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The Plays. The Plays. The Plays. The Plays. The Plays.
The Plays.
SHAKESPEARE, William.

The Plays....

With The Corrections And Illustrations Of Various Commentators. To Which Are Added Notes, By Samuel Johnson And George Steevens. Revised And Augmented By Isaac Reed, With A Glossarial Index. The Sixth Edition.

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Published: London J. Nichols and Son, F. C. and J Rivington and others. 1813

Stock Code: 114678

£3,500
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Notes

A very handsomely bound set of a later issue of the edition generally known as the first variorum, first published in 1803. Reed's revision of Johnson and Steevens's 1773 edition was first published in ten volumes in 1785. The edition was then reissued, with Steevens as editor once more but reliant on Reed's assistance, in 15 volumes in 1793. In 1803, after Steevens's death, Reed produced this elaborately revised version. Reed died in 1807, but his edition continued to be reissued for many years afterwards.

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Description

21 volumes, octavo (212 x 132 mm). Finely bound by Brentano's in mid-20th-century mottled half calf, tan morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, marbled boards, brown endpapers and marbled edges.

Illustrations

Frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare to volume I and further illustrations throughout.

Condition

Excellent condition.

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