The Text of the First Folio with Quarto Variants and a Selection of Modern Readings: edited by Herbert Farjeon.London : 1929-33 Stock Code: 139222
NotesFirst Nonesuch Press edition, number 742 of 1,600 sets. A very handsome edition, elegantly printed and attractively bound, and one of the more esteemed productions of the Press. "The Shakespeare represents the chef d'oeuvre of the Nonesuch Press, and is a model of careful proof reading and imaginative setting. The best of ancient and modern conjectural emendations are unobtrusively set in the margins for the benefit of a glancing eye. This is the finest of all editions of our greatest poet" (Symons et al, The Nonesuch Century, 1936, p. 69).
7 volumes, large octavo. Original tan morocco by A. A. Bain, spines lettered in gilt, covers and turn-ins ruled in gilt, top edges gilt on the rough, others uncut.
Spines lightly sunned, a few instances of minor discolouration and rubbing to morocco, light offsetting from turn-ins but contents otherwise clean and unmarked. A near-fine set.
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