Sentiments and similes of William Shakespeare : a classified selection of similes, definitions, descriptions, and other remarkable passages in the plays and poems of Shakespeare /

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Edition:Second edition.
Imprint:London : Longmans, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1857.
[London] : Printed by Spottiswoode & Co., New-street-square.
Description:6 unnumbered preliminary pages, 100 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Subject:Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Quotations.
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616
Bookbinding, Gothic -- 19th century -- Specimens.
Chromolithographs -- Specimens -- Great Britain -- 1857.
Papier mâché bindings -- Specimens -- Great Britain -- 1857.
Quotations (texts)
Format: Print Book
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Other uniform titles:Humphreys, Henry Noel, 1810-1879,
Container of (work): Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Works. Selections.
Other authors / contributors:Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, publisher.
Spottiswoode & Co., printer.
Notes:Compiled by Henry Noel Humphreys and elaborately printed in gold and colors imitating an illuminated manuscript: black papier mache binding (from same mould as first edition, 1851) with terracotta portrait medallion, overlaid on crimson paper. All edges gilt.
Title page in red and black; initials and tail-pieces in gold.
Example of book decoration and bookbinding adopted from the style of decorative art prevalent in the Shakespearean age.
First text page illuminated.
Enshrines the words of Shakespeare in "a reliquary as rich as a combination of the typographic and lithochromic arts could form"--Preface.
McLean, R. Victorian book design, page 111

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Call Number: PR2771.H8 1857
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