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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Thirty-Seven Volumes
Book #: 011066

Author: Shakespeare, William and Farjeon, Herbert [Editor]
Illustrator: Rackham, Arthur; Parker, Agnes Miller; Gill, Eric and 34 others
Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
Place: New York
Year: 1939
Edition: First Edition

Book Cond.: Very Good Condition
Jacket Cond.: No Dust Jacket
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 4to
Book Type: n/a

Description / Comments:
First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 4to. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. This edition designed by Bruce Rogers, a limited edition of 1950 of which this is copy number 1579. A thirty-seven volume set complete published 1939-1940, edited and amended where obscure by Herbert Farjeon, each volume has a separate illustrator (including Arthur Rackham, Eric Gill, Agnes Miller Parker), tan gilt stamped cloth spine, decorated paper over boards, top edges gilt, edges untrimmed, one play to a volume. All the plays have the accompanying Commentary (note that there is one commentary for Henry IV Parts I and II and Henry VI Parts I, II, and III). Also included are the side stapled 20 page booklet titled “A Shakespeare Commentary: The Plays of William Shakespeare” and the 16 page side stapled prospectus titled “Some Notes Upon a Project for an Illustrated Shakespeare”. The set lacks the slipcases. All of the volumes have spines lightly soiled, spines discolored and on a few the gilt is fading, some volumes have corners lightly bumped, most volumes are slightly bowed, previous owner’s bookplate on front paste down of each volume, previous owner had tucked a few newspaper reviews of the set in a few of the volumes causing offsetting on those pages. This is a very heavy set that will require additional shipping costs. No International shipping on this set. Illustrator: Rackham, Arthur; Parker, Agnes Miller; Gill, Eric and 34 others. Quantity Available: 0. Shipped Weight: 72 lbs 0 oz. Category: Theatre & Plays; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 011066.