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SHAKESPEARE, William.

The Works.

The Text Revised by the Reverend Alexander Dyce.

London : 1857 Stock Code: 117223
£1,250.00
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Notes

First edition thus. 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), which was later issued in a revised second edition (9 vols., 1864 1863-7) and a third edition 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

Octavo, 6 volumes (216 x 134 mm). Contemporary green pebbled morocco, titles to spines gilt, raised bands, twin rule to boards and turn-ins in blind, cream endpapers, gilt edges.

Illustrations

Frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare.

Condition

Bookplate to front pastedowns, spines a little darkened and corners slightly rubbed, an excellent set.

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