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SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM.     Complete Works. (c. 1904)
SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM.     Complete Works. (c. 1904)
SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM.     Complete Works. (c. 1904)
SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM.     Complete Works. (c. 1904)
SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM.     Complete Works. (c. 1904)
SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM.     Complete Works. (c. 1904)
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Complete Works. (c. 1904)

 

  1. This is a set of the smaller miniatures contained in a smaller revolving bookcase, and is much rarer than the usual though still uncommon slightly larger miniature set contained similarly, Glasgow & NY David Bryce and Son (1904) Forty volumes. Dedicated to the actress Ellen Terry, this complete set of Shakespeare was part of a series of literary sets or individual volumes dedicated to her. Of the Ellen Terry series, Louis Bondy wrote that these volumes are "Bryce's greatest achievement as a leading promoter of miniature books." and, in particular, he describes the Shakespeare as "the most prodigious of these sets." (Bondy, p.114). Most of the sets were printed in 1904. Included are all the plays, the sonnets, a biographical sketch, and glossary. Bound in gilt stamped Harlequin Leather (skiver) covers with Art Nouveau decorated spines in gilt and a similar

    cartouche around the titles to front cover. Housed in the original 8-compartment marquetry inlaid on top, of dark wood revolving wooden bookcase, (with an unusual square base on which it revolves) by Bumpus, which can be very difficult to obtain. NB. A few of the covers are sun damaged and may require restoration or replacing. (Spielmann 459; American Art Association 182; Welsh 6264), (2 1/8 by 1

     

    1/2: 55x38mm.). The set contains.

     

    Comedies

     

    All's Well That Ends Well

     

    As You Like It The Comedy of Errors

     

    Measure for Measuret The Merchant of Venice

     

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

     

    Love's Labour's Lost The Merry Wives of Windsor Twelfth Night, or What You Will The Winter's Tale

     

    Much Ado About Nothing

     

    Pericles, Prince of Tyre: The Taming of the Shrew

     

    The Two Gentlemen of Verona or The Two Noble Kinsmen.

     

    Histories

     

    King John Richard 11

     

    Henry IV. part 1

     

    Henry V

     

    Henry IV. part 2 Henry VI, part 1 Henry VI. part 2 Henry VI. part 3

     

    Richard III Henry VIII

     

    Tragedies:

     

    Romeo and Juliet

     

    Coriolanus

     

    Titus Andronicus

     

    Timon of Athens

    [i] Hamlet

     

    Julius Caesar

     

    Macbetht

     

    Troilus and Cressida‡

     

    King Lear Othello

     

    Antony and Cleopatra

     

    Cymbeline* The Tempest

     

    Poems

     

    Sonnets and Poems Venus and Adonis

     

    Other

     

    Biography and Glossary

    Case VG. Sold by a collector in a public auction at Bonhams, 9th November 2022.

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