Rare editions. Published in 1855.
Published by Wm. S. Orr & Co., Amen Corner, London Three volumes. Full calf, raised bands to spine, gilt tooling between and to edges of boards, single ruled gilt line, twin name plates, marble page edges and end papers. Three volume set : Comedies; Tragedies and Histories.
Illustrated engravings on wood from designs by Kenny Meadows are plentiful and complement wonderfully to the readability of the set. Extensive and scholarly notations, biographies and essays on the works in addition to a copy of Shakespeare's Will, and the most famous of the verses on Shakespeare including Milton's own first printed work. Surface rubs to the corners, cover and spine edges, gilt design to spines worn, paper clean and white with the odd spot to a couple of plates. A beautiful and impressive set.
The Works of Shakespeare
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