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    Samuel Johnson's Eight Volume Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare. The Plays of William Shakespeare, in Eight Volumes. With the corrections and illustrations of various commentators; to which are added notes by Sam. Johnson. London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson, et al., 1765. First variorum edition, although this distinction is more commonly applied to the 1803 edition. Issue with paginated preface (v-lxxii). Eight volumes. Octavo. Engraved portrait of Shakespeare used as frontispiece in volume I. Contemporary calf, rebacked to style; gilt-lettered spine label, gilt board rules. Boards worn along the edges; corners abraded; toning and occasional light foxing; former owner's bookplate on the front pastedown of volume I. Ebisch and Schücking, p. 54. Jaggard, p. 501. Shaksperiana, Part III, 16.

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    April, 2014
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