William Shakespeare Works 1880's gorgeous book lovely decorative bindingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare with Copious Glossarial Notes and a Biographical Notice, by Robert Inglis.
Published c. 1880-90's, Edinburgh & London by Gall & Inglis.
944 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis & half title. Illustrated with 4 engraved plates.
Publisher's decorative cloth binding, gilt title lettering, embossed cover & spine decorations, decorative leather cover label.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, light signs of handling but nothing offensive or severe, remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is well heavily uniformly age toned, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still remarkably bright, clean and attractive on the shelf, much nicer than typical for similar books of this era. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this wonderful book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books and ephemera of all types. Flaws seen and described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 7 1/2" H x 5" W.