Book Description

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Printed complete from the text of Sam. Johnson and Geo. Steevens, and revised from the last editions. 1785. ---- Bound with; Annotations by Sam. Johnson and Geo. Steevens and the various commentators, upon Midsummer Night's Dream, written by Will. Shakespeare. 1787. Two works in one volume. Early and first edition. 8vo. (5.8 x 3.6 inches). First work; 90pp. second work: 99pp. Some brown offsetting from the glue used in the binding to the first and last couple of leaves, otherwise generally very good copies in an attractive late 18th century leather binding of half dark brown calf. Spine with decorative gilt bands. A new red leather title label, lettered in gilt, has been added to replace the missing original. Marbled paper on the boards. Some rubbing to the edges and the top hinge cracked but holding firm. Overall a pretty little volume. Early printing of Johnson & Steeven's Midsummer Nights Dream and First edition of their Annotations.
Date 1785
Publisher John Bell. London. 1785.

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