[1866-67] The Handy-Volume Shakespeare
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Leather Binding, Pleasing Copy, Publishers' Original Binding
Collected works of William Shakespeare in uniform publisher's full morocco bindings with decorative embossing to boards. Complete in thirteen volumes. Pocket sized edition.
Dated via Jisc from a set of this edition held at the University of Manchester Library and the National Library of Scotland.
Comprising all beloved tragedies, histories, and comedies as well as verses:
The Tempest, The Gentlemen of Verona, Comedy of Errors;
The Merry Wives of Windsor, Measure for Measure, A Midsummer Night's Dream;
Much Ado about Nothing, Twelfth Night, Love's Labour's Lost;
As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, A Winter's Tale;
Taming of the Shrew, All's Well that Ends Well, King John;
King Richard the Second, King Henry the Fourth (Part I and II);
King Henry the Fifth, King Henry the Sixth (Part I and II);
King Henry the Sixth (Part III), King Richard the Third, King Henry the Eighth;
Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Troilus and Cressida;
Othello, Coriolanus, Timon of Athens;
Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Pericles;
King Lear, Cymbeline, Titus Andronicus;
Macbeth, Poems and Sonnets, Glossary.
In the original publisher's full morocco bindings, gilt to edges. Externally very smart with minor shelf wear only, light rubbing to occasional head and tail of spine. Evidence of the attempted removal of a bookplate to front pastedowns. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean.
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