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The Plays and Poems of Shakespeare

With a Life, Glossarial Notes

And One Hundred and Seventy Illustrations from the Plates in Boydell's Edition

By William Shakespeare, A J Valpy (Editor)

1832-4 - London - A J Valpy

7" by 4.5"'; cxvi, 195pp; 336pp; 334pp; 350pp, [2]; 391pp; 352pp; 423pp; 414pp; 307pp; 385pp; 390pp; 319pp; 299pp; 332pp; 314pp


 

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A collection of William Shakespeare's plays and poetry.

Edited by A J Valpy.

Abraham John Valpy was an English printer and publisher.

With all fifteen volumes, comprising of the following works:

Volume I: Life Of Shakespeare, Dr Johnson's Preface, The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona
Volume II: Merry Wives of Windsor, Measure for Measure, Comedy of Errors
Volume III: Merchant of Venice, Midsummer Night's Dream, Love's Labour's Lost
Volume IV: Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It
Volume V: All's Well that Ends Well, Taming of the Shrew, Winter's Tale
Volume VI: Macbeth, King John, King Richard The Second
Volume VII: King Henry IV Part I, King Henry IV Part II, King Henry V
  Volume VIII: King Henry VI Part I, King Henry VI Part II, King Henry VI part III
Volume IX: King Richard III, King Henry VIII
Volume X: Troilus and Cressida, Timon of Athens, Titus Andronicus
Volume XI: Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar
Volume XII: Antony and Cleopatra and Cymbeline
Volume XIII King Lear and Romeo and Juliet
Volume XIV: Hamlet and Othello
Volume XV: Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, Sonnets, A Lover's Complaint, The Passionate Pilgrim, Index.

Collated, with 169 of 170 plates.

Volume XIV is lacking plate 5, 'Othello, Desdemona, Iago, Cassio &c. - Stothard'.

William Shakespeare, or 'the Bard of Avon', is regarded as the world's pre-eminent dramatist. His plays and poetry are still widely read, recited and performed today.  

CONDITION

In half calf bindings with marbled paper boards. Externally, rubbed, mostly to the joints and extremities. Further patches of light rubbing to the paper covered boards. Cracks to joints of volume I. Small loss to the spine at the head, tail and at the front joint. Front joint to volume II is starting but firm. Small crack to the head of front joint to volume III. Rear joint to volume V is cracked with the backstrip lifting from textblock. Split to the rear joint of volume VI resulting in backstrip lifting from textblock. Front joint to volume XI is cracked. Head of front joint to volume XII is cracked. Split to the rear joint to volume XIII resulting in the backstrip lifting. Cracks to the joints of volume XIV. Loss to the head of the spine to volume XIII. Further portions of spine to volume XIII is lifting and may detach with further handling. Cracks to the the head of both joints to volume XV.  Loss to the second spine label of volume XV, with the spine label lifting. Spine label to volume V is lifting. Volume VII is lacking half of backstrip at the bottom. Further loss to the spine label and small portions of the spine. Lacking second spine label to volume VIII. Lacking majority of second spine label to volume IX. Lacking top spine label to volume X. Further loss to the extremities and joints due to rubbing.  Small loss to top spine label to volume XII due to rubbing.  Small loss to the head and tail of spine to volumes III, IV, V, VI,    Prior owner's inscription written across the first leaf of the Historical Note of Macbeth, affecting the readibility. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned. Spotting to the endpapers and occasional light spots to text. Some offsetting from plates, worst to plate at page 87 of volume I. Overall: GOOD ONLY due to binding. 


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