SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM The Poems of Shakespeare. To which is added an account of his life.
Boston: Oliver and Munroe, and Belcher and Armstrong, 1807. First American edition. Contemporary boards, title printed to spine. 7 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches (19.5 x 11 cm); 258 pp. Generally worn with losses and old repairs to spine, a bit overopened, boards rubbed, scattered foxing throughout.
These poems were first published in America in volume III of the very scarce eight-volume set, The Plays and Poems of Shakespeare (Philadelphia, 1795-1796). The present 1807 edition is the first separate edition published in America. Jaggard, p. 436; Shaw & Shoemaker 13572.
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