- Item Description
We have here another wonderful find in this Important 1891 Stratford Edition of "The Home and Haunts of Shakespeare" by James Leon Williams together with an introduction by Horace Howard Furness.
This was Illustrated by Fifteen Plates in Water-Color Thirty Full-Page Photogravures and More than One Hundred and Fifty other Illustrations. Title page also gives us the following information:
New York - Charles Scribner's Sons - MDCCCXCIV
The Poet's Childhood and Youth
Sports and Pastimes of the Period
Charlecote Hall and Park
Shottery, The Home of Ann Hathaway
Stratford -on-Avon-Part II
Along the Silvery Avon
Rural Life and Scenes - Part I
Warwick and the Castle
Old Warwickshire Houses
Kenilworth Castle and Village
Included also is a very comprehensive List of Illustrations according to Plates in Water Color and also Photogravure Plates.
In addition, there are several pages indicating Illustrations in the text together with their corresponding Page Numbers.
The Burgundy, Blue and Golden Marbled front and back end papers are vibrant and bright - the Illustrations are absolutely wonderful! One, in particular, which captured our fancy is that of the 'Trysting Place'. We see a lovely maiden standing against a naturally carved out area in a very old tree. Her alluring pose leaves little to the imagination as to the happenings there.
We see that the covers and binding have done their job very well by protecting the contents within the covers. Although there is a good deal of wear to the bindings, spine and corners, the interior pages are basically in lovely antique condition with only some water discoloration to the upper right side of pages which dissipates to a large degree - as you enter more deeply into the book. The final page of the book is indicated as Page 120.
- Item Pictures
- Item Dimensions
Height = 15.250 inches
Width = 12.000 inches
Depth = 1.500 inches
Diameter = 0.000 inches
Weight = 8.000 pounds