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Rev Ayscough Samuel, William Shakespeare
Shakspeare's Dramatic Works with explanatory Notes. A new edition. To which is now added, a copious index to the remarkable passages and words. By the Rev. Samuel Ayscough. Embellished with a striking likeness of Shakspeare from the first folio edition
London: John Stockdale. London Printed for John Stockdale 1790. Three volumes. "A New Edition", and a fine 18th century printing of the Bard s Dramatic Works. With a portrait frontispiece engraved by W. Sherwin from the famous Droeshout portrait from the original folio editions. Royal 8vos, in fine recent black half morocco leather, the spine with gilt titles. (26), 541pp; 543pp-1079pp; separately paginated pp672pp. All three volumes published by John Stockdale in Picadilly in the year 1790. A very good and handsome set, the recent binding in perfect condition. AN IMPORTANT AND RARE 18TH CENTURY EDITION. A very handsome 18th century Shakespeare. The huge index, one entire volume, to the passages and words is of extraordinary usefulness and it ist the first published concordance of Shakespeare s plays. It also contains two short but valuable prefaces and Rowe s "Life" of Shakespeare. Stockdale s intention was to produce sets of the Bard s great works for subscribers not wealthy enough to purchase the large 6 to 10 volume sets typically printed at the time. Externally: very good Internally: very good [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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