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The Plays.
London: William Pickering 1825 - 9 vols. 16mo. (8.2 x 4.8 cm). Contemporary bindings by J. Mackenzie of full dark green gilt decorated morocco, all edges gilt. Ownership inscription of Alfred Forth to each volume, one dated London, 1862. A very pretty set. 37 full page engraved illustrations. The first Diamond Classic in English. "Issued with a portrait and 37 engraved plates after Stothard; heraldic device on title-pp., printed in the publisher's Diamond Classics series and printed in diamond type by C. Correll; the set was issued in red cloth with paper labels, at £2 17s., or in morocco at £4 7s.; also issued without engravings; the illustrations might be had separately for £1 1s. (Proofs £2 2s.)" (Keynes). . Jaggard, p. 516. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB]
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