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  • Item: The New Century Shakespeare (Partial Set: 21 of 24 Volumes, Vols. I-II, IV-XI, XIV-XXIV)
  • Limited Edition
  • Author: Shakespeare
  • Publishing: Boston: Dana Estes and Company, 1900, 1901
  • Size: 9.2 6.25 inches

    Edition de Luxe. Leather bound. 21 Volumes. Edition de Luxe, limited to 1000 sets, this being number 146. Twenty-one of the twenty-four volumes, lacking Volumes III, XII, XIII. A truly beautifully bound set of the works of the greatest writer in the history of the English language, with additional material by noted scholars Sir Israel Gollancz, Alexander Dyce, William James Rolfe, and Henry N. Hudson. Volumes XXI to XXIV contain the Shakespeare Apocrypha with a history of pre-Shakespeare English drama and a character index, Rolfe's Life of Shakespeare, and Dyce's Glossary in two volumes.

    Full Title: The New Century Shakespeare: The Cambridge Text from the latest edition of William Aldis Wright; with Introductions, Notes and Glossaries to each Play by Israel Gollancz, Editor of The Temple Shakespeare, The Complete Notes with Variorum Readings and General Glossary of Alexander Dyce; A General Introduction, and Life of the Poet by W. J. Rolfe, Litt.D., and a History of the Drama, and General Criticism by Henry N. Hudson and Others

  • Volume I: The Tempest, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Comedy of Errors
  • Volume II: The Merry Wives of Windsor, Measure for Measure
  • Volume IV: Love's Labour's Lost, The Merchant of Venice
  • Volume V: Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night
  • Volume VI: The Taming of the Shrew, All's Well That Ends Well; Volume VII: The Winter's Tale, Troilus and Cressida
  • Volume VIII: The Life and Death of King John, The Tragedy of King Richard II
  • Volume IX: King Henry IV, Parts I and II
  • Volume X: King Henry V, King Henry VI, Part I
  • Volume XI: King Henry VI, Part II and Part III
  • Volume XIV: Romeo and Juliet, Timon of Athens
  • Volume XV: Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra
  • Volume XVI: Macbeth, Hamlet
  • Volume XVII: Othello, Cymbeline
  • Volume XVIII: King Lear, Pericles
  • Volume XIX: Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, Sonnets, A Lover's Complaint, The Passionate Pilgrim, The Phoenix and Turtle
  • Volume XX: Two Noble Kinsmen, King Edward III
  • Volume XXI: Plays Ascribed to Shakespeare, An Historical Sketch of the English Drama Before Shakespeare, Index to Characters in the Plays
  • Volume XXII: Life of Shakespeare
  • Volume XXIII: Alexander Dyce's Glossary to Shakespeare
  • Volume XXIV: Alexander Dyce's Glossary to Shakespeare.

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  • Location: This item ships from Georgia.

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  • Condition

    Three-quarter red leather with marbled paper over sides. Five raised bands and gilt lettering to spines, with comic face devices stamped in gilt. Top edges gilt, with occasional light scuff. Matching marbled endpapers. Printed tissue guarded frontispieces and several printed tissue-guarded illustrations to each volume, with offsetting to guards. Moderate edgewear to bindings, with extremities rubbed to boards. Edges darkened in places to some volumes. Spines darkened to Volumes XI, XIV-XXIV, with heavier edgewear and mild flaking to leather edges to these volumes. Chipping to head of spines of Volumes XIV (1/4" X 1") and Volume XVIII (1/4" X 1"). Front hinge cracking to Volumes XIV, XXIII, XXIV, all other bindings sound. Pages clean and unmarked.

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    21 Volumes The New Century Shakespeare

    Estimate $600 - $800Feb 5, 2017
    New York, NY, USA