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Charles Knight (ed.) - The Works of Shakspere (Imperial Edition) - 2 volumes - n.d. [c. 1870]

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Charles Knight (ed.) - The Works of Shakspere (Imperial Edition) - 2 volumes - n.d. [c. 1870]

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Rare complete set with engraved plates

Condition: Good
Language: English
Edition: Illustrated Edition
Author: Charles Knight (ed.)
Book Title: The Works of Shakspere
Number of Books: 2
Publisher: Virtue &Co
Binding: Half leather
Illustrator: Frith, Michael, Leslie, Cecil Mary

Edited by Charles Knight. London: Virtue and Co., nd. [c.1870]. 2 vols. Engraved plates.
The celebrated Imperial Edition. First edition in large folio with text printed in double column and engraved frontispieces (including Shakespeare portrait).
Volume 1: 810 pages + Index; 28 engravings.
Volume 2: 738 pages + Index; 18 engravings.

Complete set (no plates missing). Bound in the publisher's black half morocco. Some rubbing and scuffing along the edges and on top of the spines; spine of vol.I detached on one side (see photo), easy to repair. Internally bright and clean.
The set comprises Vol. I: Comedies Histories; Vol. II: Histories Tragedies Poems Plays ascribed to Shakespeare; Brief Notice of Opinion on the Writings. This splendid edition of the Bard is illustrated and engraved by some of the leading artists of the time. Richly illustrated with 46 full page steel engravings. An imposing and handsome set.

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