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The Works of William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

1864

Bickers and Son : London

9.5" by 7"

lxi, 1003pp.

 

 

 

DETAILS

A leather bound edition of the work of Shakespeare, edited with revisions by notable Shakespearean scholars, Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke.

This copy also features a 'Chronological Table of Shakespeare's Life', with copious biographical and contextual information of Shakespeare and his works at the beginning of the text. Complete in one volume. Featuring a prize bookplate to the front pastedown, awarded by the 'Sussex Board for Local Examinations' to a 'John Ruth Reynolds', for being the 'youngest candidate who passed in Latin and in Honours at the examination held in Brighton, 1865'. In an attractive full calf binding with the gilded crest of the 'Sussex Board for Local Examinations' to the front board. With a portrait frontispiece of William Shakespeare protected with a tissue guard.

CONDITION

In a full calf binding with gilt crest to front board and embellishment to spine. Externally, smart. Slight rubbing to the extremities, which have very minor bumping. Slightly heavier rubbing to joints and raised bands. Fading to spine. Handling marks to boards. Front hinge is strained after portrait frontispiece. Prize bookplate tipped to front pastedown. Internally generally firmly bound, slightly strained in places. Pages generally bright and clean, slightly age toned to edges with the odd spot, heavier to first and last few pages.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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