Walter Crane Merry Wives of Windsor Limited Edition

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2015-11-02 12:15:20


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Lot 55: (Crane, Walter) Author: Shakespeare, William. Title: Shakespeare's Comedy of the Merry Wives of Windsor Presented in Eight Pen Designs by Walter Crane. Place Published: London. Publisher: George Allen. Date Published: 1894. Description: Title and colophon leaves plus 8 engraved "Dallastype" illustrations by Walter Crane on India paper, mounted to heavy card, blank interleaves. (Folio) 37x27 cm (141/2x101/2") original green cloth, stamped in gilt on front and spine. No. 147 of 650 copies. Signed by both Walter Crane and by the printer Duncan C. Dallas. The plates were destroyed following the printing of this limited edition. Condition: Light wear to cloth, front hinge cracked; very good. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $400-$600
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