Limited "Édition Artistique" with Numerous Illustrations in a Beautiful Onlaid Binding
SHAKESPEARE, William. Romeo and Juliet. With Illustrations by J. Wagrez and Louis Titz. Paris: Societe Des Beaux Arts , [n.d.c.a.1895].
Édition Artistique. Limited to seventy-five copies for England and America. This being number fourteen. On Japan paper. Quarto (10 3/8 x 7 1/2 inches; 262 x 190 mm). 214 pp. With plates and illustrations in text. Some full page, and others small vignettes, on a full page. Illustrations and plates mostly in two forms. Mostly in sepia, india proof and some full-colored. Illustrations with tissue guards. Prologue with a decorative border, printed in red.

Beautifully bound in full green morocco, almost completely sunned to a uniform brown. Binding unsigned. Covers double ruled in gilt panels with swirling gilt vine and white and red onlaid morocco flowers on the vine. Spine lettered in gilt with more red and white onlaid morocco flowers on a gilt vine. Dentelles with broad panel border richly tooled in gilt with small floral tool. Doublures of red morocco with gilt floral central devies with green onlaid flower. Red watered silk free endpages. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Red silk page-marker. Previous owner's bookplate on initial blank. Silk endpapers slightly fraying. About fine.

HBS # 67891 $2,250