30
30
Shakespeare, William--Gielgud, John.
THE SONNETS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. PHILIP LEE WARNER FOR THE MEDICI SOCIETY, 1913
Estimate
2,5003,000
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30
Shakespeare, William--Gielgud, John.
THE SONNETS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. PHILIP LEE WARNER FOR THE MEDICI SOCIETY, 1913
Estimate
2,5003,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Shakespeare, William--Gielgud, John.
THE SONNETS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. PHILIP LEE WARNER FOR THE MEDICI SOCIETY, 1913

4to, number 3 of 12 copies on vellum, inscribed to John Gielgud "...in appreciation of his genius + charm as Richard of Bordeau..." [sic], original limp vellum, silk ties, top edge gilt, collector's full purple morocco folding box, very slightly cockled


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Provenance

John Gielgud (presentation inscription)

Literature

Ransom (Riccardi Third Series 6)

Catalogue Note

a remarkable association copy from the library of one of the greatest ever shakespearean verse-speakers, john gielgud.

The inscription is from Gwendolyn Jefferson, described by Jonathan Croall in his biography of Gielgud as his "ardent fan".

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