The Tempest. Monte Carlo, André Sauret 1975. Folio. 239 S. Mit 50 (davon 31 ganzseitigen) Orig.-Lithographien v. Marc Chagall. Lose Bogen in Orig.-Umschlag in Orig.-Pergament-Kassette.
Buchbeschreibung: 0. Die schönste moderne Ausgabe von Shakespeares Komödie "The Tempest" mit 50 Orig.-Lithographien von Marc Chagall. Eines von 250 numerierten Exemplaren, im Druckvermerk von Chagall signiert. Tadellos in der Erhaltung. -. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 11512AB
Buchbeschreibung: Cheloniidae Press, (Easthampton, MA), 1990. hardcover. Alan James Robinson (illustrator). First Edition. Folio (10-3/8" x 15-7/8"), the exact untrimmed size of the First Folio of 1623, bound by Claudia Cohen and Sarah Creighton in full gilt-lettered rust morocco, with marbled endsheets by Faith Harrison, in a custom cloth clamshell box with a gilt-lettered large morocco spine label. Designed by illustrator Alan James Robinson and Arthur Kinney, who wrote the text. Illustrated with 54 wood engravings depicting the birds and beasts and one wood engraving as well as an etching of Shakespeare. This is copy #I of 5 special proof copies (of a total edition of only 131) printed by Harold Patrick McGrath on Cheloniidae rag made specially for the Press, the first paper to carry a Cheloniidae watermark, and SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. With an extra suite of the engravings and etching, each SIGNED and numbered by Robinson, plus another suite, issued only with the limitation of 5, containing two working proofs of each wood engraving and three state proofs of the etching, all SIGNED by Robinson. In addition there are two ORIGINAL PENCIL DRAWINGS--one of a wolf, the other a lion-- INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the artist to the original owner. Prospectus laid in. The rarest state of the greatest achievement of the press. Fine in a clamshell box, a beautiful book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 015716
Buchbeschreibung: London, William Heinemann; New York, Doubleday, Page & Co., 1908, 1908. Quarto (253 × 188 mm). Contemporary green morocco, spine gilt in compartments with floral tools, green silk doublures and free endpapers, triple line rules to boards and turn-ins gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Bookplate to second front blank. A little spotting and toning to contents. An excellent copy. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 39 plates, line drawings throughout. First Rackham edition, trade issue. With a large original watercolour by Rackham on the front blank depicting a fairy attacking a bee sitting on a thistle. With Rackham's inscription, "James Gilbert Fell from his Godfather. Arthur Rackham, 16 July 1932". Latimore & Haskell p. 32. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 86263
HAMLET. Prinz Von Daenmark. [Presentation copy from Elisabeth Bergner to Sir John Gielgud.] Mit 16 Lictdrucktafeln nach den Lithographieen von Eugene Delacroix.
Buchbeschreibung: Im Inselverlag. MDCCCCXIII, Leipzig, 1913. 1st Edition. [GIELGUD, Sir John]. SHAKESPEARE. HAMLET. Prinz Von Daenmark. Mit 16 Lictdrucktafeln nach den Lithographieen von Eugene Delacroix. First Edition Thus. Large Folio [13 inches wide by 18 inches tall]. Limited edition of 100 numbered copies on Van Gelder paper, this being copy Number 41. Full morocco, the spine elaborately decorated in gilt, front panel titled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A very nice example. Presentation copy from Elisabeth Bergner to Sir John Gielgud. A preliminary blank bears an inscription presenting the Book to Bergner in Berlin, 1927, underneath this is an inscription which simply reads: "To John / from Elisabeth / London, Christmas 1973". Elisabeth Bergner (1900, Vienna -1986, London). Famous early German stage actress & film star, made her stage debut in Zurich in 1919, appeared in Vienna, Munich, Berlin, & later on Broadway. Big break in 1924 with stage production of Shaw's Saint Joan. Bergner made several films from 1933 in England & France. Her film Catherine the Great  was banned in Germany for featuring "émigré Jews." At the height of her career, she was called by Alexander Woolcott, "probably the ablest actress living today". Nominated for an Oscar in 1935 for her performance in ESCAPE ME NEVER. A British Citizen since 1938. Sir John Gielgud's copy - completely appropriate & intriguing as Gielgud's career was distinguished by his numerous performances as Hamlet. An important association copy, inscribed to Gielgud from a close friend & important actress. Signed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 20776
Buchbeschreibung: London; C and J Adlard 1853, 1853. Folio. 16 volumes. Limited edition; 52/150. Signed by both editor and publisher to limitation page. Bound in original quarter dark green morocco over marbled boards, general title embellished in gilt, specific play titles on red title label to spine. Edges untrimmed. Minor scuffing here and there to some volumes, a little chipping of the marbled paper to extremtities, minor professional tail of spine repair to one volume, all binding sound, strong, bright and handsome. Internally clean, marbled endpapers, bookplate of Thomas Sebastian Bazley to front pastedowns. A beautiful and imposing set. Packed to the gills with historical appendices, plates and engravings and a wealth of detail, this set is not only a complete works but also an encyclopaedia of Shakespeare. Described in Jaggard's Bibliography of Shakespeare as "The most extensive repository of literary, historical and archaeological information regarding Shakespeare and his writings to be found in any single work and typographically the most sumptuous edition.the largest form in which the bard has yet appeared." A mammoth and beautiful set. NB: Shipping on this set unfortunately will have to be negotiated with the purchaser. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 41081
King Lear: Lithographs by Oskar Kokoschka. London 1963. Folio. 109 S. Mit 17 Orig.-Lithographien v. O. Kokoschka. Orig.-Halblederkassette.
