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SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. A COLLECTION OF PRINTS, FROM...THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF SHAKSPEARE, 1803 [1805] (1 VOL.)

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Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
ca. US$1,248 - US$1,872
Price realised:  £4,000
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Shakespeare, William A COLLECTION OF PRINTS, FROM PICTURES PAINTED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ILLUSTRATING THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF SHAKSPEARE, BY THE ARTISTS OF GREAT-BRITAIN. JOHN AND JOSIAH BOYDELL 1803 [-1805] 2 volumes in one, large folio, portrait frontispieces in each volume, engraved vignettes on title pages, and 95 engraved plates (39 in volume one and 49 in volume 2; the 7 As You Like It "Seven Ages" plates bound at end), contemporary diced calf, with marbled paper panel on both boards, Greek border tooled in blind, spine gilt in compartments, binding worn, occasional slight marginal worming, lacking one plate (Vol. 2, No. 48: "Shakspeare Nursed by Tragedy and Comedy"), some tissue guards torn

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations
Date of the auction: 13 Dec 2016
Address: Sotheby's
London