London, South Kensington
1 June 2009
SHAKESPEARE -- Original Leaves from the First Four Folios of the Plays of William Shakespeare, 1623, 1632, 1663, 1685. San Francisco: Grabhorn Press for David Magee, 1935. 2° (367 x 249mm). An original leaf from each folio laid-in. Full-page reproductions of the titles of each of the four folios. Contemporary morocco, spine lettered in gilt (covers detached, spine worn, extremities rubbed); buckram case. Provenance: Boston University (booklabel; deaccession letter provided).
The original leaves included are: First Folio: The Life of Henry the Fifth, pp.69-90 (i.e.: the first leaf of this play); Second Folio: The Life of Henry the Fifth, pp.83-4; Third Folio: The Taming of the Shrew, pp.209-210; Fourth Folio: The Tragedy of Troilus and Cressida and The Tragedy of Coriolanus, pp. 257-8 (i.e.: the last and first page of each). One of 65 copies, this one unnumbered.
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