Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.

Rare Second Shakespeare Folio

Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.


Item Number: 30006

London: Printed by Tho. Cotes, for Robert Allot, And Are To Be Sold At His Shop, 1632.

Second Folio Edition. Bound in half leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, red morocco. 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 , 17/18, 19/ “Two Gentlemen from Verona ” p. 20; “Richard III” 173/4; final page of Macbeth and first page of Hamlet 171/2; “Othello” p. 351/2 & 359/; “Anthony and Cleopatra” p. 360 to 364, 3; Cymbeline. Rare.

The Shakespeare Folios "have an aura of book magic about them. For a bibliophile it is a volume devoutly to be wished for and rarely attained; to a library it is a crowning jewel of a collection Shakespeare, indeed, is a name to conjure with. No lengthy explanations are needed; he is simply the most distinguished author in the English language" (Legacies of Genius, 36).

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