Condition: Very Good; 1901, University Society of New York. 40 volumes, complete. Bright, glossy red quarter leather and red cloth binding, red topstain. Features An Index to the Works of Shakespeare by Evangeline M. O'Connor and a Life of Shakespeare by Israel Gollancz. Set is VG to VG+ overall. All volumes have slightly bumped corners, minor shelfwear, rubbed edges, fraying/chipping to spine ends except where noted. Spines are tight. Endpapers in all volumes are lightly tanned with age, but the textblock is bright. Small intact tear to top of spine on King Lear, about 1/4 in.; tear to top of Topical Index, about 1/2 in., leather missing. Some small stains and discolorations to the boards on Much Ado About Nothing, King Henry V, Measure for Measure, and Hamlet. Small stains/discolorations on the spines of Cymbeline and Coriolanus over the titles, but the gilt is intact. Hamlet's spine is loose but intact; the Topical Index's spine is shaken but intact. Pencil annotations and underlining in Hamlet. The in. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, ...
Publisher: The University Society of New York
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description The University Society of New York. Book Condition: Very Good. Condition: Very Good; 1901, the University Society of New York. 40 volume set. The index omits Two Noble Kinsmen over disputed authorship and no volume exists for the play; as such, this set is complete at 40 volumes. Bright, glossy red quarter-leather bindings with red cloth and gilt titles to spine. Red topstain. Features an Index to the Works of Shakespeare by Evangeline M. O'Connor and a Life of Shakespeare by Israel Collancz. VG to VG+ overall. Minimal wear except to spines, which show some general wear and rubbing, especially at spine extremities. Some chipping at head of spine to a little over half of the volumes; also slight sunning to spines. Puncture to spine about 1/4 inch in diameter over the I on Julius Caesar. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown and signature to FFEP in most volumes. All volumes sturdy and square, with clean and bright interiors. Bookseller Inventory # 985619