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Shakespeare's Comedy of The Merchant of Venice
1909. William Shakespeare?'s ?"Merchant of Venice,?"with Illustrations by Sir James D. Linton[LINTON, Sir James D., illustrator]. SHAKESPEARE, [William]. Shakespeare's Comedy of The Merchant of Venice. With Illustrations by Sir James D. Linton, R.I. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [1909].Limited to 500 numbered copies (this copy being No. 130), signed by the artist. Large quarto (11 1/8 x 9 inches; 283 x 228 mm). xxxiv, 143, [1, printer?'s imprint] pp. Mounted color vignette on title and thirty-six mounted color plates (including frontispiece), with descriptive tissue guards. Title printed in red and black.Original vellum over boards with front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt and spine lettered in gilt. Silk ties renewed. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Boards very slightly bowed. A near fine copy, internally clean and tight.With an Introduction by novelist, poet, anthologist, and literary critic, A[rthur].T[homas]. Quiller-Couch."The Season's Gift Books. An Embarrassment of Riches in the Way of Good Reading, Old and New, Set off with Attractive Illustrations. Artistic Printing and Binding...From Hodder & Stoughton come two large, luxurious Shakespeare volumes, 'As You Like It' and 'The Merchant of Venice,' ($4.50 each)… For each one A.T. Quiller-Couch writes an extended and interpretative story of the play. But the particular feature of these books is their copious illustration, 'As You Like it' by Hugh Thompson, and 'The Merchant of Venice,' by Sir James D. Linton, P.R.I. [President, Royal Institute]…" (New York Times, Dec. 5, 1909).
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