publisher best known for having obtained a copyright on the plays of William Shakespeare by buying the rights of the heirs of the publisher of the Fourth Folio after the Statue of Anne came into effect, the first statute to provide for copyright regulated by the government rather than private parties Each play has a separate title page with the imprint 'printed in the year 1709' six in total since the one for Much Ado About Nothing is missing, plus the illustrated front page with an image of Shakespeare. Image eight has a central ink stain. Contents: As pictured above. Please note: Hand writing and written notes on Love's Labour's Lost Please note: The condition is best described by posted pictured. Price includes free delivery. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: ukfilmcompany [Bexleyheath, United Kingdom]
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