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PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE NORTH GERMAN COLLECTION

Shakespeare, William
THE DRAMATIC WORKS...REVISED BY GEORGE STEEVENS. W. BULMER AND CO. FOR JOHN AND JOSIAH BOYDELL, 1802
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 3,250 GBP
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PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE NORTH GERMAN COLLECTION

Shakespeare, William
THE DRAMATIC WORKS...REVISED BY GEORGE STEEVENS. W. BULMER AND CO. FOR JOHN AND JOSIAH BOYDELL, 1802
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 3,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Shakespeare, William
THE DRAMATIC WORKS...REVISED BY GEORGE STEEVENS. W. BULMER AND CO. FOR JOHN AND JOSIAH BOYDELL, 1802
18 parts in 9 volumes, folio (414 x 302mm), with the prefaces by Pope and Johnson, 96 COPPERPLATES (including frontispieces in each volume and engraved plates throughout), contemporary horizontally-grained dark blue morocco ornately gilt, covers with outer fillets enclosing border of pictorial ovals (masks, musical instruments, swords, scales, crowns, quills, scrolls) enclosing inner panel with corner- and side-pieces of fleurons and leafy scrolls, chocolate endpapers, all edges gilt, extremities and edges of bindings sometimes worn and rubbed, some previous repairs to joints, upper cover of volume 8 nearly detached, other joints slightly split, some covers scuffed, some gatherings slightly loose, some offsetting and foxing to plates and text, occasional damp-staining
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Literature

Jaggard p.508

Catalogue Note

This edition contains Boydell's fine series of one hundred large copperplates from paintings by Reynolds,  Smirke, Northcote, Porter, Stothard, Hamilton, Bunbury, Opie and Westall. The plates were issued serially from 1791 onwards. George Steevens, the "Puck" of Shakespeare commentators and scholars, was responsible for editing the text and correction of the press, although the edition was not published until 1802, two years after his death.

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