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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare ( Shakespeare ). First American Printing 1795 by  William; Shakspeare Shakespeare - 1st Edition - 1795 - from BookScene and Biblio.co.uk

The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare ( Shakespeare ). First American Printing 1795

by Shakespeare, William; Shakspeare

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket (as issued)


Philadelphia, PA: Bioren & Madan, 1795. 1st Edition. Leather Bound. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). 16mo 5.75 - 6.75'' tall. "Corrected From the Latest and Best London Editions, With Notes By Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. to Which Are Added, a Glossary and the Life of the Author. First American printing of the works of Shakespeare. Imbellished with a striking Likeness from the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Chandos. 1st American Printing. Volumes 1,3,4,5,6,7 ONLY of 8 volume set. Full leather bound, boards undecorated, spine has deep-red title band and black edition band, with gold lettering, stars and bands. Plain endpapers and page edges. Volume One has frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare. All title pages state 'First American Edition', with a date of 1795 or 1796. Some spine ends have small leather loss, to level of top or bottom of text block. All hinges are intact but very tender, with some cracking along spine/board borders. Page ends fairly clean with only minor age toning. Text blocks are firmly bound. Small ancient previous owner name on all title pages. Many pages clear of foxing, but light foxing or tanning throughout. . ISBN: B001NLYCDQ.
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  • Bookseller: BookScene US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 71796
  • Title: The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare ( Shakespeare ). First American Printing 1795
  • Author: Shakespeare, William; Shakspeare
  • Format/binding: Leather Bound
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket (as issued)
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Bioren & Madan
  • Place: Philadelphia, PA
  • Date published: 1795
  • Size: 16mo 5.75 - 6.75\'\' tall


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