London, South Kensington
6 June 2006
SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). The Plays ... to which are added notes by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. London: for C. Bathurst, J. Rivington and Sons, T. Payne and Son, L. Davis, W. Owen [and 25 others], 1785. 10 volumes, 8°, engraved portrait frontispiece in vol. I, 4 plates, one folding (occasional spotting or light waterstaining). Contemporary tree calf, spines gilt in compartments (some covers almost detached, some labes chipped or missing). Provenance: A. Caldecott (signature on each title); Repton School Library (bookplate). Third edition. Lowndes VI, 2270.
With Samuel Johnson's The Lives of the most eminent English Poets (London, 1794, 4 vols., new edition), Sir John Wilson's The Royal Philatelic Collection (London, 1952), a nine-volume set of Gibbon and three odd volumes, all with the bookplate or library stamp of Repton School. (27)
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