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The Plays of William Shakspeare (Shakspere, Shakespere, Shakespeare) From the Corrected Text of Johnson and Steevens. Embellished with Plates in Six Volumes | Volume I: A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Much ado About Nothing, All's Well that Ends Well, and Measure for Measure; Volume II: A Winter's Tale, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Richard II, Richard III; Volume III: A Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, Henry VI, Pt I-III., and As You Like It. Volume IV: The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Henry VIII, Julius Caesar, Timon of Athens, and Coriolanus; Volume V: Love's Labour's Lost, King John, King Lear, Troilus and Cresida, Titus Andronicus, and Othello; Volume VI: The Merchant of Venice,
Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, London 1807. - Uniform matching hard back binding in half burgundy leather, five raised bands to the spines with gilt title lettering and list of plays between two sections, top edges gilt, fore edges untrimmed, pink pebble cloth covered boards, gilt ruled lines to boards and corners, burgundy marble end papers on thick card stock. 4to 13'' x 11''. First published in 1773, this 1807 printing is beautifully illustrated with 11 full page monochrome plates and 11 vignettes engraved by Heath after Stothard, Fuseli and Hamilton, all with tissue guards. The text block is clean and white with only light foxing on the few first and last pages, the heaviest being to the plates, rubbing to the edges of the spines, corners and across the raised bands, bindings are tight and sound, stunning set. Weighs 27 kg. Member of the P.B.F.A. SHAKESPEARE, William [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA Member]
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