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    Elaborate Fine Binding

    Hamilton Wright Mabie. William Shakespeare: Poet, Dramatist, and Man. New York: Macmillan, 1900.

    First edition. Limited to 150 numbered copies (this being number 125), signed by Mabie. Quarto. xviii, 421 pages. Illustrations. Index.

    Bound by H. Jackel in full crushed olive morocco over boards. Gilt fillets and floral tooled designs to the boards. Raised bands, with gilt-tooled letterings and ornate decorations. Top edge gilt. Highly embellished purple morocco doublures with green, red, and yellow inlaid morocco displaying Shakespeare's initials surrounded by gilt-tooled floral elements. Violet silk moiré endpapers. In matching suede-lined olive morocco pull-off box. Some minor scuffing to the box. Near fine.


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