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William Shakespeare

Beautifully bound individual books and collected works of William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare is regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, and probably the best-known figure in all of world literature. His poetry was published first, while very few of his plays were published in his lifetime; they are first practicably obtainable from the four posthumous folio editions of his plays published in the seventeenth century. 

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  1. 122965
    The Second Folio, that is, the second edition, first issue, of the collected edition of Shakespeare's plays, set page-for-page from a corrected copy of the First Folio, 1623, edited by John Heminge (d. 1630) and Henry Condell (d. 1627). This is the edition of which William Prynne complained that it was printed on best crown... Learn More
    £275,000

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  2. 121099
    First edition thus. Ayscough's third volume, entitled An index to the remarkable passages and words made use of by Shakspeare, is the first published concordance of Shakespeare's plays. The publisher John Stockdale paid 200 guineas for the index which was specifically designed to accompany Stockdale's two volume edition... Learn More
    £1,375

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  3. The Plays.
    A very handsomely bound set of a later issue of the edition generally known as the first variorum, first published in 1803. Reed's revision of Johnson and Steevens's 1773 edition was first published in ten volumes in 1785. The edition was then reissued, with Steevens as editor once more but reliant on Reed's assistance,... Learn More
    £3,500

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  4. An Inquiry into the History, Authenticity, & Characteristics of the Shakspeare Portraits,
    First edition, published three years after James Boaden's work on the same subject. Wivell had risen from impoverished beginnings and an apprenticeship to a wigmaker and hairdresser, before reaching public notice as an artist with portraits of the Cato Street conspirators awaiting trial. This led to a commission to draw... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 84953

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  5. 117223
    First edition thus. Dyce (17981869) was one of the principal editors involved in William Pickering's prestigious Aldine Edition of the British Poets; his edition of Shakespeare in that series was first published in 1832. He then produced his own complete edition of Shakespeare (6 vols., 1857), which was later issued in a... Learn More
    £1,250

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  6. 121873
    New edition. A very handsome early Victorian set of Shakespeare's works. Learn More
    £500

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  7. 121766
    An attractively bound set. Learn More
    £150

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  8. The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere.
    An attractively bound set of Shakespeares works. The publisher and writer Charles Knight (17911873) was already a Shakespeare lover and bibliophile in his teens, when he owned an imperfect First Folio which he made up by printing the missing pages from a facsimile edition. His first major project as an author took shape... Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 111414

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  9. 121876
    Reprint of the Cambridge Shakespeare which was first published in 1863. Editor William George Clark's "principal and most enduring work was the Cambridge Shakespeare (18636), mainly planned by him, with a complete collation of all the early editions, and a selection of emendations by later editors. Clark co-operated in the... Learn More
    £1,250

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  10. The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakespeare.
    A later edition of Charles Knight's Shakespeare, "the first in the country conceived in a right spirit" (H. N. Coleridge), handsomely bound in contemporary red morocco, originally issued in parts from 1837. The publisher and writer Charles Knight (1791-1873) was already a Shakespeare lover and bibliophile in his teens, when... Learn More

    Regular Price: £875

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    Stock Code: 80818

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  11. The Works.
    Second and preferred edition. Dyce (17981869) was one of the principal editors involved in William Pickering's prestigious Aldine Edition of the British Poets; his edition of Shakespeare in that series was first published in 1832. He then produced his own complete edition of Shakespeare (6 vols., 1857), and improved it for... Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,500

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  12. 119859
    A handsomely bound copy of the works of Shakespeare, illustrated with a number of photographic reproductions of paintings from the ill-fated Boydell Shakespeare Gallery; the first prints of which were published in 1792. Learn More
    £500

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  13. 122487detail
    A handsomely bound set. Dyce was perhaps the leading Shakespeare scholar of the 19th-century. This collection was first published in 1857, with a second edition published in 1866. The present third edition was published six years after his death. Learn More
    £1,750

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  14. The Works.
    Fourth edition of the text widely accepted as the most authoritative then available. Dyce (17981869) was one of the principal editors involved in William Pickering's prestigious Aldine Edition of the British Poets; his edition of Shakespeare in that series was first published in 1832. He then produced his own complete edition... Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,500

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    Stock Code: 41473

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  15. The Works.
    Edition de luxe, one thousand numbered copies of which this is number 828. Learn More
    £4,250

    Stock Code: 114699

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  16. 118965
    The Henry Irving Shakespeare. An attractive set of Shakespeare's plays including his poems and sonnets. Learn More
    £950

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  17. 120109
    Limited edition, one of 500 copies printed on handmade paper. The Cambridge Shakespeare, first published between 1863 and 1866, has "become the standard text... the introductions contain the safest guide as to authorities for the text and the notes form a complete apparatus criticus of the text... it is a monument of editorial... Learn More
    £8,750

