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SHAKESPEARE, William.

The Plays and Poems....

According to the Improved Text of Edmund Malone, Including the Latest Revisions, with a Life, Glossarial Notes, and Index, and One Hundred and Seventy Illustrations, from Designs by English Artists. In Fifteen Volumes.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Henry G. Bohn, 1857

Stock Code: 123132

£2,500
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

A handsomely bound set of Shakespeare's works, edited by the classical scholar and printer A. J. Valpy (1787-1854), whose edition first appeared in 1832. Jaggard states that the current edition is "identical with the first issue of 1832-34, except the titles".

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Description

15 volumes, small octavo (170 x 110 mm). Later orange calf, raised bands to spines lettered and panelled in gilt, strapwork panels in gilt to covers within single gilt borders, headcaps and corners of board edges gilt, turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, red silk page markers, edges gilt.

Illustrations

Frontispieces with tissue guards, 170 plates.

Condition

Occasional wear and slight rubbing to extremities, a few tiny closed tears to margins, text unaffected, a little loss to headcap of vol. 1, pale mark to spine of vol. 6, affecting 8 letters but still legible, otherwise in excellent condition.

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