Boydell's Graphic Illustrations of the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare; Consisting Of A Series Of Prints Forming an elegant and useful Companion to the Various Editions of his Works By the Very First Artists and lately exhibited at The Shakespeare Gallery. John Boydell.
Boydell's Graphic Illustrations of the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare; Consisting Of A Series Of Prints Forming an elegant and useful Companion to the Various Editions of his Works By the Very First Artists and lately exhibited at The Shakespeare Gallery
Boydell's Graphic Illustrations of the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare; Consisting Of A Series Of Prints Forming an elegant and useful Companion to the Various Editions of his Works By the Very First Artists and lately exhibited at The Shakespeare Gallery

Boydell's Graphic Illustrations of the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare; Consisting Of A Series Of Prints Forming an elegant and useful Companion to the Various Editions of his Works By the Very First Artists and lately exhibited at The Shakespeare Gallery

London: Messrs Boydell & Co, (1803). First edition. leather_bound. 10 pages in text. Folio 43 x 33 cm. Engraved title page, two portraits and 97 plates, all with tissue guards, illustrating the famous scenes from Shakespeare. With the rare, clean duplicate plate by Blake for Romeo and Juliet. Alphabetical List of Plates and Descriptive Index to the Illustrations. DNB. "Boydell employed more than forty different engravers for the large-format and quarto versions of the gallery's prints. A number of high-profile engravers, including William Sharp, Bartolozzi, Schiavonetti, and Earlom, were employed on a handful of the plates, being paid exceptionally high rates." Bookplate, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, cover border decorations in blind and gilt frame gilt centerpiece. Light joint rubbing joints and corners, modest toning confined mostly to the margins, more pronounced first and last leaves. Orig. publisher's deluxe binding, straight grained maroon morocco. Aeg. Very good. Item #20954

Price: $4,500.00

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