With notes by Charles Knight, in two volumes published by Virtue & Co. Limited. Undated.
Imperial edition edited by Charles Knight with illustrations on steel from pictures by C.W. Cope, W. P. Frith, C. R. Leslie, D. Maclise, E.M.Ward, C.Clint, H.S. Marks, W.Q.Orchardson and others.
The volumes contain Shakespeare's plays, poems and plays ascribed to Shakespeare as well as notes by Charles Knight and a biography of William Shakespeare.
The pages are printed as double columns.
Bound in leather with gold tooling to boards and spine. Dentelle to inside edges of boards. Leather worn and scuffed on raised bands, head and tail of spine and on boards. Corners bumped and exposed. Gold edges to block.
Volume 1: Boards detached. Damage and damp stains to first few pages which are detached. Owner's name on free end paper dated 1893, dedication on reverse of frontispiece dated 1923. Rear end paper split and last page detached, remaining attached to end paper. Piece of leather missing at head of spine.
Volume 2 : Front board detached with end paper attached, back board hinge split. Owner's name on free end paper dated 1893.
This is a heavy item and will be dispatched by courier.