1836 · Hartsford, CT
by Shakespeare, William; George Steevens
Hartsford, CT: Andrus and Judd, 1836. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. Both volumes are bound in full tan calf leather with gilt titles and rules to spines. Wear and rubbing with a few pulls to leather. Bindings remain tight. Foxing to interiors. Includes 16 engraved plates. An earlier edition calls for engraved title pages, but this edition does not have engraved title pages. Previous owner's signature of Blanche Douglas to in pen to both front free endpapers. Worm holes to first 100 pages of first volume - Just a small hole on most pages, but longer on first 10 pages. Occasional notes in margins in pen. Longer pen inscription to page 448 (at the end of Hamlet) with a list of three interpretations of Hamlet's actions. Handwritten auction receipt dated 1837 laid into front of volume two. The receipt includes 2 Walker dictionaries for 25 cents each, one bottle of colonge (11 cents), 2 volumes of Shakespeare (presumably THIS copy) for $2.10, etc. 466 pages in volume I; 478 plus Glossary in volume II. LIT/051320 (Shakespeare section).
(Inventory #: 34023)