2 [Shakespeare, William- Scarce 1791 Eight Volumes First Edition Thus] The Plays of William Shakespeare, Complete, in Eight Volumes. William Shakespeare.
2 [Shakespeare, William- Scarce 1791 Eight Volumes First Edition Thus] The Plays of William Shakespeare, Complete, in Eight Volumes
2 [Shakespeare, William- Scarce 1791 Eight Volumes First Edition Thus] The Plays of William Shakespeare, Complete, in Eight Volumes

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2 [Shakespeare, William- Scarce 1791 Eight Volumes First Edition Thus] The Plays of William Shakespeare, Complete, in Eight Volumes

London: Printed for Bellamy and Robarts, 1791.

First edition thus. 8vo. Eight Volumes, measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Bound uniformly in contemporary full blotched smooth calf, each with gilt decorated spines. A rare set with copious full-page steel engravings, two facing each other with every book. For instance, volume 1 has five books, and thus 10 full-page engravings. Generally extremely clean and fresh on the interior, with occasional thumbing and foxing (minor). The spines have worn probably from oxidation, but still in tact and show some of the original gilt. Some volumes have neat cutoff portions where a former order neatly culled an earlier ownership name, otherwise, a clean tight set. No copies found in the marketplace, but a substantially rich set.

Price: $1,500.00   Item #5090

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