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SHAKESPEARE, William.

Dramatic Works.

Edited by A. J. Valpy, A.M.

London, Henry G. Bohn, 1842 Stock Code: 138156
£1,875.00
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A handsomely bound set of Shakespeare's works, edited by the classical scholar and printer A. J. Valpy (1787-1854). It features the same plates from the first Valpy edition, originally published between 1832 and 1834, which in turn reproduced John Boydell's plates from the Boydell edition, published between 1791 and 1805. John Boydell (1720-1804) was an 18th century British publisher noted for his reproductions of engravings.

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Description

15 volumes, octavo (167 x 101 mm). Contemporary red morocco, titles and decorations to spines fully gilt in compartments, raised bands, gilt central vase device enclosed by border to sides, gilt inner dentelles, blue endpapers, gilt edges.

Illustrations

With frontispieces, 170 engraved plates all after the Boydell edition, and title vignettes.

Condition

Spines lightly sunned, some foxing to plates, tips gently bumped, otherwise presenting nicely. A near-fine set.

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