Buchbeschreibung: 0. Eines von 35 Exemplaren der Luxusausgabe mit der zusätzlichen Orig.-Lithographie "König Lear und Narr". Nur im dieser Ausgabe wurde die erste und letzte Lithographie sowie das Impressum von Oskar Kokoscha signiert. Gedruckt auf handgeschöpftes Crisbrook-Bütten. Tadellos erhalten. - Wingler/Welz 223-239. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 13163AB
Original Leaves from the First Four Folios of the Plays of William Shakespeare, 1623, 1632, 1663, 1685 [Leaf Book with Four Original Leaves] [Proof Copy Signed by David Magee]
Buchbeschreibung: Printed by the Grabhorn Press for David Magee, San Francisco. 1935, edition limited to 73 copies. () Near fine. . Folio. Original quarter red morocco and marbled boards. Raised bands. Black spine label with gilt titles. Shelfwear to boards and rubbing to spine, else a fine copy. The original leaves are mounted at the rear of the book immediately following a facsimile title page from each of the Four Folios. Condition of the leaves is as follows: First Folio: wear and age toning, mostly to margins, with one small piece missing that has been archivally repaired. The repairs do not touch the text or ruling. Second Folio, fine antiquarian condition with only light age-toning. Third Folio; Some age toning and spotting. The foredge margin has been trimmed, not touching text or ruling. Fourth Folio: Fine antiquarian condition, with only the faintest of toning. As attested to by penciled notes on the ffep and colophon from David Magee, this is an out of series proof copy and the first copy of the book to be bound. The First Folio leaf is laid in loosely, the remaining are tipped in. Proof copy signed by David Magee. A stunning production from the Grabhorn Press and fitting home for leaves from four of the most coveted books in the English Language. The leaf book offered here contains a leaf from each of Shakespeare's four folios, including his most celebrated plays. The First Folio example is the title page from the Merchant of Venice (PP 163 -164). The Second Folio leaf is pages 215-216 from the Life of King Henry the Eight. The Third Folio leaf is pages 649-650 from the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, including dialog between the two fated lovers, and the leaf from the Fourth Folio is pages 198-199 from the Life and Death of Richard the Third. A wonderful production, one of the scarcest from the Grabhorn Press, containing leaves from the first Four Folios of some of Shakespeare's most enduring works (Disbound and Dispersed 67). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 135701
Buchbeschreibung: Peter Kettle. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. An original painting based on 'The Tempest' by William Shakespeare. This is an original painting in a frame by Peter Kettle who has regularly exhibited in London, and many times at the Royal Academy. This is a unique one off original painting on a gesso panel. Signed by Illustrator(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-4369644601
Buchbeschreibung: Printed By Tho. Cotes for Richard Allot, London, 1632. Full-Leather. Buchzustand: Collectible; Very Good. Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing", the complete play extracted from the Second Folio. Printed in double columns within ruled borders, and with printers' ornaments. Folio, 22 pgs. Cambridge calf antique, bound by Bernard Middleton. Printed by Tho. Cotes for Richard Allot and "to be sold at his shop at the signe of the Black Beare in Pauls Church-Yard, 1632". "Much Ado About Nothing" is extracted from "Comedies, Histories and Tragedies" and was published according to the true original copies, 2nd impression (the "Second Folio"). This edition consists of probably only 1,500 copies. The second collected edition of Shakespeare, like the first folio of 1623, printed 36 plays, 20 of them for the first time. "Much Ado About Nothing" was first published in 1600 in a quarto edition. Bound (and SIGNED AT THE REAR PASTEDOWN!!) by Bernard Middleton, "one of Britain's leading craftsmen bookbinders and book restorers. He worked successively at the British Library. the Royal College of Art and Zaehnsdorf Ltd. before establishing his own craft bindery in 1953. Middleton has written articles on bookbinding for trade journals and his 'History of English Craft Bookbinding Technique' (Hafner, 1963) is of major importance. It has been described as 'the first attempt to chart the history of bookbinding in all its technical aspects'. His work has been acquired by several major collectors and shown in the exhibitions of 'Designer Bookbinders' (Glaister's "Glossary of the Book"). Housed in an attracive, leather-backed custom-made box by the renowned binder Arno Werner. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 7938
Buchbeschreibung: London: Constable and Company Limited, 1914, 1914. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, pictorial block to front board, inner dentelles, burgundy endpapers, top edge gilt. Some light foxing to half-title. A fine copy. With 12 mounted coloured plates and 32 black and white illustrations. Signed Limited Edition of 250 numbered copies. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 77586
