Lot 2083
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Boydell, John & Josiah, eds. A Collection of Prints, From Pictures Painted for the Purpose of Illustrating the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare. London: John & Josiah Boydell, 1803 [dedications dated 1805]. 2 volumes. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece portraits in each volume, title-page vignettes, and 95 (of 96) full-page engravings after paintings by Henry Fuseli, Joshua Reynolds, George Romney, Francis Wheatly, Josiah Boydell, and others. Folio (677 x 527 mm). Disbound, custom black goat-backed clamshell cases, gilt-lettered red goat spine label. Wanting plate for Titus Andronicus Act IV, scene 1, frontispieces with some edgewear, creases to second volume frontis, light foxing, generally dark, attractive impressions.
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