1925-1927 The Histories and Poems of Shakespeare; The Tragedies of Shakespeare; The Comedies of Shakespeare
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This collection is bound in half calf, with cloth boards. With an Oxford Binding label to the front paste down.
'The Histories and Poems of Shakespeare' and 'The Tragedies of Shakespeare' were both published in 1925, with 'The Comedies of Shakespeare' being published in 1927.
This collection was published by Humphrey Milford at the Oxford University Press. Milford was an English editor who was publisher to the University of Oxford and head of the London branch of the Oxford University press between 1913 and 1945. He strived to make OUP a major worldwide publisher, with a focus on educational material for the general public. He was knighted for his contributions in 1936.
This particular collection features Shakespeare's work in a clear, concise format. 'The Histories and Poems of Shakespeare' is comprised of many different works, including The Life and Death of King John, The Tragedy of King Richard the Second, as well as a chapter on Shakespeare's Sonnets. 'The Tragedies of Shakespeare' contains works such as King Lear, Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet. 'The Comedies of Shakespeare' volume includes The Tempest, The Merry Wives of Windsor and A Midsummer Night's Dream, among many others.
'The Comedies of Shakespeare' volume also includes and introduction to the works of Shakespeare by English poet, playwright and novelist, Algernon Charles Swinburne.
With a photograph frontispiece of Shakespeare in painting or statue form to each volume.
In smart half calf binding with brown cloth to the boards and marbled endpapers. Externally, very smart, with light bumping to the extremities and the odd mark to the leather. The occasional mark to the boards and to endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with the odd handling mark.
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