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    Shakespeare's Poems in a Cosway-Style Binding

    [Cosway-Style Binding]. William Shakespeare. The Poems of Shakespeare. London: William Pickering, 1837.

    Octavo. lxxxix, 288 pages. Frontispiece.

    Cosway-style binding in scarlet crushed morocco over beveled boards. Gilt borders to boards. Front board embellished with Shakespeare's coat of arms in black and brown inlaid morocco and gilt tooling. Raised bands; gilt designs and lettering to spine. Doublures of navy blue crushed levant; inset to front doublure is a hand-painted oval portrait of Shakespeare under glass with a gold frame surrounded by six seed pearls. Dark blue silk moiré endpapers. All edges gilt. In simple custom clamshell box. A stunning fine binding in fine condition.

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