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The Works of William Shakespeare

Edited, With a Scrupulous Revision of the Text

Edited by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke

1887 - London - Bickers and Son

9" by 6"; (lii) 725pp.; 730pp.; 700pp.; 751pp.

 

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A beautifully bound set of the works of Shakespeare, as edited by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke.

Cowden Clarke published many useful books, and edited the text for John Nichol's edition of the British poets. His most important work consisted of lectures delivered between 1834 and 1856 on Shakespeare and other literary subjects. Some of the more notable series were published, among them being Shakespeare's Characters, chiefly those subordinate (1863), and Molire's Characters (1865). In 1859 he published a volume of original poems, Carmina Minima.

For some years after their marriage the Cowden Clarkes lived with the Novellos in London. In 1849 Vincent Novello with his wife moved to Nice, where he was joined by the Cowden Clarkes in 1856. After his death they lived at Genoa at the "Villa Novello." They collaborated in The Shakespeare Key, unlocking the Treasures of his Style ... (1879), and in an edition of Shakespeare for Messrs Cassell, which was issued in weekly parts, and completed in 1868. It was reissued in 1886 as Cassell's Illustrated Shakespeare.

With sixty-six engraved plates taken from the Boydell Gallery.

The Boydell Shakespeare Gallery in London, England, was the first stage of a three-part project initiated in November 1786 by engraver and publisher John Boydell in an effort to foster a school of British history painting. In addition to the establishment of the gallery, Boydell planned to produce an illustrated edition of William Shakespeare's plays and a folio of prints based upon a series of paintings by different contemporary painters. During the 1790s the London gallery that showed the original paintings emerged as the project's most popular element.

Including his plays and poetry.

Complete in four volumes.

CONDITION

In decorative vellum bindings. Externally, very smart, with just some sunning to the spine labels. Internally, firmly bound. Ink inscriptions to front endpapers. Pages are bright, with just some scattered instances of foxing and some spots of dampstaining to the fore-edges, not encroaching on the text. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

 


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