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SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDY - AS YOU LIKE IT
Written by William Shakespeare. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson.
Stock no. 1814792
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1909. Very good condition.

Lovely green cloth covers with gilt titles and decorations. 40 beautiful tissue guarded tipped in plates. 142 pages. 10 x 7.5". Boards covered with laminate which has cracked at spine edge. Light mottling to lower edge of front board. A few scattered foxspots.

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THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
Written by William Shakespeare. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson.
Stock no. 1814791
Published by William Heinemann. Circa 1910. 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"). Edges rubbed. Gilt still bright. Scattered foxing and browning to contents. All plates present.

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ENID BLYTON'S BOOK OF HER FAMOUS PLAY NODDY IN TOYLAND
Written by Enid Blyton.
Stock no. 1609764
Published by Sampson Low. 1st 1956. Very good condition.

Red cloth with gilt title to spine. gilt illustration of the toytown train on front and rear cover. Colour plates, some double page spreads. A play in three acts. 9.75 x 7.5 inches. Spine bumped. Front endpaper creased. Scattered foxing.

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Written by William Shakespeare. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1814697
Published by William Heinemann. 1st 1908. Almost very good condition.

Light brown cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front cover. 40 exquisite colour plates mounted on cream paper. Large format. Spine lightly browned, boards a little mucky. Front edge of spine split. Bookplate of Leslie S White to front pastedown. Foxing to prelims and endpapers. Light browning to contents. All plates present and in fine condition.

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THE TEMPEST
Written by William Shakespeare. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 2123618
Published by William Heinemann Ltd.; Doubleday, Page & Company. 1st 1926. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

When asked to name five Shakespeare plays he would like to illustrate, Rackham placed The Tempest at the top of the list second only to Midsummer Night's Dream. This preference is evident in the 20 glorious colour tipped-in plates contained in this book. Dark grey cloth, gilt titles and decoration to spine and front cover. 185 pages. Damp stains along cover edges. Inscriptions in ink to front endpaper. Some foxing and page browning. Wrapper is very browned to spine, with a few tears and has tape mark to top. Foxing also to wrapper, with edge-creasing; a few tears and chips, with a little loss.

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FAUST
Written by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe; Abraham Hayward. Illustrated by Willy Pogany.
Stock no. 2123615
Published by Hutchinson & Co.. Circa 1912. Good condition.

Large format. Red cloth, gilt title and border to spine and front cover. 30 tissue-guarded colour plates. Translated by Hayward. Covers are unevenly browned and marks. Bumping to corners. A bit of fraying to cloth at top of spine. Front endpaper is MISSING. Inscription in ink to front pastedown. Some foxing. All plates present.

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THE RING OF THE NIBLUNG
Written by Richard Wagner. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 2123614
Published by William Heinemann Ltd.. 1st thus 1939. Almost very good condition.

A Trilogy With A Prelude By Richard Wagner. 2 Volumes in 1: The Rhinegold and The Valkerie; Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods, originally published in 1910 and 1911. 48 dramatic colour plates and b/w decorations. Blue cloth, black titles. Green/white pictorial endpapers. Large format. Bumping to spine and cover edges. A few marks to covers. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and some pages internally. Plates are excellent, just a little page edge yellowing. All plates present.

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THE LAND OF THE CHRISTMAS STOCKING
Written by Mabel Buchanan. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2123559
Published by Latimer House Limited. 1st 1948. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

White cloth with blue title to spine. A Good Tale about Bad Little People. Based on the play by Henry G.D. Foord and Mabel Buchanan produced at the 'Duke of York's Theatre', London and 'Minerva Theatre', Sydney, Christmas 1946. B/w illustrations. Bumping to spine. A few grubby marks to covers. Old price in colour pencil to front endpaper. Light foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased and chipped, with a few small edge-tears; a few small chips of loss; some grubby marks.

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM
Written by William Shakespeare. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Stock no. 2123538
Published by Constable and Company Ltd.. 3rd issue 1919. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Cream cloth spine with green title, green paper boards. 12 exquisite tipped-in colour plates, mounted on captioned paper with borders. Lovely b/w illustrations (full-page and text). 185 pages. Top edge green. Bumping and wear to spine, corners and cover edges. Some uneven fading to covers. Some foxing throughout. All plates present. Wrapper is edge-creased and worn, with a little surface paper damage to rear panel.

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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.

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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.

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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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