THE SONNETS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ELABORATELY BOUND BY BAYNTUN RIVIERE IN A BEAUTIFUL COSWAY-STYLE BINDING WITH A HAND PAINTED IVORENE MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
London: The Riccardi Press 1913.
The complete sonnets of William Shakespeare bound by Bayntun-Riviere in an elaborate Cosway-style binding. Octavo, bound in full morocco by Bayntun-Riviere with a hand painted miniature ivorene portrait of Shakespeare under glass to the front panel within a gilt border, gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, gilt ruling and ornamental cornerpieces to the front panel, gilt ruling and central floral vignette to the rear panel, gilt turn-ins, inner dentelles, watered silk doublures and endleaves, all edges gilt. One of 1000 copies printed on handmade Riccardi paper. In fine condition. Exceptionally rare.
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 123490
London: Hodder & Stoughton .
The deluxe signed limited edition of Shakespeare’s The Tempest; one of 500 copies singed by Edmund Dulac. Quarto, bound in full morocco by Asprey with gilt titles and ruling to the spine, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt with others uncut. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac with 40 tipped-in full color plates with captioned tissue guards. One of 500 numbered copies signed by Edmund Dulac, this is number 632. In fine condition. Armorial bookplate to the pastedown. Rare and desirable bound by Asprey.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 122980
Rare large paper edition of the plays of William Shakespeare; elaborately bound in full contemporary calf
London: Printed by T. Bensley 1803-1804.
Rare large paper edition of the plays of William Shakespeare. Royal octavo, 8 volumes bound in full contemporary calf with gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to the spines in six compartments within raised gilt bands, elaborate gilt ruling to the panels, all edge gilt, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, wood-engraved vignette to each title page. In near fine condition. A beautiful set, desirable bound in contemporary calf.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 121822
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind": Finely bound example of The Works of William Shakespere; with a fore-edge painting of him
The Works of William Shakespere; Containing His Plays and Poems from the Text of the Editions by Charles Knight: With Glossarial Notes and Facts Connected with His Life and Writings, Abridged From ‘William Shakespere, A Biography’. [Fore-edge Painting].
London: George Bell and Sons 1887.
Finely bound example of this collection of Shakespeare’s plays and poems with a fore-edge painting. Octavo, bound in full red morocco with gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, elaborate gilt ruling and and fleuron cornerpieces to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, illustrated by W. Harvey. With a fore-edge painting of a portrait of Shakespeare with a scene from a Midsummer Night’s Dream. In near fine condition. Embossed stamp.
Price: $1,850.00 Item Number: 121336
"The largest single engraving enterprise ever undertaken in England": Rare Finely Bound Complete Set of Boydell's Monumental illustrated edition of the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare
London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for John and Josiah Boydell, George and W. Nicol. 1802.
Rare finely bound complete set of “by far the largest single engraving enterprise ever undertaken in England”, John Boydell’s magnificent illustrated folio edition of the dramatic works of Shakespeare. Folio, 9 volumes. Bound in three quarters morocco with gilt titles to the spine, all edges marbled. Elaborately illustrated with 96 plates engraved by the most eminent British engravers and painters of the era including Richard Westall, Thomas Stothard, George Romney, Henry Fuseli, Benjamin West, Angelica Kauffman, Robert Smirke, James Durno, John Opie, Francesco Bartolozzi, Thomas Kirk, and Henry Thomson. Edited by George Steevens, one of the greatest Shakespearean scholars of the 18th century. In near fine condition. A rare complete set of Boydell’s masterpiece, for which he spared no expense to produce.
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 109329
Sculptural bust of the greatest dramatist in literary history, William Shakespeare. Faux antique bronze, mounted on a walnut base. Signed by the artist, “T. Holland” on the rear of the bust. Best remembered as a sculptor and avid polo player, California native Thomas Holland created a variety of bronze pieces primarily depicting equestrian themes and major literary figures. The entire piece measures 15 inches tall. In near fine condition. A unique piece.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 94705
The Constable Edition of The Works of Shakespeare; one of only 1,000 copies bound by BaynTun in cosway-style binding and elaborately illustrated with original watercolors
Edinburgh: T. and A. Constable; Grant Richards 1903-1904.
The Constable edition of the works of Shakespeare. Folio, ten volumes. Elaborately bound in full blue morocco by Bayntun Riviere in Cosway-style binding with hand painted portrait medallions under glass to the front panel of each volume, gilt titles to the spine, gilt tooling to the spine and front panel, fleuron cornerpiece designs within gilt frames, raised gilt bands, inner dentelles, top edge gilt, silk endleaves, ribbon bound in. Illustrated with 479 tissue-guarded plates and 531 original illustrations, 525 of which are original watercolors. One of only 1,000 copies, this is number 149. Volume X is signed by Grant Richards, who produced that volume only, on the limitation page. Each volume contains four plays, with the exception of volume ten which contains two plays followed by Shakespeare’s narrative poems and sonnets. In near fine condition. Exceptionally rare and desirable. A stunning set.
Price: $35,000.00 Item Number: 95176
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind": Finely Bound Set of The Works of Shakespeare
London: Swan Sonnenschein & Company 1880.
The Works of William Shakespeare, The Stratford-on-Avon edition. Octavo, 10 volumes, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, top edge gilt. Bound with 186 full page photogravures and photo-engravings. Edited by Alexander Dyce. In very good condition.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 37019
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, facsimile frontispiece. 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.”
Price: $100,000.00 Item Number: 5605