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Tales from Shakespeare by  Mary LAMB - Hardcover - Signed - 1909 - from Heritage Book Shop, LLC and

Tales from Shakespeare

by LAMB, Mary

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One of 750 Copies, Signed by the Artist [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. LAMB, Charles and Mary. Tales from Shakespeare. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1909. Limited to 750 numbered copies, signed by the artist, of which this is number 304. Quarto. [2], xii, 304 pp. Thirteen mounted color plates, two full-page illustrations in black and white, twenty chapter headings, and fourteen tail-pieces. Original white cloth, front cover decoratively stamped in gilt, front cover and spine lettered in gilt. Rose ribbon ties. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Pictorial endpapers, lightly marbled. Spine a tad darkened, a few tiny soil spots to covers, edges browned, as usual. With publisher's original note mentioning the extra plate, entitled "Puck." Overall, a near fine copy. Originally published in 1899 with black-and-white illustrations only: "there is an extra colored plate in this edition not included in the trade edition." Riall, 90; see also, 32. Latimore & Haskell, 33-34; see also, 12-13. Jaggard, 188. HBS 67599. $1,650


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