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The Works of Shakespeare: Imperial Edition (two volumes)

William Shakespeare; Charles Knight (editor)

J. S. Virtue & Co. 1870

Binding:  Hardback  |  Condition: Good  | 

Lavishly illustrated, hefty folio Virtue edition of Shakespeare's plays. With 46 full page steel engravings including frontis-portrait and engraved title pages, done from the pictures of Cope, Frith, Leslie, Maclise and others. Contains all Shakespeare's plays as well as his poems plus the plays once ascribed to him. With an appendix and biography to rear. Text in double columns. Full leather with gilt decoration. Raised bands. All edges gilt. Marbled end-papers and inner dentelles. Reinforced hinges. Folio. (380x290mm) 810+778+188pp. Rubbing to edges and joints. Light marking and scuffing, slight loss to top of spine of vol. II. Very mild foxing to front matter. Offsetting from some plates. But contents clean and bindings tight. A nice, stout set. Good. *Due to gargantuan size and weight, extra shipping fees will apply to overseas orders*

£260 + FREE shipping