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The Works of William Shakespeare in Two Volumes by William Shakespeare - First - 1873 - from Takara Books (SKU: 97)

The Works of William Shakespeare in Two Volumes

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The Works of William Shakespeare in Two Volumes

by William Shakespeare

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London, Virtue & Co, n.d. (1873-76), 1873. in-folio, volume 1: 800 p. + 26 engr. plates / volume 2: 778 p. + 18 engr. plates, pages printed with double col., with usual aging to the paper, some foxing and slight water marks but otherwise in great condition for a book of this size and age, plates on heavy paper, full brown morocco, richly gilt on spine and both covers, all edges gilt, a fine copy some bumps to edges and couple of front pages loose to volume 1. Imperial edition, with fine steel engravings. The notes are revised by the Shakespearian critic Charles Knight. Volume I: with a notice of the original editions of the plays. - Comedies - Histories. 1 frontispiece portrait + 1 engraved titlepage + 24 plates / Volume II: Histories - Tragedies - Poems - Plays ascribed to Shakespeare - A brief notice of opinion on the writing of Shakespeare - Indexes. 1 engraved titlepage + 17 plates.
These are two very heavy volumes and increasingly difficult to find, great illustrations (see images)
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