Lot 360 of 478:
Engravings of Shakespeare's characters 1793  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$330
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Shakspeare Illustrated by an Assemblage of Portraits and Views, Adapted to the whole series of that Author's Historical Dramas; to which are added Portraits of Actors, Editors, &c.

Author:

Place:
London

Publisher:
S. & E. Harding

Date:
1793

Description:

With engraved title page & 147 copper-engraved plates, most being stipple-engraved. 25.5x20.6 cm (10x8¼"), period boards rebacked with later leather spine, leather corners. 

Portraits of all the historical figures in Shakespeare's dramas, plus some others that are related somehow (Samuel Johnson sneaks in), and forts, castles, cathedrals, and other places of interest. This copy includes the duplicate plate of Jane Shore "bare necked." An early ink manuscript listing of the plates is on the front endpapers. 


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some cover wear, corners showing; occasional mostly marginal foxing within, ink name to title page dated 1912, else very good.


 
Item number:
285205
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