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21 Volumes. Hardbacks, tall approx 9 x 5.5 inches. Half bound in full calf leather, with gilt line paneled boards. Raised banding, gilt lettering and decorations to spines. Dark green/grey endpapers. In very good conditions. All volumes have been professionally rebacked and repaired. With original leather on boards. Vols. 5, 7, 8, 13, 15 & 21 have original leather spines, the rest are in a matching contemporary style. Some minor rubbing to edges and corners of boards. Some minor handling marks. The first portrait in vol.1 is heavily foxed, and a ‘clean’ engraving has been inserted in front of the title page. Some offsetting to title, and a couple of very minor light spots to inner plates. One or two minor spots to prelims, else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. A very nice set. 21 vols. Illustrated with 11 engraved plates; 5 in v.1 including facsimiles of Shakespeares signatures; 4 fold out tables in v.3; 1 woodcut in v.8; and a large fold-out engraving in v.11.
Title: The Plays of William Shakespeare In Tenty-One Volumes. With the Corrections and Illustrations of Various Commentators. To Which are Added Notes, by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. The Fifth Edition. Revised and Augmented by Isaac Reed, with a Glossarial Index.
Publisher: London, J. Johnson, R. Baldwin, H.L. Gardiner &c &c... 1803 5th:
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Keywords: SHAKESPEARE SHAKESPEARE, William; JOHNSON, Samuel; STEEVENS, George; The Plays of William Shakespeare In Fifteen Volumes., With the Corrections and Illustrations of Various Commentators, To Which are Added Notes. The Fourth Edition/ Revised and Augmented (with a Glossorial Index) by the Editor of Dodsley’s Collection of Old Plays., T. Longman, B. Law and Son, C. Dilly, J. Robson, J. Johnson... London., 1793, leather, fine bindings, fifteen volumes, 15,