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The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspeare [Shakespeare]; Biography of Shakspere [Shakespeare] 8 volumes.

by Shakespeare, William;Knight, Charles; [Shakspere, William]

Early Reprint

Price: $555.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA


  • Seller Inventory #: 011770
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Illustrator: Illustrated
  • Edition: Early Reprint
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Peter Fenelon Collier
  • Place: New York

New York: Peter Fenelon Collier Early reprint of works originally published by London: Charles Knight. No publication date. Second edition, revised, stated. 4to. Original publisher's green diaper clother, decoratively stamped in blind, fancy gilt lettering to front board, decorative gilt decoration and blind stamping to spine with bust of Shakespeare, all edges splattered. Double-column format. Volume I: Tragedies. Frontispiece portrait, tissue, engraved title, 471 pp. Romeo and Juliet; Hamlet; Cymbeline; Othello; Timon of Athens; King Lear. Illustrated throughout with engravings, full page and in-text and engraved plates of famous actors playing the primary roles. Volume II: Frontispiece plate, tissue, second frontispiece, engraved title. 516 pp. Macbeth, Troilus and Cressida, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Supplementary Notice to the Three Roman Plays; Poems and Supplementary notice to the poems. Volume III: Frontispiece, Frontispiece plate, tissue, engraved title. 456 pp. Two Gentlemen of Verona; Love's Labour's Lost; The Merry Wives of Windsor; Comedy of Errors; Taming of the Shrew; A Midsummer-Night's Dream; The Merchant of Venice. Volume IV: Frontispiece plate, tissue, engraved title. 446 pp. Second volume of comedies: All's Well That Ends Well; Much Ado About Nothing; Twelfth Night; or, What You Will; As You Like It; Measure for Measure; A Winter's Tale; Tempest. Volume V: Engraved plate, tissue, engraved title. 390 pp. King John, King Richard II, King Henry IV, Part I, King Henry IV, Part II, King Henry V. Volume VI: Frontispiece engraved plate, tissue, engraved title. 328 pp. King Henry VI, Part I and Part II, The First Part of the Contention of the Two Famous Houses of York and Lancaster, King Henry VI, Part III, The Second Part of the Contention of the Two Famous Houses of York and Lancaster, King Richard III, King Henry VIII, An Essay on the Three Parts of King Henry IV and King Richard III. Volume VII: William Shakspere: A Biography by Charles Knight, Revised and Augmented. Frontispiece engraved plate, tissue, second frontispiece plate, 553 pp. Revised and augmented from the 1843 edition. Volume VIII: Doubtful Plays (those not included in the Shakespearean canon). Frontispiece plate, tissue, engraved title, followed by indexes to the plays and poems. 507 pp. Titus Andronicus, Pericles, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Locrine, Sir John Oldcastle, Part I, the Life and Death of Thomas Lord Cromwell, The London Prodigal, The Puritan, A Yorkshire Tragedy, Notice on the Authoship of a Yorkshire Tragedy, Arden of Feversham, The Reign of King Edward III, George-A-Greene, Fair Em, Mucedorus, The Birth of Merlin, The Merry Devil of Edmonton, followed by Appendices. Very minor flaws. Fine condition.. Early Reprint. Decorative Cloth. Fine. Illus. by Illustrated. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.