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SHAKESPEARE, William.

The Works....

The text revised by the Rev. Alexander Dyce.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Bickers & Son, 1880-81

Stock Code: 41473

£1,500
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

Fourth edition of the text widely accepted as the most authoritative then available. Dyce (1798-1869) was one of the principal editors involved in William Pickering's prestigious Aldine Edition of the British Poets; his edition of Shakespeare in that series was first published in 1832. He then produced his own complete edition of Shakespeare (6 vols., 1857), and improved it for the revised second edition (9 vols., 1864 1863-7). A third edition was completed after his death by John Forster. "He did much to rescue Shakespeare's precursors and contemporaries from the neglect of the 18th century and added considerably to the stock of knowledge of the Elizabethan stage. As a scholar he was distinguished by his erudition, industry, probity, and judgement" (ODNB).

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Description

10 volumes, octavo. Twentieth-century half crimson morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed.

Illustrations

Engraved frontispiece to volume 1.

Condition

A handsome set in excellent condition.

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