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  1. 134229detail
    A handsomely bound set of Wright's Cambridge Shakespeare, comprising the second edition of vols. II-IX and the third edition of vol. I. The Cambridge Shakespeare was first published from 1863-6 with William George Clark as the editor and William Aldis Wright as a collaborator, but Wright "was solely responsible for the... Learn More
    £2,950

    Stock Code: 134229

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  2. 132493
    New edition. A handsome set of Shakespeare's works. Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 132493

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  3. 134052
    An attractive set which includes Shakespeare's poems. Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 134052

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  4. 132935
    First Boydell edition. This lavish edition was the brainchild of John Boydell (1720-1804), who had been responsible for the publication in mezzotint of some of the most impressive paintings of the period. He and his nephew Josiah Boydell conceived this set, with typography by Bulmer and paper by Whatman, to be embellished... Learn More
    £8,750

    Stock Code: 132935

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  5. 130360detail
    An attractively bound set of Shakespeare's works. The publisher and writer Charles Knight (1791-1873) 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
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 130360

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  6. 131073detail
    Second and preferred edition. Dyce (1798-1869) 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 volumes, 1857), and improved it... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 131073

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  7. 129641
    An arresting example of the bookbinder's craft as the Georgian period drew to its close, and an exemplary demonstration of the care that the age was lavishing on the national playwright. The text is the second Harness edition of Shakespeare (first published in 1825), the principal work of the literary scholar William Harness... Learn More
    £1,850

    Stock Code: 129641

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  8. 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

    Stock Code: 114678

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  9. 128818
    A highly attractive set of Shakespeare's works, being the second edition of the profusely illustrated version of the Shakespeare scholar Charles Knight, following the first edition which had been published in part form from 1838 to 1841. Knight (1791-1873) was already a Shakespeare lover and bibliophile in his teens, when... Learn More
    £1,800

    Stock Code: 128818

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  10. 128537
    Edition de Grand Luxe, limited to 500 numbered copies of which this is number 13. Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 128537

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  11. 127093

    Sonnets.

    Lexington, Kentucky: 1956

    Limited edition, number 90 of 240 copies. An attractive example of a production of a lesser-known American private press, printed by Jacob Hammer on handmade paper, after the Praetorius Facsimile edition of the first quarto of 1609. The Anvil Press was a small association of ten printing enthusiasts, active during the fifties... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 127093

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  12. 121430detail
    The sixth edition of Isaac Reed's variorum edition. A handsomely bound set. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 121430

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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

    Stock Code: 122487

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  14. 117223
    First edition thus. Dyce (1798-1869) 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... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 117223

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  15. 83972
    Second and preferred edition. Dyce (1798-1869) 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... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 83972

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  16. 65822
    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
    £1,800

    Stock Code: 65822

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  17. 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 (1891-3). Along with the 37 canonical plays this edition also includes The Two Noble Kinsmen, attributed to Shakespeare and John Fletcher, and Edward III, which was probably mostly... Learn More
    £4,750

    Stock Code: 48869

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  18. 41473detail
    Fourth edition of the text widely accepted as the most authoritative then available. Dyce (1798-1869) 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
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 41473

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