The Plays of William Shakespeare

London: Printed for George Kearsley. 1806.

Fourteen volumes. 8vo. 160x100mm. Green half calf, marbled paper boards. Spine with four raised bands decorated in gilt with a Greek key design. Red label lettered in gilt. All edges marbled and marbled endpapers. Some slight rubbing to edges and a little scuffing in places to the boards but overall an attractive set in very good condition. Internally very good with a little browning in places. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare. Engravings throughout reproducing scenes from the plays. Volume One has Rowe's Life of Shakespeare, Johnson's Preface, Shakespeare's Will and "A Glossary explaining the obsolete and difficult words in the plays of Shakespeare". Each play has annotations.

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