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1765 SHAKESPEARE Set Leather Bound ANTIQUE Illustrated books
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Author: William Shakespeare Language: English
Format: Fine Binding Date of Publication: 1700-1799
Fiction Subject: Classic Literature
*Please note that due to a change in circumstances I will only be able to post on Saturdays so please ensure you pay promptly to receive your books quickly!*
As I have far too many books, I am currently selling a range of books for more space.

The Works of William Shakespeare - Vol 1, 3,4,5,6,7,8 and two supplements
Printed for J & R Tonson, 1765 all except supplements - 1780
Here is a very rare and impressive set of Shakespeare's works dating from the 18th century.
Nearly two hundred and fifty years old, this set represents an historic publication and a great investment.
Featuring all but one volume of the original eight and two extra supplements, this set comes with all of the best known works.
The first volume comes with a rare engraving and the first supplement does too.
With original leather bindings, decorative spines and pink tint to page edges, this set is attractive and very rare indeed.

Recently I sold a similar age copy of a single volume for £255 so this is a chance to get a set at a great price:

Cheapest Abebooks original bindings equivalent at £1779

(More photos below of title pages after Volume one as Vol one is shown above)

In Good overall condition
Covers generally aged and showing wear, considerable peeling and aging etc very worn in some cases.
Generally good inside with surprisingly strong binding and only a few instances of page weakness.
General wear but overall good - expected age-related flaws etc
Generally nice and a very rare set.

Please ask if you wish for Royal Mail postage.
I'm happy to post worldwide but please contact me first to find out postage prices.

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On 02-May-14 at 19:26:30 BST, seller added the following information:

Please contact me in advance if you want to collect - Item located in West Sussex

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