Merry Wives of Windsor illustrated by Hugh Thomson

PBA Galleries

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Lot 228: Author: Shakespeare, William. Title: The Merry Wives of Windsor. Place Published: New York. Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes. Date Published: 1910. Description: Illustrated by Hugh Thomson, including 40 tipped-in color plates on brown paper, captioned tissue-guards. (4to) publisher's gilt-decorated vellum, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. No. 265 of 350 hand-numbered copies. First Thomson Illustrated Edition. Signed by the artist on the limitation page, as issued. One of only 100 copies for the American market, printed in England. With the wonderful and whimsical color illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Condition: Light wear to vellum, lacking ribbon ties; internally fine. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $500-$800
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