Rare complete set with engraved plates
|作者/ 插画家:||Charles Knight (ed.)|
|Illustrator:||Frith, Michael, Leslie, Cecil Mary|
|书名:||The Works of Shakspere|
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.