Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: A Census of Extant Copies; A supplement to the reproduction in facsimile of the first folio edition (1623) from the Chatsworth copy in the possession of the Duke of Devonshire, K.G., containing a census of extant copies with some account of their history and condition. Sir Sidney Lee.

Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: A Census of Extant Copies; A supplement to the reproduction in facsimile of the first folio edition (1623) from the Chatsworth copy in the possession of the Duke of Devonshire, K.G., containing a census of extant copies with some account of their history and condition

Oxford Clarendon Press, 1902. Embossed with University of Chicago Library mark, which is stamped over with withdrawal stamp. As this is stitched and unbound as issued, it is a rather fragile piece with some staining and tearing on its edges. Interior is remarkably bright and unmarred for what is essentially 45 loosely stitched pages from a university library archive. This is the rare companion volume to the 1902 reproduction of Shakespeare's First Folio, many of which are lost or destroyed due in large part to their unusual binding (or lack thereof). This census will appeal not only to Shakespeare collectors, but to anyone interested in the history and scholarship of publishing, as Sir Lee's extensive introduction details his methods and research in spearheading the reproduction process from the original folios. Good. Item #88

Price: $70.00

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