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Charles Lamb, 'Tales from Shakespear, designed for the use of young persons' (London, J. Godwin), 1810, volume I of II; containing 10 etchings, each illustrating one of the plays, the first image serving also as frontispiece, with titles: 'Prospero and Miranda', 'Nic Bottom & the Queen of the fairies', 'Perdita found by an old Shepherd', 'Beatrice in the arbour', 'Orlando saves the life of his brother', 'Silvia Protheus & Julia', 'Gratiano & Nerissa desire to be married', 'Imogen in the cave of Bellarius', 'Lear and Fool', and 'The witches cauldron'. Together with excerpt from 1807 review, preface, list of contents, and note "to the conductors of schools" at the back. Bound in half green leather with marbled covers, gold tooling and lettering on spine.
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Height: 180 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each page)
Width: 104 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This volume includes: The tempest, A midsummer's night dream, The winter's tale, Much ado about nothing, As you like it, The two gentlemen of Verona, The merchant of Venice, Cymbeline, King Lear and Macbeth.
See 1858,0213.46-55 for the second volume.
Note in pencil on flypage: "The designs in the volumes are by Mulready as he himself told Sir Sheepshanks".
Cataloguing supported by the Elizabeth Cayzer Charitable Trust
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Associated Title: Tales from Shakespear
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