The Works of Shakespeare
1825, rebound in quarter leather
Hardback, rebound in quarter leather with gilt titling to spine. 22 × 13.5cm, lxxx + 896pp.
Published for the proprietors of the "London Stage", this book contains all of Shakespeare's plays, as well as a lengthy introduction on the theatres of Shakespeare's times, his monuments, portraits, plots and dramas, actors etc etc. The introduction has some small illustrations, and each play has an illustrated headpiece.
A fair / good copy. The rebinding is in very good order but the contents are quite scruffy. The pages are tanned and creased to the edges, and there has been some repair work when rebound. The endpapers are tatty, and previous owner's names to the ffep and first page of the intro.