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SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDY OF THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
Written by William Shakespeare. Illustrated by Walter Crane.
Stock no. 1507573
Published by George Allen. 1st 1894. Almost very good condition.

Presented In Eight Pen Designs by Walter Crane. Signed Limited Edition of 650 copies, 600 of which are for sale. Engraved and printed by Duncan C. Dallas. Very large format. 14.75 x 11.5" approx. Green cloth with gilt titles and vignettes. Plates are mounted on thick card with paper guards. No text. Copy no: 10. Spine and corners bumped with wear. Some foxing and a few small marks to covers. Front joint cracked, rear joint starting to crack. Light corner crease to both endpapers, title page and signature page. Some foxing and browning to contents. Foxing to first plate and just a couple of fox spots to second plate.
Located at: Rose's Books, Hay-on-Wye

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Written by William Shakespeare. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1814113
Published by The Limited Editions Club. 1st thus 1939. Fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

One volume of 'The Plays of William Shakespeare in thirty-seven volumes'. First title page after half-title: 'The Comedies Histories & Tragedies of William Shakespeare'. Large format. Illustrated with 6 beautiful watercolour illustrations by Rackham. Cloth backed decorative boards. 74pp uncut. Top edge gilt. 13" x 9". Limited to 1950 numbered copies. This is copy 1187 of 1950. Boards beautifully clean and bright due to the presence of the glassine dustwrapper which is edge worn, creased and worn to spine with loss. All plates present, some pages still uncut.
Located at: Stella Books, Tintern

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THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
Written by William Shakespeare. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson.
Stock no. 1316706
Published by William Heinemann. 1st 1910. Almost very good condition.

Dark blue cloth, gilt vignette and title to front cover, gilt title to spine. Top edge blue. 40 very pretty colour plates. 170 pages. Large, heavy format (10.5 x 8"). Spine and corners are bumped and worn. There are some marks to the covers and some foxing to the spine. Joints cracked. Endpapers lightly browned/foxed. Some page browning and foxing to the contents. Plates all present and in excellent condition, 1 just has a very small white mark to the lower edge (printing error?).
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SHAKESPEARE'S TRAGEDY OF HAMLET
Written by William Shakespeare. Illustrated by W.G. Simmonds.
Stock no. 1316703
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. Almost very good condition.

Large, heavy format. Grey cloth, red title to front and gilt title to spine. 24 tipped-in colour plates. 164 numbered pages. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Name plate to front pastedown. Joints are cracked but still holding tight. Some light foxing to contents. A nice copy of an early reprint.
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JENNINGS ABOUNDING
Written by Anthony Buckeridge.
Stock no. 1316646
Published by Samuel French. 1st 1980. Very good condition.

Card wraps. A comedy with music. Book and lyrics by Anthony Buckeridge. Music by Hector Cortes and William Gomez. Additional music and arrangement by Nigel Carver. 69 pages. ISBN: 0573050481. Contents almost detached from front covers. Top of spine has heavy bump (looks like book has been dropped, affects covers and text. There is a barcode sticker stuck to rear cover.
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JENNINGS BREAKS THE RECORD
Written by Anthony Buckeridge. Illustrated by Val Biro.
Stock no. 1316639
Published by David Schutte. 1st 2000. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Seven More Plays for Radio. Pictorial card wraps. Will a broken back brake block break Jennings' journey? ISBN: 0952148234. Lower corner tips of covers and contents lightly creased. Another set of card wrap covers act as a dustwrapper protecting the book.
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HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD (PARTS ONE AND TWO)
Written by J.K. Rowling; John Tiffany; Jack Thorne.
Stock no. 1609138
Published by Little, Brown. c. 2016. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Special Rehearsal Edition Script. Based on an Original Story By Rowling. A New Play by Jack Thorne. ISBN: 9780751565355. Third printing.
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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Written by William Shakespeare. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Stock no. 1406744
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2001. Very good condition.

Green pictorial cloth with gilt titles. Top edge green. Green endpapers. 12 beautiful colour plates plus b/w illustrations. A little bumping to spine and corners. Spine is faded and has a brown mark. Erasure mark to half title page. Contents are excellent. Contained in a slipcase that has a slight bump to one side and has a few marks.
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THE RING OF THE NIBLUNG: THE RHINEGOLD AND THE VALKYRIE
Written by Richard Wagner. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1813859
Published by William Heinemann Ltd.. 1st thus 1976. Fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Green cloth, gilt title to spine and decoration to front cover. A reissue of the title originally published in 1910, with Rackham's beautiful illustrations. ISBN: 0434619817. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-rubbed, slightly faded to spine and slightly creased to rear panel.
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THE RHINEGOLD & THE VALKYRIE
Written by Richard Wagner; Margaret Armour. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1316417
Published by William Heinemann. 1st 1910. Very good condition.

Trade edition. Brown cloth. Gilt titles and decorations to spine and front cover. Cream and orange pictorial endpapers. Part of the trilogy of 'The Ring of the Niblung'. With a prelude by Richard Wagner. Translated into English by Margaret Armour. 34 beautiful tipped-in colour plates, covered with captioned tissue-guards. Text in a play format. Spine and corners bumped. Some fading to spine and light rubbing to lower corner of rear cover. Heavy foxing and page browning affecting tissue-guards and text pages but not actual plates which are fine.
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SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDY OF THE TEMPEST
Written by William Shakespeare. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Stock no. 1316416
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1919. Very good condition.

Large format. Blue cloth, gilt titles with gilt vignette. 40 tissue-guarded tipped in colour plates. xxiv and 143 pages. Spine bumped at top and tail with very slight wear, corners very slightly rubbed. Spine very slightly browned. Name plate to front pastedown. All plates present and in fine condition. Foxing otherwise contents clean. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
Located at: Rose's Books, Hay-on-Wye

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SAINT GEORGE AND THE DRAGON
Written by Peter C. Jackson; Juliana Horatia Ewing; Ronald Smedley.
Stock no. 1506858
Published by Pollock's Toy Theatres Ltd.. 1972. Almost very good condition.

Designed and adapted by Jackson from the original toy theatre play of 1847 together with another version by Ewing and an introduction by Smedley. 10 x 7.75". Pictorial card wraps. Colour illustrations. A model theatre to cut out and make. Top of spine split with tear causing flap. Wear to base of spine and corners. Covers lightly browned with a few small marks. Small amount of erased writing to top of title page. Model unused, pages browned to verso.
Located at: Rose's Books, Hay-on-Wye

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