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James A. Garfield's set of illustrated Shakespeare

James A. Garfield's set of illustrated Shakespeare

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Folger Shakespeare Library

James A. Garfield's set of illustrated Shakespeare

President James A. Garfield owned an illustrated set of Shakspeare’s Complete Works, bound in tooled leather. The volumes are labeled with Garfield’s bookplate and feature illustrations of Shakespeare’s plays and characters, including the engraving of Juliet.