Buchbeschreibung: Buchzustand: 1. THOMSON,HUGH (illustrator). (THOMSON,HUGH)illus. AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare. London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date . Large thick 4to (9 1/2 x 11 /12"), FULL VELLUM BINDING, gilt pictorial cover, original silk ties, a few minor marks on the cover and endpaper foxed as usual else Fine. LIMITED TO 500 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY THOMSON, THIS IS COPY 0000 FOR PRESENTATION AND HAS A PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION FROM THOMSON TO J.E. HODDER WILLIAMS, A DIRECTOR AT HODDER AND STOUGHTON. THIS IS ACCOMPANIED BY A LOVELY WATERCOLOR ON THE HALF-TITLE. The watercolor is 5" wide and 8" high and shows a young man leaning against a tree while playing a lute. A bird sits on top of the tree. Printed on fine paper, this is illustrated with 40 beautiful tipped-in color plates with lettered tissue guards. A fantastic, unique copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2073
Buchbeschreibung: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co. 1882-83, 1882. Limitation leaves, half titles, engr. titles in red & black. Contemp. half brown crushed morocco by Monnell, raised bands, gilt compartments. Armorial bookplates of Michael Tomkinson. A fine set. Copy number 23 of only 50 printed; all volumes are signed Charles Whittingham & Co. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 57087
The Birds and Beasts of Shakespeare. Text by Arthur F. Kinney. Illustrated with Woodengravings by Alan James Robinson.
Buchbeschreibung: Cheloniidae Press, Easthampton, MA, 1990. One of 100 copies, in full morocco with an additional suite of the woodengravings in custom-made portfolio, each engraving in the additional suite is signed and numbered by the artist, Alan James Robinson, who has hand-numbered the colophon as well. In addition, this copy has one original watercolor by the artist, this of the weasel (on green grassy mound against yellow sky) and a fully executed drawing of the crocodile. The total issue of this book was 155, all on printed on Cheloniidae rag handmade paper, the first to carry the press's own watermark. Page size: 10 3/8 inches x 15 7/8 inches - the size of the first folio edition , 92pp. Bound by Claudia Cohen and Sara Creighton: full caramel morocco with title in gilt on front panel, five raised bands on spine, marbled endsheets by Faith Harrison. Separate cloth chemise for extra suite and drawing all housed with book in morocco and cloth clamshell box with title in gilt on spine. Illustrated with 54 woodengravings depicting the birds and beasts found in Shakespeare's plays and poems, plus two portraits of the Bard: one etching and one woodengraving and one etching by Alan James Robinson. This book uses Shakespeare's original texts addressing the natural history, folklore, and mythology of the birds and beasts in his plays. The commentary was written by Arthur F. Kinney, Thomas W. Copeland Professor Literary History at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The text was set at M & H Type Foundry in San Francisco and printed letterpress by Harold McGrath in black within a caramel-colored rule with caramel ink used for Shakespeare's own words on each page. Published on the tenth anniversary of the press, this is a worthy monument. See an Image. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 10213
Buchbeschreibung: William Winter, New York, 1878. Three Quarter Leather. Buchzustand: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 5.0" x 6.75". EDWIN BOOTH'S PERSONAL COPY WITH HIS SIGNED BOOKPLATE TO THE FRONT PASTE DOWN. The older brother of the infamous John Wilkes Booth. Edwin Booth has been recognized as America's greatest actor of the 19th century. Playing Richard II was the greatest of his performances. Original red three quarter calf. Marbled paper covered boards. Five raised bands with gilt decoration and titles to the compartments. Marbled paper paste downs and end papers. All page edges are gilt. Very light age toning to the pages. Mild edge wear to the corners. Appendices. This is volume three of the Prompt-Book series. The book consists of three plays: Richard II, Richard III and Henry VIII. AN EXTREMELY RARE BOOK IN IT'S OWN RIGHT. However made even more desirable being Booth's own signed copy. Signed by the Performer. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 010212
THE PLAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: THE COMEDIES, HISTORIES & TRAGEDIES with THE POEMS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: 39 volumes plus additional material
