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Richard II; Henry IV, Parts I & II; Henry V; Henry VI, Parts I, II & III

“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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Works

FIRST EDITIONS OF THE WORKS OF STERNE,WITH FULL FIRST EDITION TRISTRAM SHANDY THRICE SIGNED,UNIFORMLY AND BEAUTIFULLY BOUND BY RIVIERE

STERNE, Laurence. Works. London, 1760-1775. Twenty-one volumes in all. First editions of the principal works and letters of Sterne, with three volumes of Tristram Shandy signed by Sterne as is called for in first edition copies. Beautifully bound in full mottled calf gilt by Riviere and Son. A splendid first edition collection. $28,000.

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Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

"THAT DIALOGUE OF MIND, HEART AND VOICE"

BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. London, 1791. Two volumes.

First edition, first state of "the most famous biography in any language, one of Western literature's most germinal achievements." The copy of politician, traveler, and writer John Cam Hobhouse, the Baron Broughton, most famous for his long-running and very close friendship with Lord Byron, with his engraved armorial bookplate. $27,000.

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Miscellaneous Poems

“HAD WE BUT WORLD ENOUGH AND TIME”

MARVELL, Andrew. Miscellaneous Poems. London, 1681.

First and only collected edition of Marvell's poetry to be published in his own century, containing the first printing of many poems, including "To His Coy Mistress," with scarce engraved frontispiece portrait. A wide-margined copy handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by Riviere & Son. $25,000.

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Works

“INSTINCT WITH THE VERY SOIL OF ENGLAND”

HARDY, Thomas. Works. London, 1919-20. Thirty-seven volumes.

Handsome “Mellstock Edition” of Hardy’s prose and poetry, one of only 500 sets signed by the author in Volume I, very handsomely bound by Bayntun, with an autograph letter signed by Hardy tipped into Volume I. $22,000.

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Dramatic Works of Shakespeare

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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Midsummer Night's Dream

“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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