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A Life of William Shakespeare

By: Adams, Joseph Quincy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266251

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, light general wear, pages faintly toned. 1923 Hard Cover. xvi, 559 pp. Adams was descended from the Presidential family, and was the first appointed director of the Folger Shakespeare Library. William Shakespeare (/??e?ksp??r/ SHAYK-speer; 26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616)[a] was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.[2][3][4] He is often called England's national poet, and the Bard of Avon.[5][b] His extant works, including collaborations, consist of ... View more info

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Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human

By: Bloom, Harold

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Riverhead Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263560

ISBN: 1573221201

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine slightly faded. 1998 Hard Cover. Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human is the culmination of Harold Bloom's life's work in reading, writing about, and teaching Shakespeare. It is his passionate and convincing analysis of the way in which Shakespeare not merely represented human nature as we know it today, but actually created it: before Shakespeare, there was characterization; after Shakespeare, there was character, men and women with highly individual personalities--Hamlet, Falstaff, Iago, Cleopatra, Macbeth, Rosalind, and Lear, among them. In making his argument... View more info

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Shakepeare and the Dramaturgy of Power (Princeton Legacy Library)

By: Cox, John D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263725

ISBN: 0691067651

Condition: Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 282 pp. Ranging over all the dramatic genres in the Shakespearean canon, this book focuses on plays where medieval drama most clearly illuminates Shakespeare's treatment of political power and social privilege. View more info

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[Salesman's Dummy] Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare (Stratford-on-Avon Edition)

By: Dyce, Alexander

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Swan Sonnenschein & Co.:

Seller ID: 2207277

Condition: Very Good


One-inch by two-inch chip to one page corner. Unpaginated. A salesman's dummy for the Stratford-on-Avon edition of Shakespeare's complete works. Edited by the Rev. Alexander Dyce who has revised the text and written a life of the poet, introductions to each drama and explanatory notes, together with a full and complete Glossary. Illustrated with one hundred and eighty-six full page photo-gravures and photo-engravings from ideal paintings by eminent masters and reproductions of famous impersonations of Shakespearean characters. Volume One: The Life of Shakespeare, The Tempest, The Two Gentlemen... View more info

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The Truth Will Out: Unmasking the Real Shakespeare

By: James, Brenda; Rubinstein, William D.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial: 2007

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2202487

ISBN: 0061146498

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Remainder mark, very light general wear. 2007 Trade Paperback. xxiv, 372 pp. For more than 150 years, academics have questioned how William Shakespeare of Stratford—a man with limited schooling who apparently never traveled abroad—wrote such a rich body of work said to draw on the largest vocabulary of any writer in the English language. Motivated by scholarship, Shakespeare historian Brenda James set out to uncover the truth behind literature's greatest mystery.The Truth Will Out is the culmination of James's search, a book five years in the making that details the intensiv... View more info

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The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere., in Eight Volumes: Tragedies I & II; Histories I & II; Comedies I & II; Biographies I & II [William Shakespeare]

By: Knight, Charles; Shakspere, William [Shakespeare]

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York: P.F. Collier: 1870

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2139736

Condition: Good


Boards rubbed with some loss of gilt, mostly from spines, a few light stains. 1870 Hard Cover. Complete in eight hardcover volumes. 8vo. Two-column format, engraved illustrations by various artists throughout. Includes Shakespeare's complete plays, including what Knight calls 'doubtful plays' such as Pericles, as well as a biography by Knight. View more info

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The Profane Book of Irish Comedy

By: Krause, David

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Cornell University Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275596

ISBN: 0801414695

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket very faintly toned. Page ridges faintly foxed. 1982 Hard Cover. 337 pp. An irreverent look at fourteen Irish dramatists. This book discusses the major works of 14 Irish playwrights: Samuel Beckett, Brendan Behan, Dion Boucicault, William Boyle, Paul Vincent Carrol, George Fitzmaurice, Lady Gregory, Denis Johnston, Sean O'Casey, Lennox Robinson, Bernard Shaw, George Shields, J.M. Synge, and W.B. Yeats. View more info

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The Quality of Mercy: The Eddie Stillson Story

By: Nessuno, Charles [DeMott, Edward John]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Edward John DeMott / Zookeenys: 2013

