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Handsomely Bound 10 Book Set Of The Dramatic Works Of William Shakespeare Dated 1892


£395 | $550 USD | €460 EUR
Item Number: SA774976
Date of manufacture: Victorian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Donnelly Antiques Ltd
This antique has been viewed 21 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


These 10 volumes are uniformly bound in green dyed half calf leather (spines returns and across the corners). The spines are arranged in 6 compartments by 5 raised bands with gilt decoration the title labels of gilt decorated red leather and the volume numbers shown in gilt on the green ground. The boards are covered in cloth with gilt edging to the adjacent leather. The edges of the pages and the end papers are marbled. This complete set in 10 volumes is a fourth edition, with the text carefully revised with notes by S W Singer F.S.A. Volume I contains The Life of William Shakespeare by W Watkiss LLoyd, author of the Life of Pericles, etc. Published in 1892 by George Bell & Sons of London and New York.
Whilst the books vary in width they are all approximately 17cms high and 11.2cms deep. The length of the run of the set extends to around 31.5cms.
The contents are as follows:-
Vol 1. The Life of Shakespeare; Tempest; Two Gentlemen of Verona; Merry Wives of Windsor; Measure for Measure.
Vol 2. Comedy of Errors; Much Ado About Nothing; Love's Labour's Lost; Midsummer Night's Dream; Merchant of Venice.
Vol 3. As You Like It; Taming of The Shrew; All's Well That Ends Well; Twelfth Night.
Vol 4. The Winter's Tale; Pericles, Prince of Tyre; King John; The Life and Death of Richard the Second.
Vol 5. The First Part of Henry IV; The Second Part of Henry IV; Henry V.
Vol 6. First Part of Henry VI; Second Part of Henry VI; Third Part of Henry VI; Life and Death of King Richard III.
Vol 7. King Henry the Eighth; Troilus and Cressida; Coriolanus.
Vol 8. Titus Andronicus; Romeo and Juliet; Timon of Athens; Julius Caesar.
Vol 9. MacBeth; Hamlet, Prince of Denmark; King Lear.
Vol 10. Othello; Antony and Cleopatra; Cymbeline
Internally the pages are clean and crisp and firmly held with very minor occasional light foxing to the edges of the pages. Externally some light scuffing to extremities and some light rubbing to the spines
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Victorian.

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