Buchbeschreibung: Limited Editions Club 1939-40; 1941, New York, 1939. Hardcover. Arthur Rackham; Eric Gill; Robert Gibbings; Frans Masereel; Jean Charlot (illustrator). Thirty-nine folio (8-3/4" x 13") volumes bound in gold-stamped half natural buckram, top edges gilt, with the paper sides, printed in four colors, reproducing a patterned wall painting uncovered in a room where Shakespeare might have seen and admired it. Edited by Herbert Farjeon, who created the Nonesuch edition text of Shakespeare, to restore the original typographic style and spelling; typography planned and production supervised by Bruce Rogers. Each of the 37 volumes of the plays is illustrated by one of the world's leading book artists including Arthur Rackham, Eric Gill, Robert Gibbings, Jean Charlot, and Frans Masereel. Media include wood engravings and lithographs with some hand coloring. An attempt to "produce a text such as Shakespeare himself might have passed for the printer had he personally read the proofs," and surely one of the most beautiful editions, if not the most beautiful edition, of Shakespeare ever produced. Issued unsigned. Of a total of 1950 copies printed, this is one of only 15 Presentation Copies with the publisher's blindstamp attesting to such on the colophon page where instead of a number the initials "G.M." are handwritten. Some volumes have a number crossed out and the initials written next to it. Acquired directly from the publisher's files, and most likely the publisher George Macy's very own copy. In addition to the 37 volumes published, this set also has a special bound matching volume containing all of the Commentaries for each play with a hand-typed index bound at the front listing the plays both alphabetically and in order of shipment to members. The volume perfectly matches the other 37 and is lettered on the spine: "A Shakespeare Commentary." We are aware of only one other set with a similarly bound Commetaries volume, an Office Copy, also in our possession. Along with the plays is the matching two-volume set THE POEMS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, one of 1500 copies (this also designated "G.M.") SIGNED by the designer, Bruce Rogers. Finally the folio cloth volume SHAKESPEARE: A REVIEW AND A PREVIEW and the folio leather volume TEN YEARS AND WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: A SURVEY OF THE PUBLISHING ACTIVITIES OF THE LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB FROM OCTOBER 1929 TO OCTOBER 1940 are also included. Spines slightly and fairly evenly darkened, corners firm. Near Fine and quite scarce. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 016397
Buchbeschreibung: London: William Heinemann / New York, Doubleday, Page & Co., ., 1926. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, pictorial title block to front, roll to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A fine copy. With 16 tipped-in colour plates. Signed limited edition, one of 520 numbered copies signed by the artist. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 80059
Buchbeschreibung: William Heinemann,, London:, 1908. Forty full-page color illustrations by Arthur Rackham mounted on brown paper and thirty drawings in black & white. (illustrator). First Rackham edition, limited issue. One of 1000 copies, signed by Arthur Rackham. 11.25 x 9 inches. Full red crushed moroccor by J. May. Spine in six compartments titled in gilt and with remaining compartments stamped with corner and central devices surrounded by a gilt rule, boards with double rectangular panel design and corner devices. One half inch split to upper front joint, faint wear, still a fine copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Embry 87027
Buchbeschreibung: Heinemann, 1908. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition. A sharp copy of this limited edition of 1000 copies SIGNED by Athur Rackham. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy SIGNED by Rackham in collector's condition. We buy First Editions of Children's books. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-5307430628
Buchbeschreibung: London, Ernest Benn, 1924, 1924. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, rule to boards gilt, motif to front board, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. A fine copy. With 5 colour drawings and 9 black and white drawings. The Players' Shakespeare, limited to 106 copies. Signed by the art editor Albert Rotherston, the illustrator Paul Nash, and the introduction writer Harley Granville-Barker. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 19433
Buchbeschreibung: London: William Heinemann, 1908, 1908. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, pictorial title block to front board, single rule to boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Ownership inscription to binder's front blank, some light spotting and browning to a few leaves, an excellent copy handsomely bound. With 40 tipped in colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Signed limited edition, one of 1,000 numbered copies signed by the artist. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 77880
The Birds and Beasts of Shakespeare. Text by Arthur F. Kinney. Illustrated with Woodengravings by Alan James Robinson.
