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Auction 118:

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Shakespeare,W.


 
The works in six volumes. 2. ed. 6 Bde. Oxford, Clarendon Press 1770-71. Gr.4°. Mit gest. Portr. u. 38 Kupfertaf. von Gravelot nach Hayman. Ldrbde. d. Zt. mit Rsch. (Gelenke meist gebrochen, Rckn. des 1. Bandes gebrochen, Kap. mit Fehlstellen, Ecken tls läd., etw. fleckig u. best.).  
 
This was Sir Thomas Hanmer`s second edition and a reprint of his 1744-46 edition, which had sold out in only 3 years. It is based on Pope`s edition and includes his introduction, as well as the renowned foreword on Shakespeare`s life by Rowe, the first editor of Shakespeare`s works. It is best known for its illustrations which were designed under strict supervision of the editor. - With frontispiece and 38 engraved plates by F. Gravelot after Hayman. - Innengelenke tls. brüchig, etw. gelockert, tls. lose. Einige Blattränder angestaubt u. etw. randrissig. Breitrandiges, nur leicht stockfl. Ex. Sehr selten. - Contemporary calf. Joints mostly broken, two backs partly broken, missing pieces at head and tails, rubbed and buped. Some marginal small tears and a little foxing of the leaves.
 
Shakespeare,W. | Bild Nr.1

Shakespeare,W. | Bild Nr.1

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