SHAKESPEARE, William.

The Works.

Edited with a scrupulous revision of the text by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke

London: Bickers & Son; John Bumpus et al., 1869 Stock Code: 136140
£1,750.00

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Notes

A particularly attractive set of the Cowden Clarke's edited works of Shakespeare. Mary Cowden Clarke (1809-1898) "felt particular 'pride and gratification'" in having edited the works of Shakespeare "as it made her 'the first (and as yet, only) woman editor of our great poet'" (ODNB). This edition, credited to both Charles and Mary Cowden, was first published by Bickers in 1864.

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Description

4 volumes, octavo (217 x 132 mm). Contemporary dark brown morocco with contrasting mid-brown morocco labels and single green morocco roundel number pieces to spines, elaborate tooling to spines separated by raised bands, ornate gilt tooling to the boards, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges.

Illustrations

Title pages printed in red and black. Frontispiece portrait with tissue-guard to vol. I.

Condition

Contemporary inscription to binder's front blank, some occasional light foxing, a hint of rubbing to extremities, an excellent set.

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