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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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OSCAR WILDE’S OWN COPY OF SALOMÉ, SIGNED BY HIM

WILDE, Oscar. Salome. Drame en un Acte. Paris and London, 1893.

First deluxe edition of the controversial play, Salomé, Wilde's own copy from his personal library, number 10 of only 50 copies printed on Van Gelder handmade paper and numbered and signed by Oscar Wilde, in original purple paper wrappers. With a laid-in signed autograph letter of provenance from Caroline Morse, daughter of Colonel W.F. Morse, British talent agent Richard D’Oyly Carte’s representative in the U.S., and friend to Wilde. Also with two hand-stitched purple ribbon bookmarks, presumably Wilde’s own. $37,500.

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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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