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THE SONGS AND SONNETS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Written by William Shakespeare. Illustrated by Charles Robinson.
Stock no. 2132697
Published by David McKay. Circa 1915. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
Large format. Red cloth with gilt title to spine, blind title and decoration to front cover. 12 tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue-guards. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. A little uneven fading to covers and edges. Small name in ink to front endpaper. Light corner crease to colour plate (p.16). A few marks to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with tears and chips; faded to spine; has been repaired; some loss.
Prince Charming Colour Books for Children series. Grey-green cloth covers with black titles to front and spine. 30 colour plates. 472 pages. Pictorial endpapers. Spine slightly bumped, foxed and rubbed. Small brown spot to top edge of front cover. Foxing to contents otherwise clean.
Compiled and introduced by Katherine Duncan-Jones. Large format. Mauve cloth spine with gilt title, pictorial paper boards. Cream endpapers depicting street maps. Colour & b/w illustrations. Slip case is better than very good, with a few light marks.
Large format. Blue cloth, gilt titles with gilt vignette. 40 tissue-guarded tipped in colour plates. xxiv and 143 pages. Unfortunately the spine, rear cover and lower spine corner of front cover have been 'touched up' with some kind of blue ink (no idea why - sorry). There is a light damp stain to the edge of the front cover. One plate has a couple of tiny edge chips and another has a tiny piece of surface paper rubbing. There is some foxing to the contents. If it wasn't for the 'touching up' of the covers this would be a very good copy.
SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDY OF THE TEMPEST
Written by William Shakespeare. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Stock no. 2131379
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1908. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
40 tipped in colour plates, tissue guarded. Green cloth, gilt titles and decoration to front cover and spine. 143 pages. 11 x 8.5". Spine is faded. Corners are nice and sharp. All plates are present and fine. Foxing throughout book, but still very good! Contained in original (rare) wrapper with pictorial onlay to front panel. Edge-creasing to wrapper, with a few tears and chips, but minimal loss.
Blue pictorial mottled cloth, gilt titles. 6 colour plates and 70 half-tone illustrations by Paget. Spine and cover edges are browned; Small nick/chip to top of spine. Page edge browning. Light foxing.
Prince Charming Colour Books for Children series. Cloth covers with black titles to front and spine. Pictorial colour onlay to front cover. 48 colour plates (which includes the endpapers) to contents. 472 pages. Spine and corners are worn with some fraying of cloth. Some scratching to pictorial onlay on front cover. Inscription in ink to verso of front free-endpaper. Foxing (mainly to textblock) and some grubby fingermarks to contents.
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. The text of the First Folio, with Quarto insertions Edited and amended where obscure by Herbert Farjeon. Limited to 1950 copies. Foxing to spine. Bumping and wear, with a little chipping to corners. Foxing to outer page edges.
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. Illustrations are from hand-coloured drawings by Rutherston. Limited to 1950 copies. This is Copy No. 759. Spotting and damp mark to spine. Browning and foxing to outer page edges. Some page edges are uncut.
Red cloth with gilt titles and vignettes. This book has 'Orkney House Easter 1902' in gilt to front cover. 16 b/w plates. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Fading to spine. Small chips/splits to top and tail of spine. Bookplate (Orkney House) to front pastedown. Browning and foxing to some pages. Pages 137-156 are wrinkled/creased with some edge-tears. Page wrinkling also to pages further on in book; margin marks and browning.
STORIES FROM SHAKESPEARE
Written by Geraldine McCaughrean. Illustrated by Antony Maitland.
Stock no. 2129786
Published by Orion Children's Books. 1st 1994. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Introducing Shakespeare. Ten plays retold. ISBN: 1858810795. Wrapper is faded to spine.
TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE
Written by Charles Lamb; Mary Lamb; William Shakespeare. Illustrated by Charles Folkard.
Stock no. 2129162
Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.; E.P. Dutton & Co. Inc.. 1941. Very good condition.
Tales for children from many lands series. Dark yellow cloth with red titles and borders, pictorial onlay to front cover. 8 colour plates. 127 pages. Reissue at a cheaper price. Spine is bumped and faded. Bumping also along top edges of covers. Top piece of front endpaper has been cut out. Foxing to outer page edges and a few page margins. All plates present.