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The Works of William Shakespeare (Shakespere) by William Shakespeare - Imperial - 1824 - from Kabi Rare Books (SKU: 412)

The Works of William Shakespeare (Shakespere)

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The Works of William Shakespeare (Shakespere): Imperial Edition edited by Charles Knight

by William Shakespeare

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  • very good
  • hardcover
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The Works of Shakespeare/ Shakespere. Imperial Edition, edited by Charles Knight, illustrated throughout with beautiful steel plate engravings. In 2 parts with 2 volumes to each part. 3/4 black morocco grained leather, brown linen boards, raised bands, contrasting red leather spine labels (later additions). Specked endpapers and page edges. 57 engravings throughout on heavy stock paper.
One of the largest and most lavishly illustrated of the 19th century Shakespeare editions and one that is very rare, especially in this condition.
Some scuffs and cracks to leather binding and wear to edges as well as inscriptions on front endpapers. Covers are all attached and binding tight except for one small section of one volume that is dislodged. Pages clean and unmarked overall. Very good condition.
11" wide x 15" tall x 5" (across all books)


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Kabi Rare Books US (US)
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The Works of William Shakespeare (Shakespere)
William Shakespeare
Richard Dadd, John Gilbert, C R Leslie, etc
Folio 3/4 morocco leather, linen covers
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Used - Very Good
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Virtue & Company
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Date published
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Literary Fiction;

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Rutland, Vermont
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About Kabi Rare Books

Founded in Brooklyn and now located in Rutland, Vermont. At Kabi Books, we buy and sell out of print, rare, unique and limited edition works on paper. We offer appraisal services and can seek out specific books by request.


Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
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]
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created...[more]
Full page illustration or photograph. Plates are printed separately from the text of the book, and bound in at production. I.e.,...[more]

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