IMPERIAL EDITION. Folio, 39.1*30*15.5cm, wt:12.8kg, 810pp+778pp. Brown leather spines over cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Wear and tear to covers, rubbing at page edges. Front hinge of 1 volume weak with a crack, but still holding. UNDATED, but presumed around 1875. Complete with 51 fine steel plates. All pages and illustrations neat and clean, except for slightest foxing to margins of a few plates. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Works of Shakespere [Shakespeare]. Two ...
Publisher: London: Virtue & Co, Limited, 1875?
Publication Date: 1875
Book Condition: Fair
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Virtue & Company, London, 1873. Half-Leather. Book Condition: Good. 38cm by 27cm. Rebound in red leather over marbled boards, with gilt titles to spine: all page edges are gilt. Undated, but worldcat states 1873 to 1876. Volume I has frontispiece, title page, contents page, list of illustrations, followed by 810 pages and 26 full page illustrations with tissue guards, (as listed in the illustrations contents page, though there is no half title page with vignette). Volume II has frontispiece, half title page with vignette, title page, contents page, list of illustrations, 778pp (including 16 additional full page illustrations with tissue guards, complete as listed in the index), biography of Shakespeare title page, 1 page preface, contents page, lists of illustrations to volumes I and II, 188pp biography. Volume I contains the Comedies, the Histories up to and including King Richard III. Volume II contains the rest of the Histories, The Tragedies, Poems, Plays ascribed to Shakespeare, indices, Knight's biography. Knight's notes go before and after the various works. Condition: missing half title page with vignette to volume I, owner inscription to verso of vignette page of volume II, edgewear to page 279/80 and its adjacent plate/tissue guard. Some toning throughout, mostly confined to outer pages, tissue guards, plate margins and pages adjacent to plates/tissue guards. Some tissue guards have chips. One or two plates have a waterstain in a corner and the last 5 pages and endpapers of volume II have a small pinkish waterstain in their bottom corner tip. Many photographs available. Beautiful set. Over 11kg unpacked weight. Overweight, extra postage may be required in Australia and overseas postage will be extremely expensive. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007078