With Notes Critical and Explanatory and a Biographical Memoir by W. Gifford Esq. With Introduction and Appendices by Lieut.-Col. F. Cunningham.London: Bickers and Son, 1875 Stock Code: 104284
NotesAn attractively bound late reprint of the Gifford edition of Jonson's works, originally published in 1816. "Gifford's editorial work as a textual scholar is accomplished. He produced various editions of English dramatists Gifford's most notable textual work was on Jonson, of whom he was a fierce partisan. His edition contains forthright attacks on bardolators who had dared to speak evil of Jonson as well as the customary splenetic condemnations of the flaws of rival scholars" (ODNB).
9 volumes, octavo (214 x 138 mm). Bound by Tuckett in full tree calf, raised bands, red and green morocco labels, compartments richly gilt, floral rolls to boards gilt, to turn-ins in blind, marbled edges and endpapers.
Engraved frontispiece portrait to Volume I.
Spines slightly sunned, minor wear to spine ends and corners, joints of a few volumes cracked but firm, light offsetting from frontispiece. An excellent set.
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