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BOYDELL, John (SHAKESPEARE, William)
BOYDELL'S GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE
London: Boydell & Company, [1791-1803]. First Edition. Hardcover. Sporadic and usually very mild foxing to the blank margins of some plates. One engraving has been laid down. The leather is rubbed with some wear, mostly to the spine tips and edges, the front cover being detached but present. Contents very clean and attractive in handsome binding. Large folio (12-1/2" x 16-1/2") bound in publisher's full gilt-decorated red morocco, front cover now detached but present. Illustrated with an engraved title page, two portraits, and 98 full- page copper engravings nearly all of which represent various scenes from plays, including one engraved by William Blake, and are engraved after the major British artists of the day: Reynolds, Romney, Opie, Smirke, Northcote, Westall, etc. The finest illustrations ever created to accompany Shakespeare, here presented in their original large format (the plates were also published as part of a nine-volume folio set of Shakespeare's dramatic works). A difficult title to find intact as most volumes over the years have been broken for their beautiful individual plates which in this volume are quite clean with all tissue guards present.
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