A Note on Nicholas Parr's Portrait of Shakespeare Engraved circa 1740 by C.L.M. Clarence La Rue Madden.
A Note on Nicholas Parr's Portrait of Shakespeare Engraved circa 1740 by C.L.M.
A Note on Nicholas Parr's Portrait of Shakespeare Engraved circa 1740 by C.L.M.
A Note on Nicholas Parr's Portrait of Shakespeare Engraved circa 1740 by C.L.M.

A Note on Nicholas Parr's Portrait of Shakespeare Engraved circa 1740 by C.L.M.

Cleveland: Privately Printed, 1907. Paperback. [8] p., [1] leaf of a plate, loose, as issued: portrait; 23 cm. No stitching; loose in a brown wrapper, as issued. Wrapper title in black within a decorative border. Wrapper title: A Portrait of Shakespeare by Nicholas Parr printed from the original plate with descriptive text. This is #125 of a limited edition of 250 copies. The engraver is actually Nathaniel (not Nicholas) Parr (d. 1751) according to the Oxford DNB. The wrapper is handmade paper watermarked Fabriano Italy. The text is printed on handmade paper with an elaborate armorial watermark. Small label inside back wrapper for the Burrows Brothers, Co., Cleveland, Ohio (probably the printer). The plate was only previously printed in 1747 for inclusion in Thomas Whincop's A List of All the Dramatic Authors with Some Account of Their Lives. Very scarce. In Near Fine Condition: wrapper lightly creased; clean and bright. Near Fine. Item #002660

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