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Sentiments and Similes of William Shakespeare by  William Shakespeare - 1851 - from Bromer Booksellers (SKU: 30644)

Sentiments and Similes of William Shakespeare

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Sentiments and Similes of William Shakespeare

by Shakespeare, William

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London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1851. Small octavo. (viii), 100pp. Heavily ornamented with illuminated initials, borders, and tail-pieces. The title page is in full color, with a lush border featuring miniatures of the masks of comedy and tragedy and a portrait of Shakespeare, plus an illustration of Macbeth behind the initial. The grand decoration serves to highlight the editor Henry Noel Humphrey's belief in Shakespeare's wisdom and writing. Here, Humphrey has organized passages from Shakespeare's works into subject categories, such as Humour and Ambition. This copy sturdily bound in black leather with guttapercha designs to both covers. Laid over a gilt sheet, the bulk of the design is devoted to the book's title, a rendition of the theatrical masks, flowers and laurels, and scrollwork, all painted black. At the center, in unpainted guttapercha, is a portrait of Shakespeare in profile (at the upper cover) and a monogram of "WS" (at the lower). Some general rubbing to exterior, rebacked and recased, else near fine. A.e.g. Bookplate of former owner on front paste-down.


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Sentiments and Similes of William Shakespeare
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About Bromer Booksellers

Bromer Booksellers specializes in rare and beautiful books. Owned and operated by Anne Bromer, who has been in the business of fine books for over fifty years, our shop carries a range of important private press books, designer bookbindings, illustrated books, children's books, and miniature books.


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The paste-down is the portion of the endpaper that is glued to the inner boards of a hardback book. The paste-down forms an...[more]
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