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A very good two volume set in matching gilt decorated leather bindings . Folio. 37.5cm x 29cm x 7.5cm. Red calf over thick bevelled boards. Boards with minor blemishes and bumps. Hinges carefully strengthened. Gilt crest to each front board and gilt ruled border. Spines with 5 raised bands, gilt decorated compartments , and gilt titles. All page edges bright gilt. Inner gilt dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Clean English text throughout. Tissue guards and edges of engravings lightly foxed. Vol. I. : pp.810 with 27 full-page engravings. Notice of the original editions of the plays -- Comedies -- Histories: King John. King Richard II. King Henry IV, pt. I-II. King Henry V. King Henry VI, pt. I-II. The first part of the contention of the two famous houses of York and Lancaster, with the death of the good Duke Humphrey. King Henry VI, pt. III. The second part of the contention of the two famous houses of York and Lancaster, containing the tragedy of Richard duke of York, and the good King Henry the Sixth. King Richard III. ; Vol. II. :pp.778/[8pp.]/pp.188, with 17 full-page engravings. Histories: King Henry VIII. An essay on the three parts of King Henry VI and King Richard III.--Tragedies -- Poems -- Plays ascribed to Shakspere: Locrine. Sir John Oldcastle, pt. I. Thomas Lord Cromwell. The London prodigal. The Puritan. A Yorkshire tragedy. Arden of Feversham. King Edward III. George-a-Greene. Fair Em. Mucedorus. The birth of Merlin. The merry devil of Edmonton -- A brief notice of opinion on the writings of Shakspere -- Indexes: I. Glossarial, etc. II. Dramatis personae. A biography of William Shakspere, by Charles Knight. Carefully revised (originally issued as v. 8 of Knight's Pictorial edition of Shakespeare, 1838-43) . Volume I frontispiece a tissue-guarded steel-engraved portrait of Shakespeare from the Chandos portrait, title page with vignette captioned "The Birth-Place of Shakspere", Volume II frontispiece a tissue-guarded engraving of a statue of Shakespeare, title page with vignette captioned "The Globe Theatre, Bankside, 1593.", 44 black-and-white steel engravings with tissue guards throughout both volumes. This is a heavy set, so there will be an extra charge for posting outside of the UK.
Title: The Works of Shakspere (sic). With notes. Imperial Edition. With illustrations on Steel from pictures by C.W. Cope, W. P. Frith, C. R. Leslie, D. Maclise... and others. In Two Volumes
Categories: 19TH CENTURY,
Publisher: London: Virtue & Co. Limited, 294, City Road, [no date - c. 1875]. 0:
ISBN Number: 0
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 44934