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[SHAKESPEARE, W.]. Bell’s Edition Of The Plays Of Shakspere. [The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere, With the Notes of all the various Commentators; Printed complete from the best Editions of Sam. Johnson and Geo. Steevens]. Vol. 1-20.

London, [Printed for] John Bell, [1786]-1788. 20 Vols. With 20 ident. engr. titles (dated 1786 in the plate) by F. Bartolozzi & C. Grignion after E.F. Burney, engr. dedication, 12 engr. portraits (by i.a. Anker Smith), 84 engr. plates (of which 1 folding) by i.a. F. Bartolozzi, 1 wood-engr. plate & a few text-ills. (i.a. musical scores). 8vo, contemp. unif. dec. gilt tree-calf, gilt spine with 3 contrasting mor. letterpieces. (20x)

¶ Lowndes VIII, 2262. Brunet V, 339. Cf. Sander 1838. Complete set consisting of 2 introductory vols. (“Prolegomena to the Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere”) & 18 vols. comprising 36 plays, all illustrated with 18th-cent. engravings by i.a. Francesco Bartolozzi, Jean Marie Delattre, Charles Grignion, John Hall, Anker Smith & John Thornthwaite. ¶ Ex bibliotheca Mr. Dr. H.E. Toe Laer (with his book-plate mounted on upper paste-downs). – With small defects to the bindings (top of spines occ. sl. dam./ chipped, a few upper joints sl. splitting, several corners rubbed/ worn). Most vols. more or less marg. waterstained (throughout), but nevertheless an attractively bound set (printed with wide margins).

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€ 550,00

Hamerprijs: € 550

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