William. Mr. William Shakespear's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published
according to the true Original Copies. Unto which is added, Seven Plays, Never
before Printed in Folio... The Fourth edition. London: Printed for H. Herringman,
E. Brewster, and R. Bentley, 1685. Folio, 18th-century full sheep
rebacked, red leather labels. $90,000.
first state, without Chiswell's name on title page. Final leaf supplied from
another copy of the same edition, portrait washed and pressed with a few almost undetectable paper repairs;
interior very clean with only minor blemishes, four leaves in center of text
treated at an early date. A very tall (14.5
inches, the same as the famed Berland copy), wide-margined copy in beautiful
early binding of one of the most desirable books in all of collecting. Rare.
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