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COMPLETE WORKS of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (with Enclosed Curio) by William Shakespeare - Hardcover - 1910 - from Vancouver Bookseller (SKU: 37)

COMPLETE WORKS of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (with Enclosed Curio)

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COMPLETE WORKS of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (with Enclosed Curio): OXFORD SHAKESPEARE

by William Shakespeare

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  • very good
  • hardcover
Condition
Very Good/N/A
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About This Item

This book is in good condition. Edited, with a Glossary, by W.J. Craig, M.A., Trinity College, Dublin. Including the Glossary, it is 1264 pages.

It needs some TLC; the spine has loosened a little and there are some marks on the covers to be removed.

The cover is dark red with a nice stamped design on the front and back. On the front cover, the word 'Shakespeare' appears in gold. On the spine, it says, in gold, 'The Works of Shakespeare'. There is a small ink mark on the cover. On the back cover, there are 4 small white dots that look almost like bleach. The pages have darkened. There is shelf wear to the spine, and at the top of the spine, there is a 1/4" tear.

On the inside front cover page, there is an inscription: 'To Bert, Wishing him many happy returns of the day. From John, 25/1/11'. There is a full-page black and white portrait of Shakespeare across from the title page.

Hidden under the paper covering the inside back cover was an envelope marked 'Derby 1957'. Inside that was a ticket to the Irish Hospitals' Sweepstakes. It was secreted there with some skill

At the time, sweepstakes were illegal in the UK and North America—US Customs seized and destroyed millions of these tickets.

So Bert gave this book to someone who used it to smuggle out this ticket. It's amusing to think of someone nervously clutching his Shakespeare while hoping to clear US Customs.

The book is perfectly readable and usable, and the curiosity at back makes it more interesting. Of course, you get the ticket when you buy the book.


Note: This book is sufficiently heavy that a second book cannot be included for the same shipping rate.Also, if you are OUTSIDE of North America, my quoted shipping price is for surface mail without tracking. For other shipping options, please contact me.




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On Feb 13 2017, a reader said:
Its is Shakespeare in all its glory and such a beautiful volume. My fingers itch to reread Hamlet, Macbeth and every sonnet he ever wrote!

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Details

bookseller
Vancouver Bookseller CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
37
Title
COMPLETE WORKS of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (with Enclosed Curio)
Author
William Shakespeare
Format/binding
Good
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
N/A
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press
Place of Publication
Oxford
Date Published
1910
Pages
1264
Keywords
Shakespeare, Irish Hospitals Sweepstakes
Bookseller catalogs
Poetry; Rare; British Fiction; Ireland;

Terms of Sale

Vancouver Bookseller

30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged. All books are shipped in padded waterproof envelopes, and with tracking. If you simply change your mind and want to return the book, you will get a refund for the book only (not the delivery charge), provided it is in the same condition as it was when it was shipped to you.

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Vancouver Bookseller

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West Vancouver, British Columbia
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Private individual who has been collecting books for 40 years. It's time for them to find new forever homes.

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title page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the... [More]
shelf wear
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spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]

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