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SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare revised by George Steevens. London: W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Printing-Office, for John and Josiah Boydell, George and W. Nicol, from the types of W. Martin, 1802.
SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare revised by George Steevens. London: W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Printing-Office, for John and Josiah Boydell, George and W. Nicol, from the types of W. Martin, 1802.
SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare revised by George Steevens. London: W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Printing-Office, for John and Josiah Boydell, George and W. Nicol, from the types of W. Martin, 1802.
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SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare revised by George Steevens. London: W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Printing-Office, for John and Josiah Boydell, George and W. Nicol, from the types of W. Martin, 1802.
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SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare revised by George Steevens. London: W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Printing-Office, for John and Josiah Boydell, George and W. Nicol, from the types of W. Martin, 1802.

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SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare revised by George Steevens. London: W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Printing-Office, for John and Josiah Boydell, George and W. Nicol, from the types of W. Martin, 1802.

The Camden copy of the first Boydell edition. According to the prospectus of1798, a type foundry, an ink factory, and a printing house were all specially started for the production of this magnificent edition with plates by leading English artists and prefaces by Pope and Johnson. Jaggard p.508.

9 volumes, folio (418 x 318mm). 96 engraved plates after W. Hamilton, J. Northcote, J. Opie, J. Reynolds, G. Romney, R. Smirke, T. Stothard, F. Wheatley, R. Westall and others (spotting to plates and some text leaves). Contemporary diced russia, sides with gilt foliate borders enclosing gilt arms of the 2nd Earl Camden, turn-ins gilt (some repairs to joints, lower board of vol.6 detached). Provenance: John Jeffreys Pratt, 2nd Earl Camden (1759-1840; binding).
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