1862-1864 The Works of Shakespeare
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Illustrated, Leather Binding, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding
Three volumes. Edited by Howard Staunton, an English chess master who is generally regarded as the world's strongest player from 1843 to 1851. His edition of Shakespeare's plays was very well respected. Illustrated by John Gilbert, an English artist, illustrator and engraver. Volume one contains: The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Love's Labour's Lost; The Comedy of Errors; Romeo and Juliet; The Taming of The Shrew; King John; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Merchant of Venice; King Richard The Second; The First Part of King Henry The Fourth; The Second Part of King Henry The Fourth; The Merry Wives of Windsor; and Much Ado About Nothing. Illustrated with fourteen plates and many in-text engravings. Collated complete. Volume two contains: All's Well That Ends Well; King Henry The Fifth; As You Like It; Pericles, Prince of Tyre; Twelfth Night; The First Part of King Henry The Sixth; The Second Part of King Henry The Sixth; The Third Part of King Henry The Sixth; Timon of Athens; King Richard the Third; Measure For Measure; King Henry The Eighth; and Cymbeline. Illustrated with twelve plates and many in-text engravings. Collated complete. Volume three contains: The Tempest; King Lear; Coriolanus; Winter's Tale; Troilus and Cressida; Hamlet; Julius Caesar; Macbeth; Antony and Cleopatra; Titus Andronicus; Othello; and the Poems of William Shakespeare. Illustrated with eleven plates and many in-text engravings. Collated complete.
In the original half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, sound with rubbing and bumping to the extremities. Minor loss to the head and tail of the spine. Joints starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with minor age toning and the odd spot. Contemporary ink inscription to front endpaper.
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