COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKSPERE; Revised From The Original Editions: With a Memoir, and Essay on His Genius, By Barry Cornwall. Historical and Critical Studies of Shakspere’s Text, Characters, and Commentators; With Annotations and Introductory Remarks on the Plays, By Richard Grant White, A.m., R.H. Horne, and Various Other Distinguished Writers.

COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKSPERE; Revised From The Original Editions: With a Memoir, and Essay on His Genius, By Barry Cornwall. Historical and Critical Studies of Shakspere’s Text, Characters, and Commentators; With Annotations and Introductory Remarks on the Plays, By Richard Grant White, A.m., R.H. Horne, and Various Other Distinguished Writers.

(London: The London Printing and Publishing Company, [Circa 1865]).

A HANDSOMELY BOUND AND IMPRESSIVE SET IN THREE VOLUMES. Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. There are also extensive and scholarly notations, biographies and essays on the works. The illustrations are plentiful and add beautifully to the readability of this set. The portraits of eminent actors and actresses are a delightful glimpse into nineteenth century theatre. Item #31822

3 volumes. Printed double column, revised from the earliest editions. Illustrated throughout with wood engravings from Kenny Meadows and with 100 steel plates including portraits of eminent actors. 4to, three-quarter dark green calf over marbled paper covered boards, gilt rules to the joins on the covers, the spines with raised bands gilt ruled, fully gilt panel designs with elaborate tooling decorating the compartments, 2 compartments with contrasting red and black morocco labels lettered in gilt, marbled endleaves, all edges marbled. lxxi, 640; 586; 641, xvi glossary. A handsome set with light rubbing to the tips, the bindings strong and tight, the text-blocks clean, some occasional foxing to the edges of some plates as is typical.

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