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The Plays of William Shakespeare

12 volumes

Isaac Reed

1809 - London - Vernor, Hood & Sharpe and Taylor & Hessey

6" x 4", 163, 366, 293, 299, 302, 323, 332, 358, 351, 391, 342, 373pp

DETAILS

Twelve volumes leather bound with marble paper boards and filt detailing to the spine.

Complete set including:

The Life of William Shakespeare, Dr Johnson's Preface, Farmer's Essay on Shakespeare, The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona

Midsummer Night's Dream, Merrie Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing

Measure for Measure, Love's Labour Lost, Merchant of Venice

As You Like It, All's Well That Ends Well, Taming of the Shrew

Winter's Tale, Macbeth, King John

King Richard II, King Henry IV Part I, King Henry IV Part II

King Henry V, King Henry VI Part I, King Henry VI Part II

King Henry VI Part III, King Richard III, King Henry VIII

Troilus and Cressida, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar

Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear, Hamlet

Cymbaline, Timon of Athens, Othello

Romeo and Juliet, Comedy of Errors, Titus Andronicus, Pericles

CONDITION

The bindings are generally tight and firm with all covers and pages attached. Volume 1 has cracks on the front and rear outer hinge and the spine. Volume 2 has a large crack on the spine resulting in  pages 1-150 holding by one cord only. Volume 3 has a crack to the rear outer hinge.The front board of Volume 5 is holding by one cord only at the bottom and this may become detached in the post. The front board of Volume 6 is holding by two cords. The front and rear outer hinges of Volume 7 are cracked. The front outer hinge of Volume 8 is cracked and part of the spine is peeling away at the top. A section of the top part of the spine on Volume 2 is detached and tucked inside the book. There is wear to the extremities including rubbing to the marble paper boards on all volumes and chips and scratches to the leather binding. Internally the pages are generally bright and clean with some handling wear and mild spotting to some pages. Overall the volumes are in good condition.

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