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Auction: Selections from the Fox Pointe Manor Library
was auctioned on: 26 October 2016
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SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. COMEDIES, HISTORIES, AND TRAGEDIES. LONDON, 1685. FOURTH FOLIO EDITION

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Estimate: US$70,000 - US$100,000
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 267, Views: 74

Shakespeare, William COMEDIES, HISTORIES, AND TRAGEDIES. PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO THE TRUE ORIGINAL COPIES. UNTO WHICH IS ADDED, SEVEN PLAYS, NEVER BEFORE PRINTED IN FOLIO: VIZ. PERICLES PRINCE OF TYRE. THE LONDON PRODIGAL. THE HISTORY OF THOMAS LORD CROMWEL. SIR JOHN OLDCASTLE LORD COBHAM. THE PURITAN WIDOW. A YORKSHIRE TRAGEDY. THE TRAGEDY OF LOCRINE. THE FOURTH EDITION. LONDON: FOR H. HERRINGMAN, E. BREWSTER, AND R. BENTLEY, 1685 Folio (14 1/8 x 9 1/4 in.; 358 x 231 mm). Engraved frontispiece by Droesshout above Jonson's verses, printer's woodcut device (McKerrow 263) on title, woodcut initials, several signatures in the Histories corrected or supplied in manuscript as usual; frontispiece skillfully remargined without loss, the edges of the portrait perhaps imperceptibly retouched and a small rust-hole filled upper right, title and several other leaves skillfully remargined with occasional bits of the border-rules supplied in skillful facsimile, scattered natural paper faults here and there costing a few letters as usual. Red morocco gilt by Riviere, gilt dentelles, edges gilt extremities somewhat rubbed, inner hinges strarting.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: Selections from the Fox Pointe Manor Library
Date of the auction: 26 Oct 2016
Address: Sotheby's
New York