1899 The Works of Shakespeare
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Decorative Binding, Fine Binding, Pleasing Copy
Complete in twelve volumes.
This work is from the 'Larger Temple Series'. Dent established their highly popular Temple Shakespeare series in 1894.
Comprising the following: volume I: Tempest; Two gentlemen of Verona; Merry wives of Windsor; Measure for measure. Volume II: Comedy of errors; Much ado about nothing; Love's labour's lost; Midsummer night's dream. Volume III: Merchant of Venice; As you like it; Taming of the shrew; All's well that ends well. Volume IV: Twelfth night; Winter's Tale; Cymbeline. Volume V: King John; King Richard II; King John; King Henry IV, Part 1. Volume VI: King Henry IV, Part 2; Henry V; King Henry VI, Part 1. Volume VII: King Henry VI, Part 2; King Henry VI, Part 3; King Richard III. Volume VIII: King Henry VIII; Troilus and Cressida; Coriolanus. Volume IX: Titus Andronicus; Romeo and Juliet; Timon of Athens ; Julius Caesar. Volume X: Macbeth; Hamlet; King Lear. Volume XI: Othello; Antony and Cleopatra; Pericles Volume XII: Life of Shakespeare; Venus and Adonis, etc. ; Rape of Lucrece ; Sonnets.
The title pages are in red and black.
Illustrated, with a frontispiece and one plate to all volumes. Volume six has an additional folding plate. The frontispiece to volume III is coloured.
William Shakespeare was the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is widely regarded to be the greatest writer in the English language and his plays and poems are still widely read and performed today worldwide.
In a beautiful fine binding.
In a half morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, in an excellent condition with just the smallest amount of shelfwear to the spine of volume I. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. A few light ink spills to the fore-edge of VII, not affecting pages. Pages are bright and clean.
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