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Shakespeare's Life and World

By: DUNCAN-JONES, Katherine (compiled and introduced by)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2004

Stock No.: 81896


The life of William Shakespeare and the England of his day are described in this illustrated Folio Society edition. Includes a wide variety of Shakespeareana, from images of documents (such as his will) and painted scenes from various of his plays. The words of the Bard are interspersed throughout. With maps of London at endpapers. Compiled and introduced by Katherine Duncan-Jones. --- In pictorial paper-covered boards backed in maroon cloth with gilt-stamped spine titli... View more info

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Shakespeare the Pattern in His Carpet

By: Fergusson, Francis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Delta/Dell Publishing Co. , Inc.: 1971

Stock No.: 71252


Exposure to dampness has caused minor rippling to first few pages; covers scuffed, w/2 or 3 spine creases; otherwise solid & complete copy. Good precis of the basis of the Bard's core themes of each of his 37 plays. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Tales from Shakespeare

By: LAMB, Charles and Mary

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Gilbert H. McKibbin: [c1890s-1920s]

Stock No.: 77856


11 of the Bard's most noted plays are summarized, in prose, for a younger audience. With numerous color and b&w photos. --- In full green cloth-covered boards with color illustration on cover. Lacks a dust jacket. Undated copy, likely published c.1890s-1920s. --- Color frontis illustration has worked loose and carefully tipped back in; some erosion to cloth near rear joint and with inked gift inscription to front free endpaper, else a good copy. Scarce in this edition.; ... View more info

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Tales from Shakspere for the Use of Young Persons [Tales from Shakespeare]

By: LAMB, Charles and Mary

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Hurd and Houghton: 1864

Stock No.: 81883


A handsome, compact mid-19th century edition of the famous re-telling of Shakespeare's principal plays. The stories are accompanied by 40 engraved illustrations. Brother and sister, Charles and Mary Lamb first published their book in 1807 in order to make Shakespeare's plays familiar to children. Charles wrote the tragedies, and Mary wrote the comedies. --- In blue half leather covers with handsome blue marbled paper covers; marbled paper also to endpapers. --- A clean, ... View more info

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Speaking Shakespeare

By: RODENBURG, Patsy

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, Palgrave MacMillan: 2002

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 78727


First U S edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. The author's work is designed to aid the Shakespearean actor not merely read the words of Shakespeare, but to dramatically and understandably convey the reality if the character. With snips of key scenes of major plays, and how the actor can portray them. --- In full black paper-covered boards w/gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with detail from an engraved illustration of the Bard. --- A bright,... View more info

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William Shakespeare: a Biography

By: ROWSE, A. L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 78726


Stated First Edition. A biography of William Shakespeare by the British scholar and poet. Includes a section of b&w plates at mid-volume; as well as a frontis plate with the Flower Portrait of the Bard. Indexed. --- In black and red cloth-covered boards w/gilt-stamped spine titling. Lacks the dust jacket but much of the original jacket has been clipped and pasted onto thefront endpapers. --- With considerable loss of spine gilding, else a good, firm copy. ; tall 8vo 9&#... View more info

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William Shakespeare: a Biography

By: ROWSE, A. L.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1963

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 79222


Full-sized book club edition of the biography of William Shakespeare by the noted British scholar and poet. Includes a section of b&w plates at mid-volume; as well as a frontis plate with the Flower Portrait of the Bard. Indexed. --- In black and red cloth-covered boards w/gilt-stamped spine titling. Dust jacket with color image of Shakespeare with the Globe Theatre in the background. --- A bright, sound copy lacking interior markings. Jacket with a few small tears and i... View more info

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Shakespeare's Historie of the Life & Death of King John

By: SHAKESPEARE, William

Price: $14.50

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent: 1905

Stock No.: 74132


Publication date: 1905. In full maroon flexible leather covers w/decoration on front and titling on spine in gilt. Includes preface and glossary by Israel Gollancz; and delicate little satin bookmark ribbon. With sepia toned frontis engraving of King John's Worcester Cathedral tomb, protected by captioned tissue. Printed on quality laid papers with act and scene numbers in red on corners of pages. Includes Shakespeare's coat of arms and the motto 'Non Sans Droict' (Not w... View more info

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Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, or What You Will

By: SHAKESPEARE, William

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Charles E. Merrill Company: 1910

Stock No.: 77618


A nice reprint copy of the bard's famous comedy. Edited, with an introduction and notes by Brainerd Kellogg. In full blue cloth-covered boards; reproduction of title page of first folio edition at frontis. A clean, firm copy though slightly yellowed and with pencilings at endpapers. ; Merrill's English Texts; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 160 pages View more info

