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The Plays of William Shakespeare

In Ten Volumes With the Corrections and Illustrations of Various Commentators

To Which are Added Notes by Samuel Johnson

and George Steevens

The Second Edition, Revised and Augmented

By William Shakespeare

1778-80 - London - C Bathurst, W Strahan et al.

8.5" by 5.5"; 346pp, [6], 372pp; 527pp; 536pp; 611pp; 612pp, [3]; 500pp; 562pp; 629pp, [2]; viii, [1], 560pp



 

DETAILS

A selection of William Shakespeare's works.

Ten volumes in total, comprising of nine volumes of  his complete works and volume I of the supplement to his works, published in 1780.

Lacking volume VI of the complete works and therefore the plays Henry V, King Henry VI Part I, King Henry VI Part II and King Henry VI Part III.

The supplement was published in two volumes and this set is lacking volume II, therefore is only one volume of the supplement.

With two plates and a vignette to volume I, a folding plate to volume V and a frontispiece to volume I of supplement.

Lacking Shakespeare handwriting facsimile plate to volume I.

Lacking half title and title page to volume IV.

Bound by Galwey and Co, Eustace St. Dublin.

All volumes except volume I of the main work are lacking half-titles.

An incomplete set, with ten volumes of a possible twelve, being the ten volumes of Shakespeare's complete works and the two supplement volumes. 

The second edition, revised and augmented, of this work.

To the start of volume I there is a lot of interesting critical material including extracts from Rowe's life of Shakespeare, Shakespeare's will, a potential order for the plays, and more.

CONDITION

In half calf bindings. Externally, rubbed to the spines, joints and extremities. Rubbing is heaviest to the joints. All volumes are lacking spine labels. Hinges to volume I are tender with cords showing. Front hinge to volume III is strained, but firm. Evidence of repair to front hinge of volume III resulting in the binding being tight for first few pages and lifting slightly at head. Front hinge to volume IV is tender. Front hinge to volume V is tender with the cords showing as is rear hinge. Rear hinge to volume VIII is tender with cords showing. Front hinge to volume IX is also tender with cords showing, resulting in binding to title page and preface to loosen. Rear hinge to volume IX is strained but firm.  Tidemarks to endpapers and title page to volume V due to adhesive used to attempt to amateurish repair to hinges. Repair to title page of volume VIII, with the original title page being laid down onto another page.  Internally, binding to all volumes are strained and tender in places. Binding to volume III has some gatherings loosening. Spine label to volume I has been kept internally between pages 18 and 19 of The Tempest resulting in some offsetting. Small amount of offsetting to the errata page of volume I. Offsetting to title pages to volume I of both works. Volume IV is lacking title page and half title for the first play to this volume is detached but present. Closed tear to page 567 of volume IV, only slightly affecting running title. Top corner to page 611 is missing to volume IV, not affecting any text.    Pages are age toned with scattered spotting throughout, occasionally heavier in places, mostly to the first and last few pages. Overall: GOOD.


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