A man who needs no introduction. But who got one from Ben Jonson in the First Folio, which revealed precisely nothing about the man himself. As Mark Twain memorably put it: 'So far as anybody knows and can prove, he never wrote a letter to anybody in his life. So far as any one knows, he received only one letter during his life.' We know next to nothing about Shakespeare the man. It is a gaping hole in the middle of English literature.
1873-1876 5vol The Works of Shakespeare Biography Charles Knight Imperial Edition Uniform BindingLondon: 1873-1876A lovely five volume set of Charles Knight's Imperial Edition of 'The Works of Shakespeare'. Includes a biography of the bard, as well as numerous plates throughout.£1,100.00Stock Code: 604C1
1925 3vol Shakespeare's Comedies Histories and Poems Tragedies E J SullivanLondon: 1925A stunning set of the complete works of William Shakespeare, in three volumes, illustrated by E J Sullivan.£750.00Stock Code: 588L35