Six hardback books on Shakespeare, his Life and Work
including the Ireland Shakespeare forgeries
Here are six hardback books in dustwrapper on William Shakespeare, his life and times, work and criticism.
1. Martin Holmes, Shakespeare and his Players (John Murray, London, 1972). First edition. Very good condition. Studies Shakespeare's stagecraft and devices.
2. Louis Marder, His Exits and Entrances, The Story of Shakespeare's Reputation (John Murray, London, 1964). First UK edition. Very good, the wrapper with some tanning to the spine and edgewear. Shakespeare's ups and downs...
3. H N Gibson, The Shakespeare Claimant (Methuen, London, 1962). First edition. Very good condition, a little light surface wear to the wrapper. A critical survey of the four principal theories convcerning the authorship of the Shakespearean plays.
4. F E Halliday, The Cult of Shakespeare (Duckworth, London, 1952). First edition. Very good condition. The fortunes of Shakespeare from the time of his death to the (then) present day.
5. Bernard Grebanier, The Great Shakespeare Forgery (Heinemann, London, 1966). First edition. Very good condition. A study of the 1790s Shakespeare forgeries by William Henry Ireland.
6. Patrick Murray, The Shakespearean Scene (Longmans, London, 1969). First edition. Very good condition, bar some fading to the wrapper. A summary of critical thought.
All books are in strong readable condition.