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Auction: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
was auctioned on: 11 July 2019
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Shakespeare (William) [Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies], second folio edition, lacking portrait, title, preliminaries and 12ff. of text, [Thomas Cotes, for Iohn Smethwick...], [1632].

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Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000
ca. US$18,856 - US$25,141
Price realised:  n. a.
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[Shakespeare (William] [Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies], second folio edition, lacking all before B3 (including engraved portrait), B6, 3c6, 3d1 & 2, printed in double-column, woodcut decorations and initials, one or two old manuscript corrections, B3 misbound after B5, damp-stained at beginning and end causing fraying to lower outer corners with some loss to text of first three and final three leaves, first and final leaves laid down, a few ink stains or smudges, some other soiling and staining, a few small rust-spots/holes, tears to K3 and V4 but no loss, some other minor marginal defects, old ink signature of Wm.W.Wintle to front free endpaper, eighteenth century half speckled calf, spine gilt in compartments with red morocco label and six raised bands, rubbed, joints split, corners bumped, [Wing 22274], folio (c.310 x 215mm.), [Thomas Cotes, for Iohn Smethwick, William Aspley, Richard Hawkins Richard Meighen, and Robert Allot], [1632]. ⁂ In addition to the title, portrait and preliminaries the missing text leaves from this copy are all but one leaf of The Tempest, one leaf of Two Gentlemen of Verona (B6) and three leaves from Cymbeline (3c6, 3d1 & 2).

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Forum Auctions
Title: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
Date of the auction: 11 Jul 2019
Address: Forum Auctions
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SW8 4LP London
United Kingdom
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