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    [William Shakespeare]. The Plays of William Shakespeare. In Ten Volumes. With the Corrections and Illustrations of Various Commentators; to Which are Added Notes by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. London: C. Bathurst [et al.], 1785. "The Third Edition, Revised and Augmented by the Editor of Dodsley's Collection of Old Plates." Ten volumes. Octavo. Various paginations. Handful of plates in first volume, primarily portraits. Contemporary mottled calf, spine decoratively tooled in gilt with dark brown and red leather spine labels, boards with decorative gilt border, gilt fillet decoration; text block edges trimmed; marbled endpapers. Rebacked, with remains of original spine laid down; some minor scarring, darkening to calf; boards rubbed; spine ends and board edges worn, resulting in some loss to fillet decorations. Armorial book labels at front pastedowns. Text block edges slightly darkened, with occasional speck of soiling. Very good overall.

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    5th Thursday
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