William Shakespeare Dramatic Plays & Poems 1835 lovely leather 2 v. American setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Dramatic Works and Poems of William Shakespeare with Notes, Original and Selected and Introductory Remarks to Each Play by Samuel Weller Singer, and A Life of the Poet by Charles Symmons.
Published 1835, New York by George Dearborn.
2 volumes. 525, 596 pages, numerous engravings. Text in English.
A very nice set of American gift bindings.
Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, smooth spine, slightly raised bands, gilt compartment decorations, all edges & turn ins gilt.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Bindings age worn but still appealing, leather and joints scuffed and rubbed with small flake spots, but still supple, some age darkening of spines, set remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, moderate spotting, internally set remains mostly tight and sound. A set which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 10 1/4" H x 6 1/4" W.