Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.
Second Folio of Shakespeare
Item Number: 1171
New York: Harper, 1847.
Second Folio Edition. Bound in full red leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands. It is estimated that no more than 1000 copies of the Second Folio were printed, and it is believed less than 200 copies are still in existence today. In facsimile is Tempest p. 1/2; “Two Gentlemen from Verona ” p. 20; “Othello” p. 351/2 & 359. In very good condition.
Other Books by this Author
The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, Studies, Biography and Poems of William Shakspere [Shakespeare].
London: Charles Knight, 1851.
Octavo, 9 volumes. Three quarters leather with gilt tooling to the spine over marbled panels. All edges marbled. Contains The Comedies in two volumes, Histories in two volumes, Tragedies in two volumes, Studies Biography and Poems of Shakspere. Also laid in is a contemporary postcard of Shakespere. In very good condition.
"The finest of all editions of our greatest poet": Complete Set of The Nonesuch Press Masterpiece: The Works of Shakespeare
London: Nonesuch Press, 1929-33..
Octavo, 7 volumes, original full niger morocco, covers ruled in gilt, titles to the spine in gilt, raised bands. One of 1,600 copies. Edited by Herbert Farjeon. In very good to near fine condition. A very attractive set.
The Works of Shakespear (Shakespeare) In Six Volumes. Collated and Corrected by the former Editions, By Mr. Pope. [The Seventh Volume The Whole Revis’d and Corrected, with a Preface, by Dr. Sewell.]
London: Printed for Jacob Tonson in the Strand, 1723-1725..
First editions of Alexander Popes Shakespeare, with the supplementary seventh volume, rarely present, which was issued by another publisher in 1725 and included Venus and Adonis, the poems and an essay on the history of drama. One of 750 copies. Quarto, seven volumes. Bound in full contemporary leather, volume 7 bound in quarter leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers. Volume 1 with the engraved frontispiece of Shakespeare by George Vertue, engraved portrait of Alexander Pope. An excellent set in very good condition, rebacked.
London: Oxford University Press, 1945, 1949.
Octavo, bound in three quarters blue leather. Gilt tooling and titles to the spine. Top edge gilt. Presents nicely.
London: Printed for H. Herringman, and are to be sold by Joseph Knight and Francis Saunders, 1685.
First edition of the Fourth Folio of Shakespeare. Bound in full brown morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine. The fourth folio is the final and most magnificent of the four 17th-century folio editions of Shakespeare’s plays. The Fourth Folio “contains the additional seven plays that first appeared in the 1663 edition [including the authentic Pericles, Prince of Tyre], as well as a good deal of correction and modernization of the text designed to make it easier to read and understand” (Folger’s Choice). Old paper repair to verso of title-page, several other very minor paper repairs. Some browning and minimal staining, a very good example. As in some other copies, as Greg notes, number of errors in signatures have been corrected in manuscript, presumably at the time of publication. Although there is no accurate census of the number of folios still extant today, it is believed that copies of each printing number only in the hundreds. The rarest form of the fourth folio. This is the rare Knight and Saunders issue, with their names on the title-page. W. W. Greg observes, “Since the title is entirely reset it is presumably a cancel printed after the volume was complete and perhaps republished, and designed for those copies that Herringman chose to issue through his own booksellers” (Greg III, 1121). In 1684, Herringman turned over the retail side of his business to Francis Saunders and his partner Joseph Knight. Fourth Folios almost invariably bear the imprints “Herringman-Brewster-Bentley” or “Herringman-Brewster-Chiswell-Bentley.”
"Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit em, but remember its a sin to kill a mockingbird"; First edition of To Kill A Mockingbird; Signed by Harper Lee
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1960.
First edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original green cloth backed brown boards, titles to spine in gilt. Signed “with best wishes Harper Lee” on the front free endpaper. Review copy, with “This book has been sent with the compliments of Lou Klepper of J.B. Lippincott Company.” Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with minor wear to the spine extremities. Comes with Birmingham Pledge Foundation Lifetime Achievement Awards Ceremony program laid in. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. The first edition had a printing run of 5,000.
"Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit em, but remember its a sin to kill a mockingbird"; Early Printing of To Kill A Mockingbird; Signed by Harper Lee
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1960.
Twenty-first printing, published the same year as the first edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “with best wishes, Harper Lee.” Bookplate above the signature of the author, some mottling to the top of the cloth and top edge, in a very good eighth printing dust jacket.