COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKSPEARE, With a Full and Comprehensive Life; A History of the Early Drama; An Introduction to Each Play; The Readings of Former Editions; Glossarial and Other Notes, Etc., Etc, From the Works of Collier, Knight, Dyce, Douce, Halliwell, Hunter, Richardson, Veeplanck, and Hudson. Edited by George Long Duyckinck.

COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKSPEARE, With a Full and Comprehensive Life; A History of the Early Drama; An Introduction to Each Play; The Readings of Former Editions; Glossarial and Other Notes, Etc., Etc, From the Works of Collier, Knight, Dyce, Douce, Halliwell, Hunter, Richardson, Veeplanck, and Hudson. Edited by George Long Duyckinck.

(Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, ca. 1875).

A HANDSOME COPY OF ALL THE PLAYS OF SHAKESPEARE AND INCLUDING THE POEMS AND SONNETS AND EXTENSIVE PREFATORY MATERIAL CONCERNING SHAKESPEARE, HIS TIMES, THE STATE OF DRAMA IN ENGLAND AND MANY NOTES AND READINGS. There are also extensive and scholarly notations, biographies and essays on the works in addition to a copy of Shakespeare’s Will and Commendatory Verses including that of John Milton, his first printed writing. The illustrations are plentiful and add beautifully to the readability of the copy. The engraved illustrations are a delightful glimpse into the early theatre. Item #31838

Printed double column, revised from the earliest editions. Illustrated throughout with finely engraved title-page and finely engraved full-page plates. Large 4to, handsomely bound in three quarter crimson morocco over marbled paper covered boards, the spine with raised bands lettered in gilt in one compartment, five other compartments decorated with a central gilt ornamental tooled device. cxv, 968 pp. A handsome copy, some age rubbing to the binding, but a sound copy and still quite handsome, strong, tight and well preserved.

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