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“WAS EVER QUEEN LIKE CLEOPATRA CURST?”

SHAKESPEARE. King Lear. Othello. Anthony and Cleopatra. London, 1664.

The complete text of three of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies, King Lear, Othello, and Antony and Cleopatra, from the rare and important Third Folio, on 43 original leaves (seven leaves supplied from another copy of the same edition). Splendidly bound in elaborately gilt-decorated period-style morocco. $40,000.

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“UNEASY LIES THE HEAD THAT WEARS A CROWN”

SHAKESPEARE. Richard II; Henry IV, Parts I & II; Henry V; Henry VI, Parts I, II & III. London, 1664.

Ninety original leaves from the rare and important Third Folio, containing the complete text of seven of Shakespeare's historical dramas: Richard II, Parts 1 and 2 of Henry IV, Henry V, and the three parts of Henry VI (with five leaves supplied from another copy of the same edition). Splendidly bound in elaborately gilt-decorated period-style morocco. $35,000.

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MONUMENTAL 1802 BOYDELL ILLUSTRATED SHAKESPEARE

SHAKESPEARE, William. Dramatic Works of Shakespeare. London, 1802. Nine volumes.

The monumental 1802 Boydell-Steevens edition of Shakespeare's Works, complete with two engraved frontispieces and the full complement of 94 fine full-page copper engravings after paintings by the leading English artists of the time. Edited by Boydell and revised by renowned 18th-century Shakespearean scholar George Steevens. Sumptuously bound in full contemporary morocco-gilt. $21,000.

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“IF WE SHADOWS HAVE OFFENDED”

SHAKESPEARE. A Midsummer Night's Dream. London, 1664.

Nine original leaves from the rare and important Third Folio, containing the complete text of Shakespeare's festive, fantasy-filled comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Splendidly bound in elaborately gilt-decorated period-style morocco. $19,500.

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“FOR NEVER WAS A STORY OF MORE WOE THAN THIS OF JULIET AND HER ROMEO”

SHAKESPEARE. The Tragedie of Romeo and Juliet. London, 1664.

The complete text of Shakespeare's first tragedy and one of his greatest plays, Romeo and Juliet, from the rare and important Third Folio, on 13 original leaves. Splendidly bound in elaborately gilt-decorated period-style morocco. $18,500.

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“IF YOU PRICK US, DO WE NOT BLEED?”

SHAKESPEARE. The Merchant of Venice. London, 1664.

Eleven original leaves from the rare and important Third Folio, containing the complete text of Shakespeare's landmark comedy, The Merchant of Venice. Splendidly bound in elaborately gilt-decorated period-style morocco. $16,000.

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“WHOEVER LOV'D, THAT LOV'D NOT AT FIRST SIGHT?”

SHAKESPEARE. As You Like It; The Taming of the Shrew; All's Well That Ends Well. London, 1664.

Thirty-five original leaves from the rare and important Second Folio, containing the complete text of three of Shakespeare's greatest comedies: As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, and All's Well that Ends Well (three leaves supplied from another copy of the same edition). Splendidly bound in elaborately gilt-decorated period-style morocco. $15,000.

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“BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH”

SHAKESPEARE. The Tragedie of Julius Caesar. London, 1664.

The complete text of Shakespeare's great historical tragedy, Julius Caesar, from the rare and important Third Folio, on 11 original leaves (one leaf supplied from another copy of this edition). Splendidly bound in elaborately gilt-decorated period-style morocco. $14,500.

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“NOW IS THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT”

SHAKESPEARE. The Tragedy of Richard the Third. London, 1664.

Sixteen original leaves from the rare and important Third Folio, containing the complete text of Shakespeare's historical drama, Richard III (with two leaves supplied from another copy of the same edition). Splendidly bound in elaborately gilt-decorated period-style morocco. $13,500.

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“SO, FROM OLD SHAKESPEAR’S HONOUR’D DUST, THIS DAY, SPRINGS UP AND BUDS A NEW REVIVING PLAY”

(SHAKESPEARE) [DRYDEN, John, and D'AVENANT, William]. The Tempest, or the Enchanted Island. London, 1676.

