Shakespeare Works Histories Leather 1879

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Offering this volume "Histories" from Shakespeare's Complete Works, The American Shakespeare from the original text, carefully collated and compared with the editions of Halliwell, Knight, and Collier; with critical and historical introductions and notes to each play, and A Life of the Great Dramatist by Charles Knight. Illustrated with new and finely executed steel engravings chiefly portraits in character of celebrated American actors, drawn from life, expressly for this edition. Published by Henry J Johnson, New York, 1879. Contents include: King John, King Richard the Second, King Henry the Fourth, King Henry the Fifth, King Henry the Sixth, King Richard the Third, King Henry the Eighth. Smooth and pebbled grain leather hard-boards; hubbed spine, ornate gold gilt lettering on front and spine. Corners have rubbing and loss of leather at tips. Spine has leather wear on hinges and edges; front hinge had some cracking and has been re-glued; still very secure due the the drop down cloth hinges on inside, very clean. Beautiful hand marbled end papers and when book is closed page edges on all sides have the same marbling. Pages are clean and tight, no scribbling, tears, or stains, no foxing. Extraordinary 9 full page engravings / illustrations throughout on thick paper and each has a protective tissue covering. Pages are printed in double column - book measures 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. A very handsome 126 year old book for display and reading! We have also listed the other two volumes - The Comedies and Tragedies - if you are interested in all three.

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