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The Works of William Shakespeare. The Text - Shakespeare, William / J. Payne Col - 1844. 
London, Whittaker & Co., 1844. - Gr- 8Â°. Half calf, spine richly gilt 1st Edition of an entirely new collation in 8 volumes which was extended to 9 volumes in 1853 (volume 9 being a Supplemental Volume of Notes and Emendations from early manuscript corrections). - Vol. I. Frontis. 'Portrait of William Shakespeare, b/w engraving by H. Cook, from the 1623 folio edition. (Pages to ccxci contain History of the Stage; The Life of Shakespeare, His Will etc., and Glossarial Index), plus 275pp. WH. containing The Tempest; The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Vol. II. 563pp. WH. contains Measure for Measure; The Comedy of Errors; Much Ado about Nothing; Love's Labours Lost; Midsummer Nights Dream; and the Merchant of Venice. Vol. III. 542pp. WH. Contains As You Like it; The Taming of the Shrew; All's Well that ends Well; Twelfth Night; and The Winter's Tale. Vol. IV. 576pp. WH. Contains King John; King Richard II; First part of King Henry IV; Second part of King Henry IV; and King Henry V. Vol. V. 609pp. WH. Contains First part of King Henry VI; Second part of King Henry VI; Third part of King Henry VI; King Richard III; and King Henry VIII. Vol. VI. 590pp. WH. Contains Troilus and Cressida; Coriolanus; Titus Andronicus; Romeo and Juliet; and Timon of Athens. Vol. VII. 630pp. WH. Contains Julius Caesar; Macbeth; Hamlet; King Lear; and Othello. Vol. VIII. 580pp. WH. Contains Anthony and Cleopatra; Cymbeline; Pericles; and poems Venus and Adonis, Lucrece, Sonnets, A Lover's Compaint, and The Passionate Pilgrim. "- Nice copy in very decorative bindings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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