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[Ye Bard - hys Birth... ye immortal bard cometh to town - ergo, he is Born in ye merrie town of Stratford, A. D. 1564]

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    SR Fine Print Collection - 25/YE

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    10 pl. In folding strip, folded to 16 cm. x 14 cm.

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    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Mid- 19th century cartoon strip of ten engravings each depicting a stage in the life of William Shakespeare from birth, school and marriage to his "last merrymaking" and making his will before death. Printed in red and black. Perhaps intended as a frieze for a child's instruction. Ownership and custodial history: Purchased from Sotheran Bookshop in Sept. 1997. Binding Information: Bound in faded contemporary cloth. In modern solander box.