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The Works of Mr. William Shakespear in 6 Volumes
Oxford: Clarendon Press. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. 1770-1771. Second Edition. Hardcover. [Edited by Sir William Hanmer]. 6 Vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1771-1770. 4to [sheets measure 12 1/8 x 9 1/8 inches]. Second Edition (stated on title page of Vol. I). Vol I: viii, [1], viii-xxxix,[xl-l], 514, [14] pp. Vol II: 600, [18] pp. Vol III: 563, [24] pp. Vol IV: 507, [20] pp. Vol V: 552, [19] pp. Vol VI: 547, [61] pp. 36 plates mostly by H. Gravelot after F. Hayman, scenes related to the plays, plus Chandos portrait, Stratford bust, and Westminster monument [39 plates total]. Preface by Alexander Pope. Bound in 19th century half brown calf, marbled boards and endpapers, all edges marbled. Joints rubbed, various moderate wear to corners and board edges, marbled boards rubbed and scuffed, loss of leather at one corner, owner's name and inscription on each front blank, two preliminary pages partly toned, some plates lightly toned, few light stains in margins, dark streak top edge of three text margins. Ex-libris Honora Legge (shaped lozenge), and ex-libris LKL (?). Second Edition issued to meet the demand for an "elegant edition", to correct inaccuracies in punctuation and spelling, and annexes to each volume various readings of Shakespeare's plays by Mr. Theobald and Mr. Capell, and includes "considerable" additions to the glossary. Jaggard 503. Lowndes 2260. Franklin, Shakespeare Domesticated p.31: "This reprint [of 1744-46 first edition] of Hanmer on excellent paper, perhaps the best-produced Shakespeare edition of the 18th century, deserves more recognition than it has receivedartistically the most delightful edition of Shakespeare." ; Engraved plates; 12 1/8 x 9 1/8 inches .
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