3 volumes. Volume 1, Comedies, Histories: Frontispiece portrait, engraved title page with vignette, 810 double column pages, 34 engravings on steel [including the frontispiece and the vignette]; Volume 2, Histories, Tragedies, Plays Ascribed to Shakespeare: Frontispiece engraving [from the statue in Central Park, New York], engraved title page with vignette, 778 double column pages, 23 engravings on steel [including the frontispiece and vignette], glossary, index, [includes an illustration of Edwin Booth as Hamlet in a scene from the play]; Volume 3, Biography: 188 double column pages, 5 engravings on steel [includes a portrait of Edwin Booth as Hamlet], map of Stratford, facsimiles. 38cm. Imperial Edition. Bound by the Bureau of Printing and Engraving in three quarter leather with marbled boards and gilt rules; raised bands and title in gilt on the spine; edges speckled blue; marbled endpapers. Spines have faded, stained, covers slightly rubbed, portion of front cover of volume 3 faded; leather scuffed at the edges; hinges reinforced in volume one; first several leaves of volume one chipped, and with short tear-folds at the bottom edge, same in volume two, but fewer leaves impacted; small stain at the top edge gutter of volume one; Library of Congress surplus copies. Bureau of Engraving and Printing library stamp on the front fly leaf of volumes one and two; small shelve number labels on the front cover paste downs of each volume. The engravings are fine examples of engravings on steel. Overall a better than good set. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Works of Shakespeare [with the ...
Publisher: Virtue & Yorston nd
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