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Why these bookends depict children atop the structure within which Shakespeare stands is not certain, since photographs of his tombstone do not show such figures. Nonetheless, the words on the reverse of these bookends are those engraved on his tombstone.

The back of the bookends read:

“Good friend, for Jesus’ sake forbeare

To dig the dust enclosed here

Blest be the man that spares the stones

And curst be he that moves my bones”

Condition of the bookends is excellent.

For more information see:

"Absolute Shakespeare, the Essential Resource for William Shakespeare's Plays, Sonnets, Poems, Quotes, Biography and the Legendary Globe Theatre." Absolute Shakespeare. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2015.

Name: Blest Be The Man

Maker: British

Date: 1953

Material: Bronze

Markings: Detailed Inscription 694238

Height: 7.625"

Rarity: 5*

LKCD#: 1437 (LKCD# refers to the Plate# of this set in Collectors Encyclopedia of Bookends)

Rarity ratings are as per Collectors Encyclopedia of Bookends, Kuritzky L and De Costa C, Collector Books, (Publishers) 2006

1-2 VERY COMMON: Consistently available online or in antique malls at all times

3 COMMON Available with regularity, typically seen several times each week online; found with ease in malls or shows

4 UNCOMMON:In online sales, may be seen as often as several times per month. Sporadically found at shows or shops

5 RARE: In online sales, seen only a few times per year. Seen at shows and antiques shops rarely

5* SINGULAR: The pair has only been seen once by the authors

Item ID: OCK079

Shakespeare "Blest Be The Man" Bookends by British

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