The Shakespeare First Folio, 1623: The Dr. Williams's Library Copy, Sotheby's, London, 13 July 2006

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Editorial: Sotheby's, London, 2006
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: George Glazer Gallery (New York, NY, Estados Unidos de America)

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Auction catalogue for a copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio, an historically important book as the first collected edition of his plays, published in London in 1623, seven years after his death. The cover of the First Folio bore an engraved portrait of the playwright that became a famous image. The contents ran to approximately 900 pages, containing 36 plays. At the time of the auction, Sotheby's described it as "the most important book in English literature." The book came from the London library established by the Rev. Dr. Daniel Williams, who bought the book in the early 1700s, and still had its original 17th-century calfskin binding. 750 copies were printed, but there are only about 40 known complete copies of the book in existence. This copy sold on July 13, 2006, for $5.2 million. Condition: Contents very good. Covers and dust jacket very good with the usual overall light toning, wear, handling. Shipping and handling: $12. N° de ref. de la librería 000161

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Título: The Shakespeare First Folio, 1623: The Dr. ...

Editorial: Sotheby's, London

Año de publicación: 2006

Encuadernación: Cloth

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: First Edition

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George Glazer opened his art and antiques gallery in 1993, and since the beginning the emphasis has been on the themes of exploration and discovery as embodied by globes, prints, maps and art. The gallery's unusual ambiance reflects its owner -- scholarly and intellectual, but with an eye for the decorative and a sense of humor that revels in the offbeat. Featured items include: Antique World Globes -- huge selection; floor and table, terrestrial and celestial, orrerys and armillary spheres. Maps - - 19th C. American maps and atlases; celestial charts. Prints and Paintings -- botanical, bird, sporting, maritime, fashion and costume, architectural and horses. Books -- leather and colorplate. Full owner and gallery bio at http://www.georgeglazer.com/newyork/newyork.html

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