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TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE., Lamb, Charles and Lamb, Mary.  (William Shakespeare.)
1 Lamb, Charles and Lamb, Mary. (William Shakespeare.) TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
436 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. "The following Tales are meant to be submitted to the young reader as an introduction to the study of Shakespeare, for which purpose his words are used whenever it seemed possible to bring them in; and in whatever has been added to give them the regular form of a connected story, diligent care has been taken to select such words as might least interrupt the effect of the beautiful English tongue in which he wrote; therefore, the words introduced into our language since his time have been as far as possible avoided." From the Preface. Contents: The Tempest; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Winter's Tale; Much Ado About Nothing; As You Like It; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; The Merchant of Vencie; Cymbeline; King Lear; Macbeth; All's Well That Ends Well; TheTaming of the Shrew; The Comedy of Errors; Measure for Measure; Twelfth Night, or, What You Will; Timon of Athens; Romeo and Juliet; Hamlet, Prince of Denmark; Othelo; Pericles, Prince of Tyre. Very light edge and corner wear, some light waviness at top corner of pages, one very small and one tiny light liquid mark at top of fore-edge of text block. Slipcase has light edge wear - moderate at corners, three small light scuff lines on one side panel, small split at one top fore-edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PERICLES & ASPASIA.  2 VOLUME SET IN DECORATIVE BINDINGS - WITH ILLUSTRATIONS IN TWO STATES., Landor, Walter Savage.  Edited by C.G. Crump.
2 Landor, Walter Savage. Edited by C.G. Crump. PERICLES & ASPASIA. 2 VOLUME SET IN DECORATIVE BINDINGS - WITH ILLUSTRATIONS IN TWO STATES.
London J.M. Dent 1890 Limited Edition. Three-Quarter Leather Very Good Herbert Railton, et al. 
215 pp, 242 pp - 2 volume set. B&w illustrations. "This Edition is limited to Five Hundred copies for England, and Five Hundred Copies for America (acquired by Messrs. Macmillan and Co.)." 6 1/2" H, medium brown leather spines and corners (spines with 5 raised bands and gilt lettering), cream vellum boards with gilt banding, all edges gilt, red ribbon bookmarks (no longer attached, but present). Red endpapers, with each front pastedown bearing the book plate of Herbert Henry Raphael (later Sir Henry), Liberal politician, town planner and trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. Each book has three illustrations, including a frontispiece by Herbert Railton - in this set, each illustration is present in two states - one on coated art paper and one on laid paper, each with a tissue-guard. Landor presents fictionalized correspondence between the 5th century B.C. Greek general, Pericles and his lover, Aspasia and with other prominent figures of the time (the majority of the letters are between Aspasia and Cleone, an Athenian statesman). Very light toning to some pages, most tissue guards have light foxing and also on the laid paper illustrations, light to moderate corner wear on boards, light rubbing to leather edges and spine bands, volume 2 has one small corner bump, volume 1 has a very small dent on the gilt fore-edge of the text block, vellum has very light rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 


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