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Doves Press--Shakespeare, William
THE TRAGICALL HISTORIE OF HAMLET PRINCE OF DENMARKE. HAMMERSMITH: THE DOVES PRESS, JUNE 1909
Estimate
7001,000
LOT SOLD. 2,125 GBP
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545
Doves Press--Shakespeare, William
THE TRAGICALL HISTORIE OF HAMLET PRINCE OF DENMARKE. HAMMERSMITH: THE DOVES PRESS, JUNE 1909
Estimate
7001,000
LOT SOLD. 2,125 GBP
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Doves Press--Shakespeare, William
THE TRAGICALL HISTORIE OF HAMLET PRINCE OF DENMARKE. HAMMERSMITH: THE DOVES PRESS, JUNE 1909
small 4to, ONE OF 265 COPIES, OF WHICH THIS IS ONE OF 250 ON PAPER, green initial on first page of text added by hand by Edward Johnston, printed in red and black throughout, publisher's pale blue boards with speckled vellum spine lettered in gilt, collector's cloth folding box, bumped
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Provenance

Arnold Schweitzer (his bookplate)

Literature

Ransom, Doves Press 17; Tidcombe DP17

Catalogue Note

Inscribed by the printer Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson, who in 1900 had established the Doves Press at Hammersmith in partnership with Emery Walker. Over the next seventeen years, they published numerous works of great literature unadorned with any illustration or decoration (aside from the occasional hand painted initial), "just the words printed with care on handmade paper", an approach which later  became "a visual model for the reform of typography in Britain, Europe, and America" (ODNB). This appears to be an unrecorded binding variant with spacing to spine lettering slightly wider (see next lot for comparison).

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