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Image Caption: 
Open covers vol. 1, PR 2752 1848f Sh. Col.
General Description: 
Mid 19th century English publisher's binding.
Country / Style: 
England
Period: 
19th century (mid)
Call Number: 
PR 2752 1848f Sh. Col.
Author: 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Title: 
[Works. 1848. Bohn] The plays and poems of Shakespeare : according to the improved text of Edmund Malone, including the latest revisions : with a life, glossarial notes, an index, and one hundred and seventy illustrations, from designs by English artists / edited by A.J. Valpy ; in fifteen volumes.
Created / Published: 
London : Henry G. Bohn, 1848.
Hamnet URL: 
http://shakespeare.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=264044
Dimensions: 
172 x 110 x 3 mm (slightly varied thickness)
Covering Material: 
Purple diaper and diamond book cloth.
Sewing: 
Sewn on two recessed supports.
Headbands: 
None.
Edge Treatment: 
Rough cut.
End Papers: 
Single yellow flyleaf and paste-down.
Decorative Description: 
The covers were embossed with a three horizontal panel design. The upper and lower panel is blind embossed with five figures, faces from Shakespeare's plays along with WS monogram all within a quatrefoil frame. The middle panel has blind embossed corner brackets and a gilt scene from Shakespeare's works. The volumes repeat the same three images (one is the image of David Garrick in Richard the III). The back covers are similarly embossed but all in blind and with a different center scene than what appears on the front cover. The spine is divided into five gilt panels with Shakespeare's coat of arms falcon with spear in the upper, title in the second, publisher's edition in the third, the volume and play content in the fourth, and the shield for Shakespeare's coat of arms in the fifth.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Armorial bindings -- England -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Embossed bindings -- England -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Embossed cloth bindings -- England -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Gold tooled bindings -- England -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Publishers' bindings -- England -- 19th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Publishers' cloth bindings -- England -- 19th century.