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DRAKE, Nathan (1766--1836)
Shakspeare and his times: including the biography of the poet; criticisms on his genius and writings; a new chronology of his plays; a disquisition on the object of his sonnets; and a history of the manners, customs, and amusements, superstitions, poetry, and elegant literature of his age. By Nathan Drake, M.D. ... In two volumes. ...
London: printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1817.
2 vols ; 26.8 cm. (4º)
I: xii, 735, [1] p., engr. frontis. port., [1] pl. (facsims.)
II: v, [3], 677, [3] p.

The frontispiece is a portrait bust of Shakespeare by W.T. Fry after George Bullock's cast of the monumental bust at Stratford-upon-Avon, and the plate contains facsimiles of Shakespeare's signature. With a leaf of errata following the prelims and a leaf of publishers' advertisements at the end of vol. II. Lowndes 670; Ebisch & Schuckling 27; CBEL III, 668.

Binding C19th diced russia calf, blind roll-tooled borders within gilt double fillets, gilt double-ruled spines direct-lettered in gilt, marbled edges. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for £1, 24 October 1831. (Archives 7/16/29. Book-binding).

Reference Number 3875


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