From the Rare Third Folio

Life and Death of King John.

London: Printed for Philip Chetwinde, 1664.

Full Description: [SHAKESPEARE, William]. The Life and Death of King John. [London: Printed for P(hilip) C(hetwinde), 1664]. [Excerpted from the Third Folio, second issue]. [11] leaves (pp. 305--326). (12 x 8 3/8 inches; 307 x 213 mm). Ornamental initial and head-piece. Modern quarter calf over marbled boards. Spine ruled in gilt. Front board with brown leather label, lettered in gilt. Some very light toning as usual. Overall very good. "The excessive rarity of the 1663 and 1664 [folio] issues is due to destruction of almost the entire impressions in the great London fire of 1666, as they lay unsold in the printer's warehouse. In point of rarity they are much scarcer than the first edition" (Jaggard). The Life and Death of King John was first published as part of the First Folio of 1623. Jaggard, p. 496. Bartlett 122. HBS 68811. $5,500.

Price: $5,500.00

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