Poems of William Shakespeare Dramatic Works 1839 full leather illustrated bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Dramatic Works and Poems of William Shakespeare, Samuel Weller Winger, F.S.A.
A Life of The Poet, Charles Symmons, D.D.
Published 1839, New York, Harper & Brothers.
521 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait and half title plus seven full page etchings by A. Dick, all protected by original tissue guards. Text in two columns, divided by rules.
Well preserved publishers full leather binding of the era, leather still supple, minor surface crackling in spots, some scuffing or small spots of surface loss, gilt remains bright, covers strongly attached as issued, square, tight copy. Uncommon thus.
Period full leather binding, slightly raised bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting red and black leather labels, gilt stamped board edges, marbled edges. 1847 owners name of Sarah W. Birdsey to ffep. Text block square and tight, moderate scattered age toning and spotting.
Volume one of a 2 vol. set, but contents of this vol, are complete unto itself. This vol. contains the life biography w/ his will.
Includes: Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Merry Wives of Windsor, Love's Labor Lost, Comedy of Errors, Much Ado about Nothing, As You Like It, King Richard, King Henry IV, and many more. Annotated Ed. with footnotes.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 9 1/4"H x 5 7/8"W.