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The Plays of William Shakspeare (Shakspere,Shakespere,Shakespeare) The plays of William Shakspeare by Samuel Johnson by William Shakspeare - First Edition - 1804 - from Reader’s Books (SKU: 1265)

The Plays of William Shakspeare (Shakspere,Shakespere,Shakespeare) The plays of William Shakspeare by Samuel Johnson

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The Plays of William Shakspeare (Shakspere,Shakespere,Shakespeare) The plays of William Shakspeare by Samuel Johnson

by William Shakspeare

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  • hardcover
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London: F and C Rivington, 1804. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.. Samuel Johnson's edition of nine volumes. Tan calf boards with gilt lines. Gilt bands to spines and gilt lettering and numbering. Lettering has faded. Edges are bumped and there is fading and scratching to boards but the bindings are uniformly tight and well presented. Internally the endpapers are of grey paper with the slight marks of a removed bookplate on Vol I and IX. Internally the pages are age-tanned but generally clean and bright. Dr Johnson's preface is included in Vol 1 together with an historical acount of The English Stage by Mr Malone. Engravings by Fuseli face the frontispiece of each play, Vol II has light foxing and slight rippling. Vol III has cream endpapers and the front hinge is just beginning to crack. There is scattered foxing to this volume and some pencilled annotations. Vol VI has slight staining and the occasional pencilled line. Vol VIII has scattered foxing. Vol IX has some pencilled annotations and slight foxing. Overall a very attractive set. Fuseli engravings Good 1804

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Bookseller's Inventory #
1265
Title
The Plays of William Shakspeare (Shakspere,Shakespere,Shakespeare) The plays of William Shakspeare by Samuel Johnson
Author
William Shakspeare
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity-available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
F and C Rivington
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1804
Size
8vo.
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