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Auction: Printed Books, Maps & Documents
was auctioned on: 15 June 2016
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Printed Books, Maps & Documents

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
ca. US$2,843 - US$4,265
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 349, Views: 17

The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare. Revised by George Steevens, 18 original parts of text, plus separate volume containing a complete set of the 99 engravings (loose), printed by W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Printing-Office, for John and Josiah Boydell and George Nicol; from the types of W. Martin, 1791-1802, half-title to each play, occasional spotting, untrimmed, original plain turquoise blue boards, with original printed label to upper cover of each volume, rubbed and some wear to spines, with occasional loss, folio, together with a complete set of 99 fine copper engraved plates after William Hamilton Robert Smirke Thomas Stothard Francis Wheatley Henry Fuseli Joshua Reynolds Julius Caesar Ibbetson, Richard Westall and others, engraved by James Heath Luigi Schiavonetti James Parker Bartolozzi, Neagle, and others, as issued to accompany the work, all loose, together with the title pages for all 9 volumes, and the preliminary leaves, and instructions for the binder leaf, contained in original calf-backed boards, worn, folio (sheet size 465 x 370mm) ESTC T202170. Fine edition of Shakespeare printed by Bulmer for Boydell, with a separate volume of engraved illustrations commissioned by Boydell from the best artists of the day. 'When the first prints came out in 1792 they were not well received; but the letterpress text composed by William Bulmer from the Roman and Italic types of William Martin (who may at one time have worked for Baskerville), is a most distinguished piece of printing'. (See online description for the copy held by the Royal Academy, London). (19)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Title: Printed Books, Maps & Documents
Date of the auction: 15 Jun 2016
Address: Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
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