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William Shakespeare: Complete Works (3 Volume Set)

Shakespeare, William

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ISBN 10: 1555211623 / ISBN 13: 9781555211622
Published by The Wellfleet Press, Secaucus, New Jersey, 1987
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First edition thus, NF. Bonded leather with gilt lettering on front panels and spines. There seems to be a binder's error to front panel of vol. 2, which finds three small indents (from a tooling instrument?), else the set would be deemed fine. Subtitle: From the original text: carefully collated and compared with the editions of Halliwell, Knight and Collier: with historical and critical introductions, and notes to each play; and a life of the great dramatist by Charles Knight. Illustrated with new and finely executed steel engravings chiefly portraits in character of celebrated American actors, drawn from life, expressly for this edition. It seems reasonable that this a facsimile edition of a 19th century set. Double-columned text in the plays and poems and the 46 page introduction. Title and page count: Vol. 1 - Comedies (621); Vol.2 - Histories (476); Vol. 3 - Tragedies and Poetical Works (628). Oversize, extra postage because of the weight. Handsome set. Bookseller Inventory # 001320

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Title: William Shakespeare: Complete Works (3 ...

Publisher: The Wellfleet Press, Secaucus, New Jersey

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Published w/out dj

Edition: First edition thus

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The complete works, in a nineteenth-century edition

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This complete and unabridged edition contains every word that Shakespeare wrote — all 37 tragedies, comedies, and histories, plus the sonnets. You'll find such classics as The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing and The Taming of the Shrew. This Library of Literary Classics edition is bound in padded leather with luxurious gold-stamping on the front and spine, satin ribbon marker and gilded edges. Other titles in this series include: Charlotte & Emily Bronte: The Complete Novels; Edgar Allan Poe: Selected Works; Mark Twain: Selected Works; Charles Dickens: Four Complete Novels; Lewis Carroll: The Complete, Fully Illustrated Works; and Jane Austen: The Complete Novels.

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