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Shakepeare's Play: With his Life, Illustrated by many hundred Wood-cuts (three volumes)

William Shakespeare; Gulian C. Verplanck (editor)

Harper and Brothers 1847

Binding:  Hardback  |  Condition: Very Good  | 

Lavishly rebound illustrated edition of Shakespeare complete dramatic works with a life of the author, an account of the various folio editions, the various commendatory poems that accompanied those early editions and an explanation of Shakespeare name and signature. With Verplanck's critical notes and an introductory essay for each play. Printed in double columns. With hundreds of b/w in-text illustrations with decorated titles. Bound in blue morocco leather with elaborate gilt decoration. Raised bands to spines. All edges gilt. Inner and outer dentelles. Large Royal 8vo. (270x190mm). [xvi] 98pp. (biography) Each play individually paginated. Creasing and rubbing to spines. Toning to leather. Mild toning to end-papers. Contents clean and bindings sound. Very good overall.

£650 + FREE shipping