Eaton, T. R. Shakespeare and The Bible. London, [1861].

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Eaton, T. R.  Shakespeare and The Bible: Showing How Much the Great Dramatist was Indebted to Holy Writ for his Profound Knowledge of Human Nature. London: James Blackwood, [1861]. Third Thousand.

Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good- Condition. Size: 7.5"-8" - Small Octavo (Sm. 8vo). 226 pages. Item Type: Book. vii, [9]-226, 6 pp (three leaves) of publisher's advertisements.

From a review in the advertisement for the book at the end of the text: "This is, we believe, the first time an attempt has been regularly and systematically made to bring out the actual scripture passages to which Shakespeare has alluded, and, therefore, Mr. Eaton has to be congratulated for the manner in which he has treated such a subject."

WorldCat shows only a handful of libraries with early (1858-1861) printings. Only one system, the Union Catalog of Polish Research Libraries, reports having this particular printing, which it dates as 1861.

Text block is tight, though the paper of the hinges has cracked, exposing some of the webbing. The front hinge is weaker than the rear. No markings in the text, though the pages have toned from age. No foxing in this copy. Previous owner's signature in ink on the inside front cover. Page edges browned with the top page edges being darker (almost to a gray). 

Bound in mauve embossed cloth over boards. The color of the spine has sun-faded to a gray which, with the texture of the embossing, makes the faded gilt title hard to read. There is spotting to the front and rear covers, as well. Corners bent, but the shelf wear is otherwise mainly limited to the foot of the spine.

Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 0 lbs 11 oz. Category: Literature & Literary; Shakespeare; Britain/UK; 19th century; Religion & Theology. ISBN: No ISBN. Inventory No: 1180.
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