The Complete Works of Shakespeare revised from the original editions with historical introductions and notes, explanatory and critical, and a life of the poet by J.O. Halliwell, Member of Council of the Shakespeare Society, and other eminent commentators, published by The London Printing and Publishing Company Limited. undated but personal inscription inside front endpaper dates from 1868. Green half bound hardback, with Damage to front board (see photograph) wear and tear to spine, bumping to spine and corners. gilt lettering and raised bands on spine. Marbled endpapers and edges to pages. Obituary of Charles Kean, Shakespearian actor, (1811 - 1868) pasted inside front endpaper. Some tanning to inside endpaper and signature and date of 1868. Front hinge cracked at title page. Foxing throughout, tears to title page and across b/w plate between pages 390 - 391. The volume is "elegantly and appropriately illustrated by portraits engraved on steel, from Daguerreotypes of the greatest and most intellectual actors of the age, taken in the embodiment of the varied and life-like characters of our great national poet," (from title page). pp 488.