Shakspere's Works. Bells Edition Vols: 1,4,7,9,12,16,17,18,19,20. (Signed By M Darwin, C Darwins Sister Given By M Congreve, Darwin Family Friend)


Editorial: John Bell, British Library, Strand, London, 1788
Condición: Fair
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HB Brown leather bound. Black leather publisher name at bottom of spine. Red leather frames with titles and gilt flourishes + vol nos on spine. Unfortunately I only have 10 volumes of the original 20. These being 1: Prolegomena. 4: Merry Wives of Windsor. Much Ado About Nothing. 7: Merchant of Venice. 9: Twelth Night. Winter's Tale. 12: King Henry IV Part 2. King Henry V. 14: King Henry VI Part 3. King Richard III. 16: Julius Caesar. Antony and Cleopatra. 18: Hamlet. Titus Andronicus. 19: Troilus and Cressida. Othello. 20: Cymbeline. Romeo. Each volume has coloured marble effect e/ps. b/w engraved frontis, b/w engravings and illusts. 'With Notes of all the various Commentators'. Each is 14.7 x 9.5 cm. Width varies according the number of pages. Apart from being a very early edition, what is exciting is that on the opening page of Vol 1 is written in period ink handwriting: 'M. Darwin left her by Mifs M. Congreve June 1808'. All the following volumes have M Darwin handwritten in o/p. M. Darwin = Marianne Darwin 1798-1858 who was the elder sister of Charles Darwin. The M.Congreve that she mentions is Mary Congreve. The Congreve family were close friends of the Darwins and Mary and her sister Sarah Adelaide Congreve were regular correspondents of Charles Darwin. So although only part of the set, very interesting provenance! Condition: Lovely as a partial set as they are, a piece of history! Pieces of leather missing, rubbed worn. Some pages browning + age spots. However, they are still here and perfectly readable. Surprisingly the binding remains quite firm. If need be, with some good professional restoration they would undoubtedly be improved visually. Anyway, a great piece of history handled by historical personalities!. N° de ref. de la librería 004624

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Título: Shakspere's Works. Bells Edition Vols: ...

Editorial: John Bell, British Library, Strand, London

Año de publicación: 1788

Ilustrador: Anker Smith +++

Condición del libro:Fair

Ejemplar firmado: Signed

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