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SHAKESPEARE, William.

The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Availability: In stock

Published: [London] Printed by the Ballantyne Press for Hacon & Ricketts, 1902

Stock Code: 122101

£200
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First and limited edition, first impression, one of 310 copies printed on paper. This scarce edition is decorated with wood engravings by Charles Ricketts (1866-1931), 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 The Sphinx (1895). This copy contains the Heinrich Vogeler-designed bookplate of Alfred Heymel (1878-1914), found on the front pastedown. Heymel was a German author and publisher.

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Description

Quarto. Original green cloth, title to spine in gilt, concentric framing blind-stamped to boards, leaves uncut.

Illustrations

Decorative first page of play, 4 decorative motifs to text.

Condition

Slight rubbing to extremities, light creasing to spine ends, a bit of cockling to boards. An excellent copy.

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