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Shakespeare, William, 1564–1616. Selections. 1857

Sentiments and similes of William Shakespeare : a classified selection of similes, definitions, descriptions, and other remarkable passages in the plays and poems of Shakespeare / by Henry Noel Humphreys.

Second edition.
London : Longmans, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, MDCCCLVII [1857]
Physical Description:
[6],100 p. ; 20 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR2771 .H86 1857
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Printed by Spottiswoode & Co., New-Street-square.
One of eight Victorian titles bound in black papier mâché by commercial firms.--Cf. McLean.
First page of text chromolithographed; gold ruling and initials decorate pages throughout.
T.p. within gold decorated border with lettering in gilt, maroon and black.
McLean, R. Victorian book design, p. 111
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in original papier mâché binding. The black ornate frame is set in a border with a red background showing through the strap-work. A terracotta oval medallion relief of Shakespeare's head is inserted in the center of the upper board. A similiar relief of his initials in terracotta is inserted on the back. With gilt edges and yellow endpapers.
Subject Terms:
Longmans, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts -- Publisher.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Quotations.
Spottiswoode & Co. -- Printer.
Chromolithographs -- 1857.
Papier-mâché bindings (Binding) -- 1857.
Humphreys, Henry Noel, 1810-1879, binding designer.

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