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Shakespeare, William

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ISBN 10: 0805012818 / ISBN 13: 9780805012811
Published by Henry Holt, 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Shakespeare, William. THE HISTORY PLAYS: AN ILLUSTRATED EDITION. NY: Henry, Holt & Company, c1990. First American edition. 448pp, b/w and color illus. Sm. thin 4to. Remainder mark on upper edge of textblock. Fine hardcover copy with near fine d/w. Bookseller Inventory # 72561

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Publisher: Henry Holt

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Presents the texts of Shakespeare's plays about King John, Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, Richard III, and Henry VIII

From Library Journal:

Shakespeare's history plays are some of the finest works in the English language and have been so influential over the centuries that the fictional history depicted in them has become "real" history in the popular mind. Do not, however, look for insight into these fascinating plays in this edition, for it lacks completely the critical and editorial apparatus that enhances a scholarly work. No editor or compiler is even credited. In fact, the text is here clearly secondary to the illustrations. These illustrations are indeed fine, culled as they are from contemporary manuscripts, paintings, and tapestries; over 70 of the illustrations are in color, with 120 more in black and white, and the majority briefly captioned. Overall, this is merely a coffee-table book, full of pretty pictures but without any real intellectual substance.
- James Stephenson, Society of the Cincinnati Lib., Washington,
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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