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    Shakespeare Signed by Actress Julia Arthur

    William Shakespeare. W[illiam] E[rnest] Henley [editor]. The Works of Shakespeare, Volume I: [The Tempest and The Two Gentlemen of Verona]. London: Printed at Edinburgh for Grant Richards, 1901.

    Julia Arthur edition, limited to 5 copies of which this is number 4. Signed by Julia Arthur Cheney and A. R. Keller on limitation page. Folio. Single volume of a ten-volume set. 142 pages. Extra-illustrated with watercolors and engraved plates in color.

    Custom full purple morocco with four raised bands by Ave Bindery. Gilt ruled boards and compartments. Gilt titles on backstrip. Compartments decorated with gilt and red floral onlays. Boards with elaborate gilt designs, white and red onlay designs, and a small gilt portrait of Shakespeare. Gilt ruled inner dentelles. Red morocco doublures with gilt floral design, and white flower and green leaf onlays. Red silk moiré endpapers. Top edge gilt with remaining edges uncut. Light rubbing and scuffing with sunning to backstrip. Mildly toned pages. A very good copy. From the Estate of John McLaughlin.


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