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The Tempest (The Lake Library Edition)

By: SHAKESPEARE, William

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, Scott, Foresman and Co: 1914

Stock No.: 77855


Edited, with an introduction, by William Allan Neilson. Includes a few b&w illustrations, in full navy cloth-covered flexible boards. Lacks a dust jacket. --- Formerly a student's copy, with considerable pencil and inked comments and notations; otherwise a firm, complete copy. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 205 pages View more info

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Julius Caesar: The New Hudson Shakespeare

By: SHAKESPEARE, William

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Boston, Ginn and Company: 1908

Stock No.: 79423


A turn-of-the-last century edition of Shakespeare's great take on the life of Julius Caesar. With a lengthy introduction and notes by Henry Norman Hudson. Edited and revised by Ebenezer Charlton Black and Andrew Jackson George. A facsimile of the title page from a 1603 edition of Plutarch's Lives is positioned opposite of this work's title page. --- In flexible dark blue cloth, with tilting in black on cover and in gilt on spine. --- With prior owner's signature to front... View more info

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Shakespeare's Comedy of The Winter's Tale

By: SHAKESPEARE, William

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, American Book Company: 1921

Stock No.: 79427


Shakespeare's great comedy/romance in an early 20th-century edition. Edited, and with notes by William J. Rolfe. Illustrated, and with appendix containing discussion of the work and index of words and phrases explained. --- In full charcoal cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling and decorations on cover and spine. --- Interior marked up with many discreet notations and underlinings by prior owner, otherwise a sound and fully readable copy.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall)... View more info

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Shakespeare's Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra

By: SHAKESPEARE, William

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, American Book Company: 1909

Stock No.: 79429


Shakespeare's great historical tragedy in an early 20th-century edition. Edited, and with notes by William J. Rolfe. Illustrated, and with appendix containing discussion of the work and index of words and phrases explained. --- In full charcoal cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling and decorations on cover and spine. --- Interior marked up with many discreet notations and underlinings by prior owner, and with a large brown splotch to top of textblock; otherwise ... View more info

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Shakespeare's Tragedy of King Lear

By: SHAKESPEARE, William

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, American Book Company: 1922

Stock No.: 79430


A 1922 edition of Shakespeare's great tragedy. Edited, and with notes by William J. Rolfe. Illustrated, and with appendix containing discussion of the work and index of words and phrases explained. --- In full charcoal cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling and decorations on cover and spine. --- Interior marked up with many discreet notations and underlinings by prior owner, and with spots of soiling to covers; otherwise a sound and fully readable copy.; 16mo (6... View more info

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King Lear

By: SHAKESPEARE, William

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Boston, Educational Publishing Company: [c.1910s-30s]

Stock No.: 80746


An undated edition of Shakespeare's great play, in an ideal copy for the student. With introduction, classified index and end notes by Herbert A. Evans. --- In rust cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in white on cover and spine. Possibly published c.1910s-30s. Lacks a dust jacket. --- Spine titling is nearly completely faded away, and with dampstains & rubbing to covers, foxing to a few leaves and prior owner's initials to front free endpaper; otherwise an... View more info

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The Tempest (The Academy Classics)

By: SHAKESPEARE, William

Price: $10.50

Publisher: Boston, Allyn and Bacon: 1922

Stock No.: 80747


A 1922 edition of Shakespeare's classic play, edited by Samuel Thurber, Jr. The editor has included a life of Shakespeare, an account of theatre in his time, and numerous aids to the study of the play. With 9 black & white illustrations by an unattributed artist. An entry in publisher's "The Academy Classics" series. --- In navy cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped cover and spine titling. Lacks a dust jacket. --- Cloth is heavily mottled on covers, partially o... View more info

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The Merchant of Venice

By: SHAKESPEARE, William

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Boston, Educational Publishing Company: 1909

Stock No.: 80748


An 1909 edition of Shakespeare's great comedy, in an ideal copy for the student. With introduction, study aids and end notes by Margaret A. Eaton. With two black & white illustrations near front of volume by uncredited artist. --- In grey cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in maroon on cover and spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With soiling to covers, prior owner's signature & notations to front free endpaper, and a few discreet pencilings here and there; o... View more info

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Shakespeare's Masterpieces: Five Plays plus Venus and Adonis (The World's Popular Classics, Art-Type Edition)

By: SHAKESPEARE, William

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Books, Inc: [c.1940s-50s]

