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SHAKESPEARE, William.

Beautifully bound individual books and collected works of William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare is regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, and probably the best-known figure in all of world literature. His poetry was published first, while very few of his plays were published in his lifetime; they are first practicably obtainable from the four posthumous folio editions of his plays published in the seventeenth century. 

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  1. Comedies, Histories and Tragedies.
    Fourth folio, and the last of the 17th-century editions of Shakespeare's works, edited by John Heminge (d. 1630) and Henry Condell (d. 1627), the seven plays added by Philip Chetwin (d. 1680), publisher of the Third Folio. A reprint of the ill-fated Third Folio, this edition was issued by Henry Herringman in conjunction... Learn More
    £125,000

    Stock Code: 65578

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  2. Julius Caesar. A Tragedy
    An unusually good example of an early quarto edition, surviving examples of which are commonly found trimmed and in poor condition. There is no lifetime quarto of Julius Caesar, which was first published in the first folio in 1623, that text being the sole authority for the play. Unusually for a major Shakespeare play, the... Learn More
    £10,000

    Stock Code: 69998

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  3. The Plays.
    Third Johnson and Steevens edition and first Reed edition. The first Johnson and Steevens edition was published in 1773 and the second in 1778. This third edition was revised by Isaac Reed. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 52067

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  4. An Inquiry into the History, Authenticity, & Characteristics of the Shakspeare Portraits,
    First edition, published three years after James Boaden's work on the same subject. Wivell had risen from impoverished beginnings and an apprenticeship to a wigmaker and hairdresser, before reaching public notice as an artist with portraits of the Cato Street conspirators awaiting trial. This led to a commission to draw... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 84953

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  5. "Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, Tragedies and Poems."
    The six-volume edition of Shakespeare's works is dated 1858 at the end of the preface, the supplementary volume 1853 on its title-page. Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 27993

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  6. The Plays of Shakespeare
    Cassell's illustrated edition. A handsomely bound set of Shakespeare's plays. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 111878

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  7. The Dramatic Works.
    Mixed third and fourth edition of The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare edited by Singer, originally published in 1826. Handsomely bound. Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 100645

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  8. The Works.
    The Whitehall edition. A handsomely bound set of Shakespeare's plays. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 111871

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  9. The Works.
    Édition Aquarelle. Limited to 10 numbered copies. A variorum edition with the text taken from the Cambridge edition in its latest revised form (18913). Along with the 37 canonical plays this edition also includes The Two Noble Kinsmen, attributed to Shakespeare and John Fletcher, and Edward III, which was probably mostly... Learn More
    £4,750

    Stock Code: 48869

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  10. The Works.
    A handsomely bound set of mixed issues of the second edition of the Cambridge Shakespeare, edited by William Aldis Wright, whose edition first appeared in 1863-66. "[Wright] was solely responsible for the second edition (1891 Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 74448

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  11. The Comedy of Errors.
    Limited issue, one of 1,950 copies. Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 20429

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