Book Description

1st Edition Thus. 5 x 18.5 cm [1.2” x 3.4”] in full red morocco binding by Zaehnsdorf with 5 raised bands and gilt titles to the spine and highly decorative dentelles. All edges gilt, Marble endpapers, Zaehnsdorf binding printed to the bottom corner of the verso of the front free endpaper. Volume 1 - Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night [x] 306pp Volume 2 - Much Ado About Nothing, Measure for Measure, Loves Labours Lost, The Merchant of Venice [vi] 279[3]pp Volume 3 - As You Like It, Alls Well that Ends Well, The Taming of the Shrew, A Winter’s Tale [vi] 294[2]pp Volume 4 - A Comedy or Errors, Macbeth, King John, Richard II, Henry IV pt 1 [vi] 396[2] pp Volume 5 - Henry IV Pt II, Kenry V, Henry VI Pt1 & Pt II [vi] 321[3]pp Volume 6 - Henry VI Pt III, Richard III, Henry VIII, Troilus and Cressida [vi] 348[2]pp Volume 7 - Timon of Athens, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, Anthony and Cleopatra [vi] 320[2]pp Volume 8 - Cymbeline, Titus Andronicus, Pericles, King Lear [vi] 315[3]pp Volume 9 - Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, Othello, [vi] 270pp liv glossary The books have undamaged bindings, with firm sharp corners and bright gilt titles. There is just a hint of toning to the spines and the occasional light mark. Internally there is a band of acid migration from the dentelles on the edge of the free endpapers and page following. Volume I has an inscription on the front free endpaper reading, “George Pereira/ bought from/ Francis Edwards/ 19-12-17 for/ £13, - 24 vols/ Guards Club/ Pall Mall”. Pereira has also written his name and the date of purchase in each of the other volumes. There is no indication what the other 15 volumes were. George Pereira CB, CMG, DSO [1865-1923] was a British Army officer, diplomat and explorer. All in all a beautiful miniature set in an excellent Zaehnsdorf binding.
Author SHAKESPEARE, William
Date 1825
Publisher William Pickering
Condition VG++

Price: £1800.00

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