Buchbeschreibung: Cheloniidae Press, Easthampton, MA, 1990. One of 100 copies, in full morocco with an additional suite of the woodengravings in custom-made portfolio, each engraving in the additional suite is signed and numbered by the artist, Alan James Robinson, who has hand-numbered the colophon as well. In addition, this copy has two portraits of Shakespeare by Robinson that do not appear in the completed book. One is a woodengraving study, so labeled in pencil by Robinson and signed by him and the other is a "wash drawing portrait" signed by Robinson. The total issue of of this book was 155, all on printed on Cheloniidae rag handmade paper, the first to carry the press's own watermark. The edition comprised five state proof copies with two extra suites of the woodengravings; 100 deluxe copies bound in full leather with an extra suite of the woodengravings and etching; 50 regular copies in quarter morocco. Page size: 15 7/8 x 10 3/8 inches - the size of the first folio edition of Shakespeare - Dedication Page, Half-title, engraved frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare in rondel surrounded by the animals, Titlepage, i-iii [iv-v] 1-87 [88-92]pp. Bound by Claudia Cohen and Sara Creighton: full caramel morocco with title in gilt on front panel, five raised bands on spine, marbled endsheets by Faith Harrison. Separate cloth chemise for extra suite and drawing all housed with book in morocco and cloth clamshell box with title in gilt on spine. Illustrated with 52 woodengravings depicting the birds and beasts found in Shakespeare's plays and poems, plus two portraits of the Bard: one etching and one woodengraving and one etching by Alan James Robinson. This book uses Shakespeare's original texts addressing the natural history, folklore, and mythology of the birds and beasts in his plays. The commentary was written by Arthur F. Kinney, Thomas W. Copeland Professor Literary History at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The text was set at M & H Type Foundry in San Francisco and handprinted by Harold McGrath in black within a caramel-colored rule with caramel ink used for Shakespeare's own words on each page. Published on the tenth anniversary of the press, this is a worthy monument. See an Image. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 4167
Buchbeschreibung: London, William Heinemann, 1908, 1908. Quarto. Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in brown morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, pictorial title block to front board, roll to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. An excellent copy in a fine binding. Illustrated with 39 mounted colour plates and other monochrome illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Signed Limited Edition. One of 1000 copies of which this is number 532 signed by Rackham. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 44042
Buchbeschreibung: The Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1912, 1912. Sextodecimo. Original red paper stamped in imitation of raffia over boards, title in black within recessed panel on front cover, untrimmed edges, black silk marker. Spine darkened, front joint split in centre, still a good copy of a prettily-presented edition. Limited edition, one of 510 copies printed, presentation copy from Lytton Strachey to Ottoline Morrell, with his gift inscription on the front free endpaper, "Ottoline from Lytton. Xmas, 1920.". Buchnummer des Verkäufers 46027
Buchbeschreibung: London: Hodder and Stoughton, , 1908. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Some occasional light foxing, an excellent copy in a fine binding. With 40 tipped in colour plates, captioned tissues. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies signed by the artist. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 79665
Buchbeschreibung: Paris., 1965. Folio. pp. 164. 22 original colour lithographs by Fini, including one for the cover. Loose as issued in publisher's wrappers. Boxed. Limited edtion of 200, signed by both the artist and translator. This one of 10 copies on japon nacre, with two extra suites of the 21 lithographs within the book (excludes the wrapper lithograph), one on Richard de Bas, the other on Rives. This copy lacks the watercolour as called for in the justification. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 21953
