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SHAKESPEARE, William.

The Plays and Poems.

With the purest text, and the briefest notes. Edited by J. Payne Collier.

Published: London: Privately printed for the Subscribers, 1878

Stock code: 106634

Price: £1,250

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Limited edition. One of 58 sets printed privately for the literary editor and notorious forger John Payne Collier (1789–1883).

8 volumes, octavo (210 x 173 mm). Contemporary brown half morocco, spines in compartments with gilt titles direct, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Contemporary bookseller’s ticket of Hugh Hopkins of Glasgow to front pastedowns. Spines faded but gilt still bright, occasional light spotting to ednleaves. An excellent set.

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