Sixteen pocket editions of Shakespeare's plays

Dating from 1868 to 1934


William Shakespeare, and his contemporaries


Various, Leipzig, London, Oxford, 1868
Sixteen pocket editions of Shakespeare's playsSixteen pocket editions of Shakespeare's playsSixteen pocket editions of Shakespeare's plays

Printing Details

Here is a collection of 16 pocket editions of books by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, mixed bindings dating from 1868 to 1934. The books are:

1. 8 copies of the Tauchnitz edition, small paperbacks, dated 1868—Much Ado About Nothing, Titus Andronicus, Timon of Athens, Julius Caesar, Love's Labour's Lost, The Winter's Tale, Twelfth-Night, and Troilus and Cressida. These are all in good condition, some age-related wear but sound.

2. 5 copies from Heinemann's Shakespeare, all small hardbacks bound in green cloth with gilt titling to spine. Coriolanus (good condition), Measure for Measure (good condition), Merry Wives of Windsor (inner binding spit at page 100, but readable), King Lear (very good condition), and The Tempest (spine heavily faded but contents good). All 1904 bar The Tempest which is 1921.

3. Troilus and Cressida, limp leather, published by Macmillan, 1900. Nice contents but covers rubbed.

4. Two books from the OUP: Five Pre-Shakespearean Comedies (Early Tudor Period), pub 1934, and Six Plays by Contemporaries of Shakespeare (1932). Both in good readable condition.


All books are readable but with wear. Previous owner's name to most.



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