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199222

Condition: Very Good


Signed by author with inscription explaining pen-name: April 13, 2016. Dear Father McKenna, But Wishes for a belated birthday. Hope you enjoy my new books. Ha-ha, about the penname... I don't know... it just seemed to work. Made me less self-conscious when I write. Peace, Love, Joy, --Eddie. Near fine. 2013 Soft Cover. 487 pp. Dear Reader, before we unfold this story to you, it may set the tone and prove used if we first dwell on the words of William Shakespeare in his classic work, The Merchant of Venice. ...let us read a story about noble deeds of mercy in the face of man's inhumanity to man... View more info

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Shakespeare, the Globe & the world

By: Schoenbaum, S.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Folger Shakespeare Library/Oxford University Press: 1979

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2201507

ISBN: 0195026462

Condition: Good


1st printing. Spine creased, pages toned. 1979 Large Softcover. 208 pp. Based on a major Folger Library exhibition, the book displays rare, and in many instances, unique manuscripts, prints, patingins, sculptures, costumes, scene designs, playbills, films, and other memorabilia illustrating the various aspects of Shakespeare's career and impact.Keywords: SCHOENBAUM SHAKESPEARE GLOBE LITERATURE POETRY PLAYS BRITISH BRITAIN THEATER THEATRE View more info

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Romeo and Juliet, Painted by Ludovic Marchetti, Lucius Rossi, Oreste Cortazzo

By: Shakespeare, William

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Raphael Tuck and Sons, London / The Fine Art Works: 1880

Seller ID: 2081483

Condition: Good


Binding shaken - could use recasing, boards lightly soiled with light stain to base of front board, edge of RFEP a bit worn, two 1/4 inch tears to spine foot, pencil gift note on front flyleaf dated 1890. Pages are clean with no marks or foxing, with the exception of the rear endpapers which are very lightly foxed. Very minor transfer visible on pages opposite the bolder images. 1880 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 43, [1] pp. Folio. Boards are half red half pink cloth, split into two columns by single gilt rule. Gilt title on front board with cameo portrait of S... View more info

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Edition of The Shakespeare Head Press, Oxford

By: Shakespeare, William

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 1994

Seller ID: 2197885

ISBN: 0760703329

Condition: Near Fine


Ribbon marker mostly absent, otherwise excellent. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 1263 pp. 8vo. An attractive bonded leather edition, with gilt-edged pages and gold ribbon marker. Includes the plays, the poems, and a glossary following text. View more info

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The Complete Works [of William Shakespeare]

By: Shakespeare, William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Literary Guild / Michael O'Mara Books Limited: 1988

Seller ID: 1905393

Condition: Near Fine


Includes original jacket. Minor wear to corners.Near Fine. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1022 pp. A one-volume edition of Shakespeare's complete plays and poems. Two-column format. Includes 16 color plates by various artists, including Arthur Rackham. View more info

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Shakespeare's Comedy of A Midsummer-Night's Dream (Easton Press Deluxe Limited Edition)

By: Shakespeare, William

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Easton Press: 2010

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2200605

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, #143 of 250 copies. Includes green cloth publisher's slipcase. Limitation colophon page bound in following text, with corresponding certificate of authenticity laid in. Very faint scuff just above title on front board, else fine. 2010 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xii, [4], 185 pp. 4to. Full calf with gilt, white, green, and light blue decorations. All edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Tipped in color plates and black-and-white illustrations by W. Heath Robinson.In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare stages the workings ... View more info

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Twelfth Night (No Fear Shakespeare)

By: Shakespeare, William

Price: $3.00

Publisher: SparkNotes: 2003

Seller ID: 2263279

ISBN: 1586638513

Condition: Near Fine


Faint pink stain along bottom edge of rear wrapper and page-base, light sticker adhesive on spine. 2003 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 243 pp. No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of Twelfth Night on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. Each No Fear Shakespeare contains: The complete text of the original play; A line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday language; A complete list of characters with descriptions; Plenty of helpful commentary. View more info

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The Sonnets of William Shakespeare

By: Shakespeare, William

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press: 1946

Seller ID: 2266147

Condition: Very Good


A very good copy in a good slipcase. Slipcase edges bumped with a few light stains. No publisher date (circa mid-1900's), spine lightly toned, ink note on front endpaper. 1946 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. A very good copy in a good slipcase. The sonnets of William Shakespeare. View more info

