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    With a Fore-Edge Painting of Shakespeare's Birthplace

    [Fore-edge Painting]. William Shakespeare. The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare with a Glossary. Chiswick: Printed by C. Whittingham, 1823.

    Twelvemo. 666 pages plus two-page advertisement. Skillfully-executed fore-edge painting of a pastoral Elizabethan scene, depicting the Stratford-upon-Avon house in which Shakespeare was born and two figures in Elizabethan dress, one of whom may be Shakespeare, all surrounded by tall trees and other foliage.

    Nineteenth-century black leather decoratively stamped in gilt and blind. All edges gilt. Binding worn with abrading to the boards along the spine and edges. Corners rubbed. Headcap of spine loose but intact. Overall, a very good copy with a striking fore-edge painting.

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