The Tragedy of Jane Shore. Written in Imitation of Shakespear's Style. COSWAY BINDING – Nicholas ROWE.
The Tragedy of Jane Shore. Written in Imitation of Shakespear's Style
The Tragedy of Jane Shore. Written in Imitation of Shakespear's Style
The Tragedy of Jane Shore. Written in Imitation of Shakespear's Style
The Tragedy of Jane Shore. Written in Imitation of Shakespear's Style
The Tragedy of Jane Shore. Written in Imitation of Shakespear's Style
The Tragedy of Jane Shore. Written in Imitation of Shakespear's Style
The Tragedy of Jane Shore. Written in Imitation of Shakespear's Style

The Tragedy of Jane Shore. Written in Imitation of Shakespear's Style

London: Printed for Bernard Lintott, [1714]. 4to (215 x 162 mm). Beautiful Cosway binding of brown crushed levant morocco, wide-spaced double-fillet border with gilt roll-tooled leaves surrounding a recessed frame of gilt-ruled rays, and a central frame of gilt roseate and lyre tools around the miniatures of Jane Shore on both covers, under beveled glass, gilt-stamped turn-ins, olive green watered-silk doublures and endleaves, edges gilt, by Rivière & Son, gilt-stamped in front doublure "Miniatures by C.B. Currie" and stamped "Bound by Rivière and Son from designs by J.H. Stonehouse", and gilt-lettered on board edges "Cosway Binding / Invented by J.H. Stonehouse"; brown cloth slipcase. Discreet repairs to front joint and top and bottom spine panels, three spine bands with areas of rubbing, generally very well preserved. Item #408461

First edition of this play, in an elegant Cosway binding designed by John Harrison Stonehouse (1864–1937), managing director of Sotheran’s who created the Cosway style between 1902 and 1903. A very fine example with two large portrait miniatures by Miss C. B. Currie, set into each cover. Nicholas Rowe (1674-1718) is primarily known for his tragedies, his edition of Shakespeare's plays (1609), and his translation of Lucan's Pharsalia.

Price: $30,000.00

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