Stock No.: 80933


A selection of five plays (Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, As You Like It, and The Comedy of Errors) and his narrative poem, Venus and Adonis, by William Shakespeare. An entry in publisher's "The World's Popular Classics" series, "Art-Type Edition". --- In brown textured cloth-covered boards backed in dark red cloth, with titling & decorations in gilt on spine; red topstain. Volume is undated, possibly published c.1940s-50s; lacks a dust jacke... View more info

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The Comedies of Shakespeare--Number 2a, Volume Two (Modern Library #2.6a)

By: SHAKESPEARE, William

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1951]

Stock No.: 81149


A Modern Library reprint edition. Volume Two only of 2 volume set. Includes Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice", "As You Like It", "The Taming of the Shrew", "All's Well That Ends Well", "Twelfth Night" and "The Winter's Tale". With endnotes and glossary. --- In Toledano spine 8 / rust cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style h / verso advertises 358 titles... View more info

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Dictionary of Shakespearian Quotations: Exhibiting the Most Forcible Passages Illustrative of the Various Passions, Affections and Emotions of the Human Mind

By: SHAKESPEARE, William

Price: $25.50

Publisher: New York, Hurst & Company: c.1880s-1909

Stock No.: 81316


An interesting work in which various passages from Shakespeare are arranged by human emotions or conditions, e.g. Death or Murder. Front of volume with preface, brief criticisms of Shakespeare's work, and a life of Shakespeare, none of which is attributed. Undated, but possibly published c.1880s-1909. Originally published by F. Bell of Philadelphia in 1851. --- This reprint edition in full dark red cloth-covered boards with blindstamped designs and rules to cover and spi... View more info

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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works (The Alexander Text, complete in one volume)

By: SHAKESPEARE, William; ALEXANDER, Peter (editor)

Price: $24.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1971

Stock No.: 78913


1971 reprint edition of a work first published in 1951. The complete works, in a single volume. Includes a lengthy introduction by Peter Alexander, who also includes the preliminary matter to the 1623 First Folio. Glossary at rear of volume. Arranged in order: Comedies, Histories, Tragedies and Poetry. With 16 full-page color illustrations by Eric Fraser. Volume lacks a dust jacket, but is housed in a protective black and gold paper-covered slipcase. --- In full blue tex... View more info

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The Works of William Shakespeare (The Globe Edition)

By: SHAKESPEARE, William; CLARK, William George; WRIGHT, William Aldis (editors)

Price: $25.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Limited: 1904

Stock No.: 81892


A compendium of the works of William Shakespeare in publisher's Globe Edition. Edited by William George Clark and William Aldis Wright. This 1904 reprint of the 1864 edition includes a glossary which was first added in 1873. Includes all plays and poems of Shakespeare. Presented in rather small typeface, two columns per page, each framed in narrow rules. --- In dark green cloth-covered boards with engraved bust of Shakespeare and his facsimile signature stamped in gilt o... View more info

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The Plays and Sonnets of William Shakespeare: Seven Volume Leatherbound Set (Franklin Library 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World series)

By: SHAKESPEARE, William; CLARKE, William George; WRIGHT, William Aldis (editors)

Price: $588.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1978

Stock No.: 81422


A complete seven-volume set presenting the plays and sonnets of William Shakespeare in a deluxe leatherbound reprint edition by the Franklin Library. Edited by William George Clarke and William Aldis Wright. With illustrations by William Oakes. [Note: 'William' is well represented here.] Issued as part of the publisher's collection, the 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bou... View more info

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Oxford Shakespeare

By: SHAKESPEARE, William; CRAIG, W. J. (editor)

Price: $21.00

Publisher: London, Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press: 1943

Stock No.: 82138


The complete plays and poetry of William Shakespeare are presented in this single volume. Edited by W. J. Craig, who supplies a preface and glossary. --- In full grey cloth-covered boards with titling & decorations to cover and spine in blue. Text is displayed in two columns per page and printed on very thin leaves. Volume has no dust jacket. --- With prior owner's signature to front free endpaper and some soiling & bumps to covers, otherwise a sound, firmly-bound copy.;... View more info

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The Comedy of Errors [Abridged for Younger Readers] The Beginner's Shakespeare: Heath's Home and School Classics

By: SHAKESPEARE, William; HIESTAND, Sarah Willard (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, D. C. Heath & Co., Publishers: 1901

Stock No.: 81622


An abridged edition of Shakespeare's great comedy, edited by Sarah Willard Hiestand. This object of this series is to cultivate a love of Shakespeare in young readers. With illustrations after drawings by Sir John Gilbert. --- In stapled stiff brown wraps. --- A clean, unmarked copy lacking damages worthy of mention.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); x, 80 pages View more info

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Shakespeare's History of King Henry the Sixth, Part I

