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    Limited Edition Signed by Burgess

    Anthony Burgess. The World of William Shakespeare. London: The Arcadia Press, 1971.

    Number 19 of 265 limited edition copies signed by Burgess on the limitation page. Quarto. 272 pages. Profusely illustrated throughout with black-and-white and color illustrations and photographs.

    Hand-bound in full red morocco by Zaehnsdorf of London, with gilt spine titles inside five raised bands, a depiction of the Globe on the upper front cover artfully stamped in blue, brown, orange, red, and green morocco onlays, gilt-ruled trim, and inner gilt dentelles of leaves. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Housed in a matching red cloth slipcase. A beautifully designed book in very fine condition.

    A wonderfully dense but accessible study of Elizabethan England, specifically Shakespeare's London, with dozens of illustrations to provide context.


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