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  18. The Works.
    Édition Aquarelle. Limited to 10 numbered copies. A variorum edition with the text taken from the Cambridge edition in its latest revised form (1891- 93). Along with the 37 canonical plays this edition also includes The Two Noble Kinsmen, attributed to both Shakespeare and John Fletcher, and Edward III whose authorship... Learn More

    Regular Price: £4,750

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    Stock Code: 48869

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  19. 122099
    First and limited edition, first impression, one of 310 copies on paper. This scarce edition is decorated by Charles Ricketts (18661931), an outstanding art nouveau designer with notable work for commercial publishers including Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), John Gray's Silverpoints (1893) and Oscar Wilde's... Learn More
    £200

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  20. 122106
    First and limited edition, first impression, one of 310 copies printed on paper. This scarce edition is decorated with wood engravings by Charles Ricketts (18661931), an outstanding art nouveau designer with notable work for commercial publishers including Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), John Gray's Silverpoints... Learn More
    £200

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  21. 122104
    First and limited edition, first impression, one of 310 copies printed on paper. This scarce edition is decorated with wood engravings by Charles Ricketts (18661931), an outstanding art nouveau designer with notable work for commercial publishers including Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), John Gray's Silverpoints... Learn More
    £250

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  22. The Works.
    A handsomely bound set of mixed issues of the second edition of the Cambridge Shakespeare, edited by William Aldis Wright, whose edition first appeared in 1863-66. "[Wright] was solely responsible for the second edition (1891-3), which remains the great monument to his industry and accuracy... It was in his nature to be... Learn More

    Regular Price: £3,250

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    Stock Code: 74448

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  23. 122101
    First and limited edition, first impression, one of 310 copies printed on paper. This scarce edition is decorated with wood engravings by Charles Ricketts (18661931), an outstanding art nouveau designer with notable work for commercial publishers including Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), John Gray's Silverpoints... Learn More
    £200

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  24. 122103
    First and limited edition, first impression, one of 310 copies printed on paper. This scarce edition is decorated with wood engravings by Charles Ricketts (18661931), an outstanding art nouveau designer who undertook notable work for commercial publishers including Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), John Gray's... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 122103

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  25. 122107
    First and limited edition, first impression, one of 310 pairs printed on paper. This scarce edition is decorated with wood engravings by Charles Ricketts (18661931), an outstanding art nouveau designer with notable work for commercial publishers including Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), John Gray's Silverpoints... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 122107

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  26. Venus and Adonis.
    Limited edition of 1,000 numbered copies, in a superb binding by the Chelsea Bindery, of this Oxford University facsimile reprint of the earliest surviving editions of Venus and Adonis, Lucrece, the Sonnets, The Passionate Pilgrim, and the play Pericles, as a supplement to the reproduction of the First Folio issued by the... Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,800

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    Stock Code: 65822

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  27. 120241
    First editions thus. Venus and Adonis is a signed limited issue, number 594 of 1,000 copies signed by Sidney Lee. This five work volume is a complete supplement to the facsimile reproduction of Shakespeare's First Folio issued by Oxford University Press in 1902. The facsimile reproductions are taken from first edition copies... Learn More
    £1,000

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  28. 123756
    An attractively-bound edition of the Oxford Shakespeare, here published in one volume and on India paper. Learn More
    £175

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  29. 1
    Limited edition. An out-of-series copy, unnumbered and unsigned, from an edition of 1,000 copies for sale in Great Britain and Ireland. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 114362

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  30. 121471
    An attractively bound set of the Oxford Miniature Edition of Shakespeare's works, with introductory studies of several plays by Edward Dowden and a full glossary, originally published in three volumes by Clarendon Press in 1903, and printed on India paper. Learn More
    £375

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  31. 121607
    One of 1,600 sets published, this set inscribed twice on the limitation page by the publisher Sir Francis Meynell (18911975) to Vivien Leigh (19131967). The initial inscription, in black ink, reads: "This copy inscribed for Vivien Holman by Francis Meynell". Below this Meynell has added a more extensive and affectionate... Learn More
    £6,000

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  32. 121661
    An attractively bound copy of Shakespeare's works. Learn More
    £300

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  33. 123535
    The complete plays of William Shakespeare in miniature format housed on an attractive wooden bookshelf. Perfectly legible and readable, this set was printed by Allied Newspapers as a gift to subscribers. Learn More
    £375

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  34. 117290
    A handsomely bound edition of the works of Shakespeare using the 1904 text prepared by Arthur Henry Bullen. Learn More
    £200

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  35. The Comedy of Errors.
    Limited issue, one of 1,950 copies. Learn More

    Regular Price: £650

    Special Price £325

    Stock Code: 20429

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  36. 123224
    First Watson edition, first printing. Aldren Auld Watson (1917-2013) was an American artist and hand bookbinder, whose work includes illustrations for a 1948 edition of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Books. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 123224

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  37. 116641
    First edition, first impression. The known information about Shakespeare's life and the documents associated with it are the focus of this profusely illustrated book. Where possible, the facsimiles included are reproduced full size. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 116641

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