SHAKESPEARE (William).

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SHAKESPEARE (William).

The Dramatic Works. Revised by George STEEVENS.
London, Printed by W. Bulmer and Co, for John and Josiah Boydell, George and W.
Nicol, 1802. 9 volumes in-folio, long-grained garnet morocco, double framed with gilt and blind serrated fillets and scrolls, spine gilt, edges gilt (English binding of the period).
A frontispiece, two portraits of the author (one in bust form and the other allegorical) and 96 other copper-engraved plates after the main artists of the time.
Some spotting and dull corners, a few rubbed boards, occasional heavy foxing and spotting, one leaf partially torn without missing in volume II, one double leaf detached at the beginning of volume IX, but
A BEAUTIFUL EDITION IN EARLY ADJUSTED LEATHER OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EDITION OF SHAKESPEARE'S WORKS. "A truly monumental labor of devotion, all aspects of this edition are impressive." (Whitmore).
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