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The National Shakespeare, A Fac-simile of the Text of the First Folio of 1623, in Three Volumes: Comedies; Histories; Tragedies [Facsimile]

By: Shakespeare, William

Price: $750.00

Publisher: William Mackenzie: 1888

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 2288519

Condition: Good


Hinges weakening, rear board and end matter of Histories volume stained, rear flyleaf of Histories volume removed, some loss from corners, front and end matter foxed. Overall a good set, but Histories is fair. A good candidate for restoration. 1888 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in three volumes. Folio. A facsimile of the 1623 first folio edition of Shakespeare's complete plays, in three volumes, with illustrations by Sir J. Noel Paton, R.S.A. Green cloth, gilt titles, black and gold decorations with inset red, black, and gold emblem on front board of e... View more info

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Hamlet: Screenplay, Introduction and Film Diary

By: Shakespeare, William; Branagh, Kenneth; Jackson, Russell

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1996

Seller ID: 2267690

ISBN: 0701165804

Condition: Very Good


Front wrapper creased, pencil initials on title page. 1996 Large Softcover. viii, 213 pp. Often credited with creating a popular movie audience for Shakespeare, Kenneth Branagh has wanted for many years to bring to the screen the complete, full-length version of Hamlet, Shakespeare's greatest play. The film, like the play, will have something for everyone, he says. Its a ghost story, a thriller, an action-packed murder mystery, and a great tragedy that is profoundly moving. With an outstanding cast of international actors--including Derek Jacobi as Claudius, Julie Christie as Gertrude, Kate Wi... View more info

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Romeo and Juliet

By: Shakespeare, William; Bryant, J.A., Jr.; Barnet, Sylvan

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Signet Classics: 2006

Seller ID: 2273765

ISBN: 1596092211

Condition: Very Good


Includes DVD. Wrappers rubbed, light general wear. 2006 Trade Paperback. lxxviii, 224 pp. Includes DVD, with new and updated critical essays and a revised bibliography. The fair city of Verona runs with the blood of warring families, while two young lovers dare to rebel against a destiny that declares they should be enemies. One of the greatest love stories of all time, Romeo and Juliet is filled with some of Shakespeare's most exquisite language and rich poetry. This intensely romantic and popular play has inspired countless performances-a favorite from high school gymnasiums to professional ... View more info

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, in Two Volumes

By: Shakespeare, William; Clark, W.G.; Wright, W. Aldis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Nelson Doubleday, Inc.: 1974

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2287272

Condition: Near Fine


No publisher date (circa mid-1900s). Half-inch tear along top edge of front jacket panel of volume one, quarter-inch tear along top edge of rear jacket panel of volume one. A few small chips and tears to jacket edges of volume two. 1974 Hard Cover. Continued pagination. Two volume set. All the plays; all the poems. Arranged in their chronological order. With an Introduction to each play, adapted from the Shakespearean primer of Professor Dowden. View more info

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King Lear [The Tragedy of] (Signet Classic)

By: Shakespeare, William; Fraser, Russell

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Signet Classic: 1998

Seller ID: 2204018

ISBN: 0451526937

Condition: Near Fine


Near Fine. 1998 Mass Market Paperback. lxxvi, 275 pp. Full of cruelty and betrayal, King Lear is the story of an aging monarch whose blindness to the true nature of those around him ultimately leads to madness and despair. This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as:• An overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater• A special introduction to the play by the editor, Russell Fraser• Selections from Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland, Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia, and The True Chronicle History of King Lear, the sources fro... View more info

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The Complete Works of [William] Shakespeare, from the Original Text: Carefully Collated and Compared with the Editions of Halliwell, Knight, and Collier: with Historical and Critical Introductions, and Notes to Each Play; and A Life of the Great Dramatist: Tragedies [and Poems]

By: Shakespeare, William; Knight, Charles

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Johnson, Fry and Company: 1861

Seller ID: 2206711

Condition: Very Good


'Tragedies' volume only (though despite the title it also includes his complete poems) of what was likely a three-volume set. Edges rubbed, 1 inch spot on front board, front and end matter and a few plates lightly foxed. 1861 Half-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 1099-1725 pp. 4to. Leather spine and corners, cloth boards, gilt titles. Full-page engravings throughout. William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564; died 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is... View more info

