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Mr. Donnelly's Reviewers (Inscribed : "To My Dear Wife, I.D., June 15, 1889
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Mr. Donnelly's Reviewers (Inscribed : "To My Dear Wife, I.D., June 15, 1889

By O'Connor, Wm. D.

Chicago: Belford, Clarke and Co, 1889. Octavo. 101 pages.(4)pp ads at rear which advertises Donnelly's works. Inscribed "To my dear wife/I.D./June 15, 1889, also signed by Mrs. Ignatius Donnelly at end of book. His work The Great Cryptogram attempted to prove Francis Bacon was, in fact, the author of Shakespeare's plays. This work relates to what people had written about his views of the Shakespeare-Bacon theory. Bound in green cloth lettered in gilt, spine plain, light spots of rubbing. A nice copy.

$175.00

Reconsidering the Renaissance; Papers from the Twenty-first Annual Conference of Medieval and Renaissance Texts & Studies
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Reconsidering the Renaissance; Papers from the Twenty-first Annual Conference of Medieval and Renaissance Texts & Studies

By Di Cesare, Mario

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996. First Edition. Octavo. xi, 528 pages, illustrations. The breadth of the term "Renaissance" is covered from a seminal article by Paul Oskar Kristeller's "Renaissance Humanism and its Significance" to the English Renaissance with aspects of Shakespeare, George Herbert, Donne and Milton. D.S. Chamber's "Spas in the Italian Renaissance" covers the 13th-16th centuries in terms of the revival of ancient medical science in Padua and Bologna. It concludes with the article by Gordon Campbell, "Popular Ideas of God in the Renaissance." This last article will be thought-provoking to those who know at least the outlines of historical theology as the humanists and especially Milton dealt with the ideas without building upon the most obscure aspects of the medieval synthesis. Bound in red cloth lettered in gilt, front free endpaper with evidence of sticker removal. A very nice near fine copy.

$40.00

The Works of Shakspere [sic], Imperial Edition/edited By Charles Knight, with Illustrations on Steell By C.W. Cope, W.P. Frith, C.R. Leslie,..et. Al
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The Works of Shakspere [sic], Imperial Edition/edited By Charles Knight, with Illustrations on Steell By C.W. Cope, W.P. Frith, C.R. Leslie,..et. Al

By Shakespear, William, 1564-1616

London, [1873-1876]: Virtue & Company. Folio. These are the complete original parts issued over a four year period to subscribers. (A later issue was published in New York by Virtue and Yorston). All fifty-six parts are present with each complete with the plates as issued.. [Volumes 1-50 the Works, Vol. 1-6 as William Shakespeare: a biography. The collation is the same as that of the Folger Library which was bound into two large folio volumes. (see Flat PR2755.k7 Z3c. Sh. Col.). Complete sets with each illustration in steel are unknown (Vol. 49-50 provided instruction so either Virtue & Company or the subscriber's personal binder could bind them to the collector's preference). George Knight spent over four decades in trying to find the most authentic engravings on Shakespeare's plays. These are the culmination of his monumental efforts with each plate nearly pristine and lacking the foxing that appears on some copies. Bound in original pink wrappers, edge chipped on some, one of the biographies lacks front wrapper and another lacks half of a front wrapper. A very good set.

$1475.00

Shakespearian Production, with Especial Reference to the Tragedies
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Shakespearian Production, with Especial Reference to the Tragedies

By Knight, G. Wilson

Northwestern University Press, 1964. First American Edition. Octavo. 323pp., The present edition contains further additions and emendations from the 1936 and 1949 editions, most of which are dated so that the author's progression of thought can be followed. Photo-illustrated, bound in red cloth spine gilt with title gilt over black. A very good copy in very good dust jacket with some shipping to spine ends.

$45.00

The Vocal Music To Shakespeare's Plays
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The Vocal Music To Shakespeare's Plays

By Shakespeare, William

London , 1922-1925: Samuel French. Quarto. Complete in 20 vols. Library deaccession. All in original wrappers, some toning to edges of a few with noted defects of each within list. Many of Shakespeare's plays called for songs or music. Antony and Cleopatra included the music for a drinking song, the witches scene in Macbeth was set to music, as were parts of Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night and others. The following is a complete library of music that may have been used in the plays of Shakespeare. A complete set of these musical scores are quite scarce. Macbeth: nd(ca.1925), 24pp. Much Ado About Nothing: nd(ca.1924), 26pp. A Midsummer Nights Dream: 1923, 89pp. Cymbeline: 1925, 13pp, wrapper with some chipping, spine with old tape mends. The Merchant of Venice: 1922, 24pp. Henry IV, Part II: 1925, 10pp. stapled As You Like It: nd(ca.1925) 27pp. Love's Labour's Lost:1925. 21pp., light chipping to corners and edge of front wrapper King Lear: 1925,13pp. light chipping to edge of front wrapper, old tape mend to spine. Antony and Cleopatra: 1925, 13pp. A couple of chips and closed tears to bottom edges. Two Gentlemen of Verona: 1925, 9pp. Othello: 1924, 10pp. lacks rear wrapper The Winter's Tale: 1925, 17pp. Hamlet:1922, 7pp. lacks rear wrapper Romeo and Juliet: 1925, 7pp. Lacks rear wrapper, stapled Twelfth Night: 1922, 17pp.stapled Henry the Eighth: 1925, 12pp. lacks rear wrapper The Tempest: 1924, 33pp. Spiral bound. Measure for Measure: 1925, 7pp. The Merry Wives of Windsor:1924, 11pp.