By: SHAKESPEARE, William; ROLFE, William J. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, American Book Company: 1910

Stock No.: 80245


Shakespeare's history of the reign of King Henry VI appeared in three parts. This first part concerns the losses of French territories and the lead-up to the Wars of the Roses in an early-20th century edition. Edited and with notes by William J. Rolfe who also likely provided the uncredited introduction. Illustrated with a handful of black and white drawings, and with appendix containing discussion of the work and index of words and phrases explained. --- In full olive/c... View more info

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Shakespeare's History of Pericles, Prince of Tyre

By: SHAKESPEARE, William; ROLFE, William J. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, American Book Company: 1911

Stock No.: 80246


Shakespeare's history first appeared in about 1607. Scholars have suggested that portions of the play were written by someone other than William Shakespeare. Edited and with extensive end notes by William J. Rolfe who also likely provided the uncredited introduction. Illustrated with a handful of black and white drawings, and with appendix containing discussion of the work and index of words and phrases explained. --- In full olive/charcoal cloth-covered boards with gilt... View more info

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Shakespeare's Tragedy of Cymbeline

By: SHAKESPEARE, William; ROLFE, William J. (editor)

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, American Book Company: 1909

Stock No.: 80247


Shakespeare's tragedy is set in ancient Britain and is centered around King Cymbeline and his children. Edited and with extensive end notes by William J. Rolfe who also likely provided the uncredited introduction. Illustrated with a handful of black and white drawings, and with appendix containing discussion of the work and index of words and phrases explained. --- In full olive/charcoal cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling and decorations on cover and spine. -... View more info

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Shakespeare's Comedy of All's Well that Ends Well

By: SHAKESPEARE, William; ROLFE, William J. (editor)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, American Book Company: 1923

Stock No.: 80249


An early 20th century edition of Shakespeare's famous comedy, which was likely first performed about 1604. Edited and with extensive end notes by William J. Rolfe who also likely provided the uncredited introduction. Illustrated with a handful of black and white drawings, and with appendix containing discussion of the work and index of words and phrases explained. --- In full olive/charcoal cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling and decorations on cover and spine... View more info

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Shakespeare's Comedy of Two Gentlemen of Verona

By: SHAKESPEARE, William; ROLFE, William J. (editor)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, American Book Company: 1910

Stock No.: 80251


Shakespeare's comedy first appeared in print in the First Folio of 1623 and is reputed to be his first play. Edited and with extensive end notes by William J. Rolfe who also likely provided the uncredited introduction. Illustrated with a handful of black and white drawings, and with appendix containing discussion of the work and index of words and phrases explained. --- In full olive/charcoal cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling and decorations on cover and spi... View more info

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Shakespeare's Comedy of Love's Labour's Lost

By: SHAKESPEARE, William; ROLFE, William J. (editor)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, American Book Company: 1910

Stock No.: 80252


Shakespeare's comedy is the story of four men who fall in love against their wills. Edited and with extensive end notes by William J. Rolfe who also likely provided the uncredited introduction. Illustrated with a handful of black and white drawings, and with appendix containing discussion of the work and index of words and phrases explained. --- In full olive/charcoal cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling and decorations on cover and spine. --- With discreet pen... View more info

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The Merchant of Venice (The Riverside Literature Series; from the Riverside Edition of Shakespeare's Works; Annotated for School Use)

By: SHAKESPEARE, William; THURBER, Samuel (annotator)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1911

Stock No.: 81623


An edition of Shakespeare's great comedy, presented along with annotations for the student by Samuel Thurber. Entry #55 in publisher's "Riverside Literature Series". --- In stapled stiff beige wraps. --- With prior owner's signature to cover, a blot of ink to first page and to textblock fore-edge, else a clean, unmarked copy.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); 116 pages View more info

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The People for Whom Shakespeare Wrote

By: WARNER, Charles Dudley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81884


A first edition of author's description of the society and events in England and Scotland during Shakespeare's time. With 12 black & white illustrations. --- In olive cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine; top edge gilt, remaining textblock edges heavily deckled. --- With prior owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down and some toning to spine, else a clean, firm, unmarked copy.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); 187 pages View more info

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Shakespeare's Heroes on the Stage

By: WINGATE, Charles E. L.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York & Boston, Thomas Y. Crowell Company: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81885


A first edition of author's commentary on how various heroic figures in the dramas of Shakespeare were played on the stage by prominent actors. With black & white illustrations, chiefly of actors dressed for their various parts. --- In olive cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine and with darker green decorations; top edge gilt. --- With prior owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down, spot of soiling to textblock fore-edge ... View more info