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Henry IV, Part 2 (Folger Shakespeare Library)

By: Shakespeare, William; Mowat, Barbara A.; Werstine, Paul

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks: 2009

Seller ID: 2204017

ISBN: 074348505X

Condition: Near Fine


Near Fine. 2009 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. lxii, 338 pp. Henry IV, Part 2 is the only Shakespeare play that is a “sequel,” in the modern sense, to an earlier play of his. Like most sequels, it repeats many elements from the previous work, Henry IV, Part 1. This play again puts on stage Henry IV’s son, Prince Hal, who continues to conceal his potential greatness by consorting with tavern dwellers, including the witty Sir John Falstaff.As in Part 1, Prince Hal and Falstaff seek to best each other in conversation, while Falstaff tries to ingratia... View more info

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The Works of William Shakespeare, Complete. Accurately Printed from the Text of the Corrected Copy Left by the Late George Stevens, Esq. with a Memoir, in One Volume.

By: Shakespeare, William; Stevens, George; Chalmers, Alexander

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York: 1869

Seller ID: 2202822

Condition: Good


Spine head, corner of some pages, and rear endpapers stained, corners rubbed, presentation bookplate from Whitestown Seminary on front endpaper, ink name and two words in Greek on front flyleaf. 1869 Half-Leather. x, 977 pp. 8vo. Full leather, stamped decorations, gilt titles, five raised spine bands, all edges gilt, gilt dentelles on turn-ins, marbled endpapers. An attractive and complete collection of William Shakespeare's writings, with steel engravings throughout protected by tissue guards. Two-column format, character names abbreviated within scenes (fully written out in stage directions)... View more info

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Macbeth (Updated Edition, Folger Shakespeare Library)

By: Shakespeare, William;; Mowat, Barbara A.; Werstine, Paul

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster Paperbacks: 2013

Seller ID: 2206275

ISBN: 0743477103

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased, wrappers lightly rubbed. 2013 Mass Market Paperback. liv, 249 pp. In 1603, James VI of Scotland ascended the English throne, becoming James I of England. London was alive with an interest in all things Scottish, and Shakespeare turned to Scottish history for material. He found a spectacle of violence and stories of traitors advised by witches and wizards, echoing James’s belief in a connection between treason and witchcraft.Keywords: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE THEATRE THEATER ENTERTAINMENT PLAYS LITERATURE ENGLISH BRITISH MACBETH FOLGER BARBARA MOWAT PAUL WERSTINE View more info

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Shake-speares Sweetheart [Shakespeare's]

By: Sterling, Sara Hawks

Price: $15.00

Publisher: George W. Jacobs & Co.: 1905

Seller ID: 2282383

Condition: Fair


Stain along base, front hinge repaired, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1905 Hard Cover. 282 pp. 8vo. Original beige cloth, black & yellow stamped titles, color picture plate mounted on front board. Illustrations by Clara Elsene Peck. A fictional work inspired by the plays of William Shakespeare, with action taking place in Stratford, and peopled with the characters of the playwright's various dramas, as well as the bard himself. View more info

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Shakespeare

By: Wood, Michael

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Basic Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283945

ISBN: 0465092640

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Half inch tear along bottom edge of rear jacket panel. Faint stain on top page ridge. 2003 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 352 pp. A brilliant piece of historical investigative journalism, Shakespeare is a fresh telling of the playwright's life based on a wide range of newly discovered sources, such as police and torture records. Rather than approaching Shakespeare as an isolated genius, Wood argues that he was very much a product of his place and time--a period of upheaval that straddled the medieval and modern worlds. It was a time of great tensi... View more info

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The Plays and Sonnets of William Shakespeare, Volume I (The Franklin Library, The Great Books of the Western World)

By: [Shakespeare, William]; Clarke, William George; Wright, William Aldis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1978

Seller ID: 2279747

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 1978 Full-Leather. 460 pp. Volume I only. Red leather with gilt decorations and gilt page ridges. Red slik moire endpapers, red ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by William Oakes. CONTENTS: The First Part of King Henry the Sixth; The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth; The Third Part of King Henry the Sixth; The Tragedy of King Richard the Third; The Comedy of Errors. View more info