6 volumes. Engraved frontispiece. Thick 8vo, publisher’s original dark green cloth, the covers blind stamped in fine and wide border patterns and decorated with center ornaments gilt, the spines gilt lettered and decorated in blind. An exceedingly fresh, as pristine set in very nicely decorated and presented bindings. AN UNUSUALLY FRESH AND CLEAN COPY. This SCARCE edition is edited by J. Payne Collier with a new index to the life and work of Shakespeare. Collier has painstakingly researched Shakespeare’s original language and intent in this revised edition. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: SHAKESPEARE’S COMEDIES, TRAGEDIES, HISTORIES...
Publisher: London Whittaker and Co. 1858
Book Description London, Whittaker and Co. 1853–8, 1853. 7 volumes, octavo. Bound in green half morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, cloth covered boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Slight rubbing to extremities otherwise a nice sound set, bookplate to front pastedown in each volume. Frontispiece portrait in volume I. The six-volume edition of Shakespeare's works is dated 1858 at the end of the preface, the supplementary volume 1853 on its title-page. Bookseller Inventory # 27993