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38 Volumes. Hardbacks, small approx 6.5 x 4 inches. Quarter bound with red leather to spines and corners, and marbled paper boards, marbled endpapers and page edges. Gilt line details to boards with blind embossed decorations. Gilt lettering and decorations to spines. In very good conditions. Shelf and age-wear to covers; spines and boards darkened and rubbed, corners bumped and rubbed, some chips and minor tears to paper on boards and edges. Previous owners labels to endpapers “J. Gotterson, Houghton 1817.” With later inscription “Cecil Taylor, 1907.” With moderate darkening and foxing to plates, some mild foxing and handling marks to pages throughout. A couple of prominent and slightly pulled gatherings and page sections, else overall a very clean and tight set. 38 vols. Grangerized with many extra plates. Illustrated with 74 original B&W engraved plates, and 97 extra engravings.
Title: The Plays of William Shakespeare, Complete In 38 Volumes. Bell’s Edition. Grangerized with many extra plates.
Publisher: London, John Bell, 1786 - 1809:
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Seller ID: 83453
Keywords: SHAKESPEARE SHAKESPEARE, William; JOHNSON, Samuel; STEEVENS, George; The Plays of William Shakespeare In nine Volumes, bell’s edition, 1786, calf leather, fine binding, Illustrated, 36 B&W engraved plates, small set, complete plays