1888 Comedies, Histories, Tragedies Shakespare HUGE!
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FICTION "GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT!" ALL ORIGINAL IN and OUT, Huge! Rare! (Special Printing of Special Edition) Elephant Folios, All printed Black and red on High Grade hand made Rag Paper, the bindings are in relief, fine calf with gilding. Near Fine This 1888 Printing is nothing short of "Astounding". If it were not for some very minor signs of age on close inspection, I would think they were printed a couple of years ago. Huge Elephant Folios, Full set of 3 Volumes. A must see. They are in absolutley Near Fine! CONDITION 124 years old Untouched protected volumes. They are fully illustrated with some of the most beautiful artwork you will ever come across. all illustration papers 100%, everything 100%. These special edition volumes are bound in Gilted leater covers and are as the contents in MINT condition. "Like NEW!!"COMEDIES, HISTORIES, TRAGEDIES OF SHAKESPEARE/RARE FIRST "SPECIAL" EDITION"/1888
24 ENGRAVED PLATES/ELEPHANT FOLIO 17"/FINE LEATHER BIND
VERY RARE - SCARCE EDITION
RARE FIRST "SPECIAL" EDITION
FULL MOROCCO FINE LEATHER BINDINGS
ELEPHANT FOLIO 17" x 11" inches (LxB).
24 PHOTOGRAVURE ENGRAVED PLATES
THE NATIONAL SHAKESPEARE
An 1888 copy of the text of the First Folio of 1623
COMEDIES, HISTORIES, TRAGEDIES
Sir J. NOEL PATON
LONDON: William Mackenzie, N. D. [1888-1889] (Published date 1888). RARE FIRST EDITION. “Special Edition” ELEPHANT FOLIO 17" x 11" inches (LxB). Pp. (10), 303; (4), 232, (30); (4), 399 pages. Illustrated with Engraved Frontispiece portrait & 24 fine engraved photogravure plates. A rare book set originally issued in cloth & "only special copies in this fine original full gilt decorated morocco leather binding, gilt decorated covers & spine with 5 raised bands & gilt lettering in compartments". First edition, “special” issue, of this handsome illustrated 1888 Printing of Shakespeare’s First Folio in three large volumes: Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. The fabled First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays appeared in 1623. This “Special Edition” type-printing of 1888 is beautifully printed on handmade paper, bound in publisher’s full morocco and illustrated with “India-proof impressions” of Sir J. Noel Paton’s 20 splendid photo-engraved plates. Includes reproductions of the known portraits of Shakespeare. In A Fine condition. A classic work.
Artwork by: Sir Joseph Noel Paton FRSA, LL. D. (13 December 1821 – 26 December 1901) was a Scottish artist, born in Wooer's Alley, Dunfermline, Fife. Born to a family of weavers who worked with damask, Joseph continued the family trade for a short time. He had strong artistic inclinations however and studied briefly at the Royal Academy, London in 1843. He painted in the Pre-Raphaelite style and became a painter of historical, fairy, allegorical and religious subjects. The first picture to be shown to the public was 'Ruth Gleaning' which was shown at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1844. He won a number of prizes for his work including for two of his most famous works The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania (1846 – exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy) and The Reconciliation of Oberon and Titania (1847 – Westminster Hall), both of which are available to public view at the National Gallery of Scotland. Made an associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1847 and a fellow in 1850. In 1858, he married Margaret Gourlay Ferrier and had seven children (six sons and a daughter), the eldest being Diarmid Noel Paton (1859–1928) who became a regius professor of physiology in Glasgow in 1906. His second son Frederick Noel Paton (b. 1861) was to become director of commercial intelligence to the government of India (1905). In 1865, he was appointed Queen's Limner for Scotland. He also published two volumes of poetry and produced a number of sculptures. Two years later he received the knighthood and in 1878 was conferred the degree LL.D by the University of Edinburgh. One cannot conclude a potted biography of Sir Noel without mentioning that he was a well known antiquary, whose specialty was arms and armour. He died in Edinburgh on the 26th of December 1901.