Item #WE23332 Events in the History of New York City with Illustrations from Shakespeare. A New Yorker, John B. Moreau.

Events in the History of New York City with Illustrations from Shakespeare

(New York): (Analetic Press), 1881. First edition. Hardcover. First edition of this second "Shakespeare Calendar" (the first was issued a year earlier in 1880). Slim hardcover in midnight green cloth lettered in gilt. Apparently inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "John B. Moreau/ from his Uncle John"). Very good, gilt lettering bright, occasional light foxing. Our colleague James Cummins notes that this little volume was printed by the Analectic Press, which was known for editions of 50 or 60 copies; this appears to be borne out by the small "No. 25" at the bottom edge of the verso of the title, in the same ink as the inscription. Each day of the year has a date and notable event in the hisory of New York City accompanied by a quote form Shakespeare. For example: "February 24: 1815--Robert Fulton died. 'Sorry I am to hear what I have heard.' Henry VI, P.2;II, I" Very Good. Item #WE23332

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