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Complete works of Shakespeare in 20 miniature volumes.

Author Shakespeare, William
Title Complete works of Shakespeare in 20 miniature volumes.
Imprint Glasgow : David Bryce and Son
Date of Publication 1904
Language English
Notes This is a miniature set of Shakespeare's complete works in 20 volumes published by David Bryce of Glasgow. Bryce was Scotland's most prolific and successful producer of miniature books. The individual volumes measure only 50 mm. in height and they are bound in brown suede featuring gilt spine lettering and gilt textblock edges. The set is housed in a tiny wooden replica of Shakespeare's desk apparently modelled upon the original in a Stratford museum. A publisher's sticker on the back states that it is made of oak (presumably from an artefact or pew) taken out of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford, where Shakespeare was baptised and buried. The standard reference sources on miniature books make no mention of this set and no record for another set can be found.
Shelfmark RB.s.2757
Reference Sources Bondy
Acquired on 16/09/09
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