Buchbeschreibung: London, William Heinemann Ltd.; New York, Doubleday, Page & Co., , 1926. Tall quarto. Original quarter japon, titles to spine gilt, white boards, title and mermaid design to upper board gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Boards very lightly rubbed with some minor dulling and small marks. An excellent copy. 2 tipped-in colour frontispiece and 19 plates. Signed limited edition, one of 520 numbered copies signed by the artist. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 81863
LIVES OF THE NOBLE GRECIANS AND ROMANES, Compared Together by that Grave and Learned Philosopher & Historiographer, Plutarke of Chæronea: Translated out of Greek in to French by James Amyot.and out of French into Englishe by Thomas North
Buchbeschreibung: Stratford-Upon-Avon The Shakespeare Head Press for Basil Blackwell 1928, 1928. 8 volumes. RARE LIMITED EDITION, ONE OF ONLY 100 COPIES, printed on handmade paper, numbered and SIGNED by the illustrator Thomas Lowinsky Decorations throughout consisting of portraits within headpieces by Thomas Lowinsky. Large 8vo, very handsomely bound in the publishers best bindings of three quarter black levant morocco by Morley of Oxford, the spines with wide bands with multiple gilt rules, handsomely gilt lettered in three compartments, t.e.g. A very fine set, very handsome indeed and in wonderful condition. RARE FIRST EDITION, BEST ISSUE OF THE SHAKESPEARE HEAD PLUTARCH, LIMITED TO ONLY 100 COPIES SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR. This edition was printed from the first edition of 1579. Lowinsky's portrait head-pieces are taken so far as possible from authentic originals. A handsomely printed set of North's classic translation. In this monumental historical work, Plutarch relates the lives of the historically important Greeks and Romans of ancient times. His studies are revered as among the most important and beautiful of all classical writings . The authors object is to bring out the moral character in each case, rather than to relate the political events of the time; in essence, at times he will distort the truth in order to exemplify virtue or vice. Nonetheless, he is as reliable as the sources he uses, and very valuable as a historical resource. Thomas Norths translation of Plutarchs LIVES is one of the most famous. His prose considered by many to be "incomparable. [his] achievement in narrative prose is only less signal than Shakespeare's in dramatic verse. North's Plutarch is also well-known as a primary source for the plots of Shakespeare's classical plays and for numerous passages in the non-Roman ones, and he relied almost exclusively on it for the historical background of ancient Rome. Thus it is a very fitting work for the Shakespeare Head Press to have undertaken at Stratford-Upon-Avon. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 24392
Buchbeschreibung: Heinemann, 1926. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition. A sharp copy of this limited edition of 520 copies SIGNED by Athur Rackham. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy SIGNED by Rackham in collector's condition. We buy First Editions of Children's books. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-5307429057
Buchbeschreibung: London, William Heinemann ., 1926. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Limited Edition. Limited edition. 4to. Illustrated with 21 tipped-in colored plated; 25 b/w drawings. Original 1/2 gilt stamped vellum over cream boards, gilt titles and decorations, t.e.g., others uncut. A few tiny spots to front boards. Dust jacket (unclipped; light soiling; spine darkened; chip extending around to front panel for three inches. A very good copy. 185 pages. No signatures or bookplates. Number 458 of 520 numbered copies, signed by Arthur Rackham on the limitation page. Signed by Illustrator(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 307264
Hamlet Prince of Denmark. München 1920. Folio. 144 S. Mit 35 signierten Orig.-Radierungen von Sepp Frank. Orig.-Pergamentbd. mit Rückentitel, reichster Vergoldung auf Deckel u. Rücken. In lithographiertem Orig.-Schuber.
Buchbeschreibung: 0. Eines von 11 numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe, in denen nicht nur alle Radierungen von Sepp Frank signiert wurden, sondern auch noch eine Mappe mit Abzügen der Zustands- u. der fertigen, von Sepp Frank ausgemalten Radierungen auf Einzelblättern beiliegt. Der Druck erfolgte auf echtem Japan-Bütten von van Gelder Zonen. Dieses Exemplar wurde für Heinrich Stinnes gedruckt. Tadellos erhalten und von größter Seltenheit. 2. Druck der Meisterwerke der Weltliteratur mit Original-Graphik. - Rodenberg 432. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 3423AB
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