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SHAKESPEARE, William.

The Works.

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

London : 1866 Stock Code: 83972
£1,500.00
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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 vols., 1857), and improved it for this revised second edition. 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

9 volumes, octavo (215 x 139 mm). Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in green half morocco, titles and decoration to bands, green cloth boards with crest to front, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt.

Illustrations

Frontispieces to volumes 1, 2 and 3.

Condition

Bookplate to front pastedown, some occasional light foxing, spines just a touch rubbed and faded, an excellent set.

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