$350.00

Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

By [Shakespeare, William] Hubbard, Elbert

East Aurora, New York: Roycrofters, 1902. Quarto. Inscribed most likely by Alice Hubbard for Elbert. Inscription reads;" To H. H. Tammen/from his friend/ Elbert Hubbard/ March 10, 1904". H.H. Tammen was a wealthy dealer in curios. His company, H.H. Tammen & Co. was based in Denver . 172pp., bound in half brown suede over paper covered boards lettering gilt, printed on Roycroft handmade paper, top edge gilt all others uncut, minor wear to corners, chip to foot of spine, wrinkle to front free endpaper towards inner hinge, nice previous owner's bookplate. A very nice copy.

$250.00

Venus and Adonis
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Venus and Adonis

By [William Shakespeare] Doebler, John (editor) and Introduction

Tempe, AZ: Pyracantha Press, 1984. Limited Edition. Quarto. Limited Edition. One of 30 numbered proof copies, signed by book designer, editor, and press director. The present copy is number 7. [8], 8, [60]pp. Based on Shakespeare's First Quarto, 1593, in the Bodleian Library. Hand made paper, illustrated with stone lithographs. Bound in three quarter black calf over maroon cloth boards, spine lettering gilt. This copy was formally owned by the editor's wife and book dedicatee, with her signature on the front free endpaper.

$450.00

New Heaven, New Earth: Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

By Blits, Jan H.

Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A.: Lexington Books, 2009. Octavo. 229p. index. The author has written on other Shakespeare's Plays to critical acclaim but here the scene-by-scene, line-by-line philosophical study allows both serious director and actor as well as the serious reader to grasp items that have often been missed. Bound in pictorial glossy papr covered boards. A handsoe copy, near fine,

$60.00

The Origin and Development of Shakespeare's Hamlet

By Bay, J. Christian

Metuchen, N. J.: American Book Collector, 1931. Original Paper Wrps. Very Good/No Dust Jacket as Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Limited to an edition of only seventy-one copies, the author was not only famous for his works on book collecting but also translated Danish folklore into English. Here his famous essay traces the Danish origins of Hamlet.

$45.00

A Concise Companion to Shakespeare and the Text
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A Concise Companion to Shakespeare and the Text

By Murphy, Andrew (ed)

(Malden, MA: 2007): Blackwell Publishing, 2007. First Edition. Octavo. 263 p., bibliography and index. Articles include: Helen Smith, "The Publishing Trade in Shakespeare's Time", Thomas Berger, "Shakespeare Writ Small; Early Single Editions", Anthony James West, "The life of the First Folio in the Seventeenth Century" up until the present ways databases assist the Shakespeare scholar. This is the first single volume work to include so much of the ways in which early edited Shakespeare editions are informed by historical and modern research. Bound in black cloth, spine lettering silver, near fine in near fine pictorial dust jacket.

$75.00

Shakespear's Sexual Comedy: A Mirror for Lovers
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Shakespear's Sexual Comedy: A Mirror for Lovers

By Richmond, Hugh M.

Indianapolis: (1971): Bobbs Merrill Co. First Edition. Octavo. First printing. 210pp. Uses The Taming of a Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, and The Merchant of Venice, and others. Text and quoted lines. References. Bound in black cloth, spine lettering gilt in unclipped dust jacket lettered and decorated in black purple and green. edges rubbed, bottom edge o rear panel with short wrinkles. A very good copy in very good dust jacket.

$30.00

The Elizabethan Hamlet
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The Elizabethan Hamlet

By McGee, Arthur

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. First Edition. Octavo. 211p index, a study of the play as his audiences would have viewed it in a much bleaker, stronger and deeper religious play than usually presented on the London stage. Bound in black cloth, spine lettering gilt, near fine in very good red pictorial dust jacket with fading to spine.

$45.00

Elizabethan & Renaissance Studies 71:2
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Elizabethan & Renaissance Studies 71:2

By Hogg, James (editor)

Salzburg, Austria: Institut For Anglistik Und Amerikanistik, Universitat Salzburg, 1981. First Edition. Octavo. English and German text. 117pp. Articles on early Greek scholars in England, as well as Macbeth, Henry IV, and KIng Lear. Library Bar-Code sticker on rear endpaper. Bound in red paper wraps with black lettering, small sticker to verso of last page. Very nice copy.

$37.50

The Second Best Bed: Shakespear's Will in a New Light

By Rogers, Joyce

Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1993. First Printing. Cloth. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 8vo., 137pp. Text. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Bound in maroon cloth boards.

$55.00

Play, Death, and Heroism in Shakespeare
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Play, Death, and Heroism in Shakespeare

By Farrell, Kirby

Chapel Hill, NC;( 1989): University of North Carolina Press. First Edition. Octavo. First printing. 235pp. An important thesis on play-death in Shakespeare's characters, and the achievement of perceived autonomy in family and society in Renaissance England. Illustrated with classic painting. Text. Chapter notes. Index. Bound in red cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, previous owner;s name. A fine copy in fine pictorial dust jacket.

$50.00

Shakespeare and the Icon of Time
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Shakespeare and the Icon of Time

By Iwasaki, Soji, Foreword By M. C. Bradbrook

Tokyo: Liber Press, 1992. First Edition. Octavo. First edition translated into English. Slip laid in "compliments of the author" and signed by him. 330pp. text with foot notes, illustrated with historical illustrations. A turning point in Shakespearian theory: Scholar, Iwasaki uses King Lear, Richard III, and Macbeth to examine Shakespeares' use of time. Bound in maroon cloth, spine lettering gilt. A fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket.

$50.00