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SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM, 1564-1616. - The Library Shakspeare Illustrated By Sir John Gilbert, George Cruikshank, and R. Dudley. 3 Volumes

Mackenzie-Gilbert-Dudley. Ill.: Cruikshank. London : William Mackenzie, [1873-1875]. Half-title: The illustrated library Shakspeare. Title in red and black within red border. Text in double columns. v. 1. Comedies -- v. 2. Tragedies -- v. 3. Historical plays, &c. Three sm. folio volumes. [vi], 396; [iv], 406; [iv], 476 pp. with beautiful mounted chromolithographed colour plates, a pictorial title page in duotone for each play, and numerous engravings in the text. In full red calf, richly gilt decorated front and rear boards, gilt inner dentelles, gilt edges all around, with new spines tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments with five raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpaper. Inner hinges and rear of first plate re-inforced necessary due to weight of the volumes. Reverse of first plates with some foxing. Corners sl. bumped/worn. Ask for photographs. Suppl.: Notes, critical and explanatory, by Samuel Neil [ Gilbert, John 1817-1897 ; Cruikshank, George 1792-1878 ; Dudley, Robert ; Neil, Samuel 1825-1901 ].
GBP 450.00 [Appr.: EURO 614.5 US$ 693.11 | JP¥ 83513] Book number WO0055

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