The Works of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: Shakespeare, William The Works of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: Shakespeare, William

The Works of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes

Shakespeare, William

Published by Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-on-Avon, 1906
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Ten quarto volumes. This set is one of only twelve printed on pure vellum with a frontispiece illustration in each volume. It represents a monumental undertaking, which took four years to complete and consumed about 250 sheets for each of the twelve copies printed on vellum. The Shakespeare Head Press was founded by A. H. Bullen, who had the idea of printing the complete works of Shakespeare at Stratford-on-Avon as the result of a dream in which he was presented with a set of Shakespeare's works while visiting the town. This is the first edition of Shakespeare to have been published in Stratford and the first major publication of the Press. Although other Shakespeare Head Press sets printed on vellum regularly appear on the market, the Shakespeare is very difficult to obtain: the last copy on vellum to come to auction was in 1960. Volumes I and II are lacking the silk fore-edge ties, spine lettering a trifle rubbed on volume VI, few volumes with minor wrinkling to spine ends, else a fine copy in creamy full limp vellum stamped in gilt. (Tomkinson p. 229, Ransom p. 9). Bookseller Inventory # 23261

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Title: The Works of William Shakespeare in Ten ...

Publisher: Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-on-Avon

Publication Date: 1906

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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