Item #32036 Original Leaves From the First Four Folios of the Plays of William Shakespeare 1623, 1632, 1663, 1685. Edwin Eliott Willoughby.
Original Leaves From the First Four Folios of the Plays of William Shakespeare 1623, 1632, 1663, 1685.
Original Leaves From the First Four Folios of the Plays of William Shakespeare 1623, 1632, 1663, 1685.
Original Leaves From the First Four Folios of the Plays of William Shakespeare 1623, 1632, 1663, 1685.
Original Leaves From the First Four Folios of the Plays of William Shakespeare 1623, 1632, 1663, 1685.
(Grabhorn Press)

Original Leaves From the First Four Folios of the Plays of William Shakespeare 1623, 1632, 1663, 1685.

San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1935. Folio. (29)pp. One of only 73 copies printed for David Magee by the Grabhorn Press, containing original leaves from each of the first four folio editions of Shakespeare's plays. The leaves included are from A Midsummer Night's Dream (pp. 147/8), The Life and Death of King Richard the Second (pp. 32/2), The Tragedy of Julius Caesar (pp. 703/4), and Macbeth (pp. 57/8), from the first through fourth editions, respectively. The Macbeth leaf features the famous "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow" soliloquy. Further illustrated with facsimiles of the title pages from each edition. Laid into this copy is a printed folder containing four additional leaves with the identical passage from Richard the Second from the first through fourth folios. In the publisher's binding of brown patterned boards backed in red niger. Corners rubbed and lightly bumped, minimal shelfwear to spine foot, else nearly fine. Leaves and contents are fine. A fragile production seldom encountered in such bright condition. Item #32036

(BCC #47; Chalmers 67).

Price: $10,000.00

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