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Vancouver: Vancouver Historical Society, 1971.
Octavo, (32) pp + plates, stapled in gold card covers. Occasional paper, no 3. Fine copy. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$15.00                          Book Number: 45346                          Order / Enquire

BUTLER, Samuel, 1835-1902
SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS reconsidered, and in part rearranged, with introductory chapters, nots, and a reprint of the original 1609 edition
London: Longmans, Green, 1899.
Tall octavo, original olive cloth gilt, black endpapers. pp xii, 328 + tipped in advertisement leaf. No tipped in "Further errata" after Contents. Fore and bottom page edges rough trimmed. Spine lightly darkened, lightly rubbed, with moderate wear at head; small bumps to outer corners and light wear to fore edges; yellowing to page edges; upper outer corner of title leaf clipped away (no text loss); acidic endpapers have caused yellowing to blank sides, title page, and blank verso of last leaf; in all, good externally, VG internally, text unworn, tight in the binding. Inscribed on verso of front free endpaper "Wm. H. Peet from the author November 1899". This controversial work advanced the theory that if the sonnets were rearranged, they told a story about a homosexual affair. It is likely that Butler himself was "in the closet". William H. Peet was a Longmans employee who managed the advertising department and edited the house journal.
$495.00                          Book Number: 43123                          Order / Enquire

Ganzel, Dewey (John Payne Collier)
Fortune and Men's Eyes: The Career of John Payne Collier
New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.
Red boards. pp (xiv), 454 + plates; indexed. Fine in fine jacket. Story of the once much respected scholar, author, and Shakespeare editor turned forger and thief.
$25.00                          Book Number: 26737                          Order / Enquire

GREBANIER, Bernard (William Henry Ireland)
THE GREAT SHAKESPEARE FORGERY. A new look at the career of William Henry Ireland
London: Heinemann, 1966.
Black cloth. pp (12), 308 + plates. Fine in fine jacket.
$15.00                          Book Number: 41541                          Order / Enquire

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. With Illustrations by Sir James D. Linton, R.I.
New York & London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date (ca. 1920s?),
Grey decorated cloth stamped in black, gilt lettered. pp vi, (144), [2] + illustrated title leaf + 11 tipped in colour plates. Spine lightly sunned, with gilt lettering dull; 1925 (and later) ink gift inscriptions on front free endpaper; yellowing to page edges; else a fine copy of this handsome edition. A later edition. First was H&S [1909], with 32 c.p.
$30.00                          Book Number: 29700                          Order / Enquire

SPEAIGHT, Robert [Shakespeare].
WILLIAM POEL and the Elizabethan Revival. For the Society for Theatre Research.
London: Heinemann, 1954.
Maroon cloth. 302, [2] pp + plates. Lengthy ink gift inscription to front free endpaper; text paper a little toned; else fine. Beige price-clipped jacket, has chips, brown spots, and tanning to the spine; tear to front panel; good. "It is to William Poel that contemporary Shakespearean production certainly owes more than to any other man." - jacket.
$18.00                          Book Number: 16568                          Order / Enquire

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