[Eighteen 'Sketches' from Shakespeare.]
[British, n.d., c.1830.]
Set of 18 unsigned etchings in outline illustrating scenes from Shakespeare plays; oblong folio (390 x 510mm, 15¼ x 20"), contemporary marbled green boards with red label to upper cover stamped "Sketches" in gilt. Leather spine and corners. Varying degrees of foxing to plates, most with good margins. Binding generally scuffed and rubbed, with bumped extremities and loss to spine.
All plates are captioned in ink mss. by a contemporary hand, with title of play and quoting some relevant lines. Trade label to inside upper cover of Henry Richards, bookbinder, bookseller and stationer at 14 Great Portland Street, London, 1820-39.
Provenance: from the Egerton Estate. See British Book Trade Index.
[Ref: 28142] £850.00