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William Perry. Casket, carved in an Elizabethan style (realia). England, 1866. Certification: on silver plaque inside drop front, "...This casket carved out of Herne’s oak, the tree mentioned in The Merry Wives of Windsor, -contains / the first collected edition of / Shakespeare’s poems, published anno. 1640, / and the still more rare first edition of his / dramatic works, published anno-1623. / William Perry, carver, 1866.". Shelfmark Wood no. 14.



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