Item #54223 LIFE PORTRAITS OF WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE:. SHAKSPEARE, J. Hain Friswell.

LIFE PORTRAITS OF WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE: A history of the various reprenstations of the poet, with an examination into their authenticity. Illustrated by photographs of the most authentic portraits, and with views, etc. by Cundall, Downes, & Co.

London: Sampson Low, Son & Marston, 1864. First edition. Small 4to., xii, 120 pp., 8 leaves of albumen photographs, and a miniature albumen photograph mounted on the title page. Publisher's gilt decorated cloth over bevelled boards, a.e.g. The leaf with the albumen frontispiece is detached and laid-in. Scattered light foxing to the text, not affecting the albumen photographs. Item #54223

The miniature photograph on the title page is from an artist's rendition, as are five other plates; the three remaining plates are views of Shakspeare's House; Ann Hathawy's Cottage; The Chancel of Trinity Church.

Gernshiem - Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839 - 1875, Number 229. OCLC locates only two copies in North America; Huntington Library, and Brigham Young University.

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