Antique & Rare HEROINES OF SHAKESPEARE: Pub: Lovering

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  • Sold Date: Mar 28, 2010
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Antique & Rare HEROINES OF SHAKESPEARE: Pub: Lovering
Description

From local Estate, Asheville, NC

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

THE HEROINES OF SHAKESPEARE

comprising

The Principal Female Characters

In the Plays of the Great Poet

Forty-eight Original Steel Engravings

from drawings by

FRITH, EGG, KENNY, MEADOWS, HAYTER, CORBOULD . . . and other eminent artists

New York: A.W. Lovering, Publisher

Tan & Gold cloth, unpaginated, 48 steel engraved portraits, 36 b/w vignettes, approx 100pp text, rubbed at the edges & corners, spine rubbed and worn at top and bottom. Internally foxing & spotting to plates, but generally a readable and historical book. Hardback , no dustjacket.

� Fine Victorian steel engravings of the chief female characters from the plays of Shakespeare. Each character is also described in a critical essay to accompany the image. 36 plays provide heroines. All are pictured in high victorian romantic style.

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