You are here:

Shakespeare/Antique books dating pre-1700s


Lor wrote at 2007-06-16 20:18:57
I have a collection of forty Shakespeare books, based on plays, they are all hand sewn. They are burgundy in color with gold lettering. They were made by the New York Society in 1901. They are l06 years old now. In each is a picture (colored) depicting a scene from the play covered with a sheet of velum. We have adored them and have had them for over l5 years, but now we have a smaller house and are thinking of selling them. If you are interested, please contact me.

Toni wrote at 2007-07-09 05:22:10
I have three shakespearean books that are calf bound leather and very old.  183 years.  They have been in my family for generations but I do not know the story behind them.

james wrote at 2008-11-01 10:21:10
hi there i may be able to help, i previously visited a book store, and Im fairly sure there was a shakespeare book which was dated 1712, is this of any interest to you

Terri wrote at 2009-09-06 04:50:15
I have two Shakspeare books volume 3 and 4 from 1765. Pretty incredible! They were given to my relatives in 1836 and 1838 I have no information on them.

shazhu wrote at 2010-02-17 13:15:54
i have a complete set of the rowes edition of shakespeare 1709 and would love to know the value of this  it seems i cannot find any info  what do you think

Darmo wrote at 2011-06-10 10:15:36
Hi, Marvin

I happened to have a book of collected works of Shakespeare, with the title The Chandos Classics, Longfellow, published by Frederick Warne & Co.. London 1980.

If you still need it, you can contact me at

Hopefully helpful. Thank you.

Shashi wrote at 2011-10-01 13:40:03
Hello Marvin,

I do have a old book on Shakespeare poems having almost 1000 pages,

All poems have original litho prints and on one page the signature

of William Shakespeare if printed and its worth seeing. The book's

cover and back cover is missing, the book has become fragile, but it is kept in very good condition now. You can see this

on the net if you go "Shakespeare old book". I am interested

in selling for atleast $1m.


shaikh farhan wrote at 2014-08-05 12:14:05
I have very old book it's not published

it's written by William Shakespeare

it's publication in London on 1594 it is 400 years old

I want sell contact me 8286618775

it's topic name is KING JOHN  


All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Arlene Schulman


I have loved Shakespeare all my life, and as a Stage Director and Actor for over twenty-five years I have had the opportunity to study his work in intimate detail. I would be happy to share my knowledge of his plays. I can also help with acting Shakespeare, working with blank verse, character development, script analysis and interpretation. I don`t have as much knowledge in the area of his sonnets, but I can help to understand their meaning and language. I also have some knowledge of his life and of the Globe theatre where he performed his plays, as well as the Royal Shakespeare Company and his birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, and can point you in the direction of some wonderful websites on the subjects as well.


SSDC - associate member
The Shakespeare Institute (MA Candidate - "Shakespeare & Theatre)
Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas
The Shakespeare Association of America

©2016 All rights reserved.