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SHAKESPEARE, William.

The Works....

The text revised by the Rev. Alexander Dyce. In nine volumes. Second edition.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Chapman and Hall, 1866

Stock Code: 131073

£1,500
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

Second and preferred edition. 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 volumes, 1857), and improved it for this revised second edition, an edition which "became widely accepted as the most authoritative text then available" (ODNB). 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" (ibid.).

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Description

9 volumes, octavo (216 x 136 mm). Mid-20th-century red half calf by Bayntun, twin blue and green calf labels, gilt theatrical motifs to compartments, red cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt.

Illustrations

Engraved frontispieces to vols. I, II, and III.

Condition

Light cockling to cloth in places, a few trivial paper repairs. An excellent, bright set.

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