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The Complete Works of Shakspere. Four Volumes: Comedies, Tragedies, Histories, Doubtful Plays
London and New York: The London Printing and Publishing Company Limited, 1875. Undated, ca. 1875. Four volumes including Comedies, Tragedies, Histories and Doubtful Plays, illustrated with full page steel engravings including characters as portrayed by popular actors. Handsomely bound in full grained brown leather over beveled boards with recessed oval panels on front and rear covers (for names to be added), raised spine bands, gilt lettering and decoration marbled edges and endpapers, engraved title and frontis in each volume plus plates throughout, about 11" tall. Early 20th century professional restoration to the comedies volume, which was skillfully rebacked with the original spine laid down onto the new leather, and black leather ovals inserted into the front recessed areas of all four volumes, no doubt to cover a name that was previously there. Good to very good overall with some expected shelfwear including rubbing to the spine ends and joints, front hinge of comedies volume internally cracked but secure, text blocks sound, occasional age-toning and light foxing, mainly to plates and mainly to the frontis and engraved title, margins of frontis in tragedies volume trimmed, very minor professional tape repairs to outer margins of one plate in the comedies volume, bookbinder blindstamp on preliminary blanks of each volume (Louis Kies, Book Binder, Elmira NY), probably the binder that did the repairs, no other names.. Hard Cover. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
      [Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC]
Last Found On: 2018-02-26           Check availability:      Biblio    

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