Book Description

Nine volumes. 32mo. (12.2 x 8cm). Handsomely bound in contemporary full blue-green calf, the boards ruled in gilt; the spines with three raised bands, compartments richly decorated in gilt and with red morocco title labels lettered in gilt. Each volume with its own series title page with wood-engraved vignette illustration, and each play with its own title page with wood-engraved vignette illustration. The set contained within a modern black buckram-covered drop-front box, with titles in gilt to the lid and patterned paper interior. A very good set, volumes one and two neatly re-backed with the original spines re-laid (and incorporating new endpapers), rubbing to the boards, and a little wear to the extremities. The contents with cracking to the front hinge of volumes three, six and nine, a splash mark to the rear endpapers of volume seven, the odd minor crease, and some light scattered foxing are otherwise in good order.
Dealer Notes
A charming early nineteenth-century diminutive set of Shakespeare’s dramatic works in attractive contemporary bindings.
The set includes the plays: Macbeth, Hamlet, Coriolanus, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, Timon of Athens, The Tempest, Much Ado about Nothing, All’s Well that Ends Well, Cleopatra, Love’s Labours Lost, King Richard II, As You Like It, Measure for Measure, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Titus Andronicus, The Taming of the Shrew, Julius Caesar, Richard III, King Lear, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Pericles, Twelfth Night, Cymbeline, The Comedy of Errors, King John, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, The Winter’s Tale, Troilus and Cressida, King Henry IV, King Henry V, King Henry VI, and King Henry VIII.
Author SHAKESPEARE, William:
Date 1823
Publisher London: Printed for John Bumpus.

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