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Shakespeare by  Anthony BURGESS - First American Edition - 1970 - from Bluebird Books (SKU: 82497)


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by BURGESS, Anthony

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Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1970. First American Edition. Hardcover. Stated first American edition. The acclaimed British novelist Anthony Burgess has also written classical music, plays, screenplays and many non-fiction works. In this one, he attempts to flesh out the life and personality of William Shakespeare. With text by Burgess, 48 color plates and 97 black & white illustrations. This work previously published in the U.K. by George Rainbird, Ltd. --- In full brown cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in silver to black spine blocks. Jacket features painted portrait of Shakespeare to back cover. --- A very nice copy, clean, and bright but with a hint of sunning to edges of cloth. Unclipped jacket with a little yellowing and light chafing to edges, otherwise bright, intact and protected in clear removable mylar wrapper.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); 272 pages .


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Bluebird Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
BURGESS, Anthony
Book condition
Used - Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket
First American Edition
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
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About Bluebird Books

Bluebird Books is the bookselling business of Eric Mayer, operating from my base in Littleton, Colorado. I specialize in classic fiction and literature, books on birds and natural history, railroadiana, biography, history and many other genres. Bluebird Books features publications by the Modern Library and Everyman's Library. I offer free shipping on books shipped within the US via USPS Media Mail. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: I recommend that you use for your international orders because they have formed a partnership with Asendia to allow for much more affordable shipping on parcels weighing under 5 lb. (about 2.26 kg).


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