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Shakespeare William
COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKSPEARE, From The Original Text: Carefully Collated and Compared with the Editions of Halliwell, Knight, and Collier; With Historical and Critical Introductions, and Notes to Each Play; and A Life of the Great Dramatist, by Charles Knight. Illustrated with New and Finely Executed Steel Engravings, Chiefly Portraits in Character of Celebrated American Actors, Drawn From Life, Expressly for this Edition.
New York Johnson, Fry and Company [1858]. 3 volumes. Printed double column, revised from the earliest editions. Illustrated throughout with finely engraved frontispieces and title-pages to each volume and a great profusion of full page engraved illustrations throughout the text. Frontispieces dated 1858. Large 4to, Very beautifully bound in full black morocco, the spines with raised bands gilt ruled, the compartments of the spines fully gilt with elaborate panel tooling of double filleted borders surrounding an inner elaborately tooled frame and a central ornamental device gilt, the covers fully gilt in all-over designs with wide and narrow border frames surrounding an inner frame depicting stage curtains of the theatre, and with a large and elaborate portrait of Shakespeare at the center, and surrounded by gilt decorations and gilt figures beneath the image, turnovers fully gilt rolled, marbled endleaves, all edges gilt, an especially handsome and finely bound set of Shakespeare's Works. liv, 621; [ii], 622-1097; [iv], 1098-1725 pp. An excellent set, beautifully preserved and in remarkably fine condition both inside and out. A strong and tight and very usable set. A BEAUTIFULLY BOUND SET OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PLAYS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. WITH THE POEMS AND SONNETS. A very impressive set in 3 volumes; Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. There are also extensive and scholarly notations, biographies and essays on the works in addition to a copy of Shakespeare¬ís Will and Commendatory Verses including that of John Milton, his first printed writing. The illustrations are plent … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. [Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.]
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