Lot 155 of 360:
Walter Crane illustrates Shakespeare's Merry Wives  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Shakespeare's Comedy of the Merry Wives of Windsor Presented in Eight Pen Designs by Walter Crane

Author:
Crane, Walter

Place:
London

Publisher:
George Allen

Date:
1894

Description:

Title and colophon leaves plus 8 engraved "Dallastype" illustrations by Walter Crane on India paper, mounted to heavy card, blank interleaves. (Folio) 37x27 cm (14½x10½") original green cloth, stamped in gilt on front and spine. No. 119 of 650 copies. 

Signed by both Walter Crane and by the printer Duncan C. Dallas. The plates were destroyed following the printing of this limited edition.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Spine a bit rubbed, wear at ends and corners; hinges starting to crack at endpapers, one of the protective interleaves detached; very good.


 
Item number:
296398
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