Third edition of D’Avenant and Dryden’s Restoration adaptation of The Tempest, the Bard’s bewitching tale of shipwreck and sorcery. The Foyle copy. $12,000.

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“SHAKESPEARE’S POWER IS SACRED AS A KING’S”:1690 QUARTO RESTORATION VERSION OF THE TEMPEST

(SHAKESPEARE) [DRYDEN, John and DAVENANT, William]. The Tempest; or the Enchanted Island. London, 1690.

Fifth edition of the Restoration version of The Tempest by William Davenant and John Dryden, handsomely bound in full morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. $9500.

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"HOW BEAUTEOUS MANKIND IS! O BRAVE NEW WORLD, THAT HAS SUCH PEOPLE IN'T!"

SHAKESPEARE. The Tempest. WITH: The Two Gentlemen of Verona. London, 1664.

The complete text of Shakespeare's last play, The Tempest, and of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, from the rare and important Third Folio, on 19 original leaves. Handsomely bound. $6200.

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RACKHAM’S MIDSUMMER-NIGHT’S DREAM

(RACKHAM, Arthur) SHAKESPEARE, William. A Midsummer-Night's Dream. London and New York, 1908.

Signed limited first edition, number 839 of 1000 copies signed by Arthur Rackham, one of his most desirable and most profusely illustrated works, with 40 full-page mounted color plates and numerous pen-and-ink line cuts. $4800.

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FINE PHOTO-FACSIMILE OF THE 1632 SECOND FOLIO OF SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS, WITH AN ACTUAL LEAF OF THE TEMPEST FROM THAT EDITION BOUND IN

SHAKESPEARE, William. Facsimile: Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. London, 1909.

Beautiful photo-facsimile of the 1632 Second Folio edition of Shakespeare's plays—with an actual leaf from the Second Folio, pages 17-18 of "The Tempest," bound in appropriately. An impressive folio volume handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by Asprey. $4500.

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“TWO GOODLY SONS… THE ONE SO LIKE THE OTHER AS COULD NOT BE DISTINGUISHED BUT BY NAMES”

SHAKESPEARE. The Comedie of Errors. London, 1664.

Eight original leaves from the Third Folio, containing The Comedie of Errors, Shakespeare's early farce of identical twins and mistaken identity, handsomely bound. $4250.

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EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED ALDINE EDITION OF SHAKESPEARE'S POEMS, EXQUISITELY BOUND

SHAKESPEARE, William. The Poetical Works. New York and London, 1892.

Later Aldine edition of the Bard's poems, with portrait of the poet and extra-illustrated with five window-mounted engravings, two hand-colored, splendidly bound in full morocco-gilt with multi-colored morocco inlays in floral designs. $3800.

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"I CANNOT BUT BE GRATIFIED, AT PERCEIVING THAT NO PERSON APPEARS TO HAVE DETECTED ANY INDECENT EXPRESSION IN THESE VOLUMES"

SHAKESPEARE, William. Family Shakespeare. London, 1825. Ten volumes.

Fourth edition of Thomas Bowdler's Family Shakespeare, famously edited to make the plays more appropriate for children, beautifully bound. $3200.

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"THE DECEIT OF FLATTERING FRIENDS, AND THE INSTABILITY OF PRINCES' FAVORS"

(SHAKESPEARE SOURCE) CAVENDISH, George. The Negotiations of Thomas Woolsey. London, 1641.

First edition of Cavendish’s biography of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, a likely source for Shakespeare’s Henry VIII. Handsomely bound in full morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. $2800.

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"EXERTS FASCINATION AS A PORTRAIT OF MAN UNMOORED"

SHAKESPEARE. Pericles, Prince of Tyre. London, 1664. Ten original leaves from the Third Folio, containing Pericles, which was not included in the First or Second Folio editions (one leaf supplied from another copy of the same edition), handsomely bound. $1800.

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