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Shakespeare's Seven Ages of Man Illustrated.
Shakespeare's Seven Ages of Man Illustrated.
Drawn by Tho.s Stothard Esq. R.A. Engraved by Will.m Bromley.
Publish'd Jan.y 24 1799 by W. Bromley, Jessamine House, Hammersmith.
Folio (455 x 305mm, 18 x 12"), original boards; stipple engraved title, engraved text sheet & 7 stipple plates, all printed in sepia; complete with very large margins. Binding distressed, plates with spotting and damp stain.
The complete set of plates illustrating Jaques's monologue in William Shakespeare's 'As You Like It', reproduced on the engraved text sheet. The title features two cherubs, one young, the other with a crutch, and an ouroboros (a snake eating its own tail). The plates are: 'Infant', 'School Boy', 'Lover', 'Soldier', 'Justice', 'Pantaloon' and 'Childishness'.
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