The Histories - the Tragedies - the Comedies (The Heritage Shakespeare) (3 Volume Set)
Shakespeare, William; Alexander, Peter (editor)
Price: 50.00 USD
New York: The Heritage Press, 1958. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 3 volumes complete as issued in publisher's slipcase. Tan cloth over color decorative boards (minor wear to cloth; some wear to spines and slipcases). [ca. 1100] pages per volume. Notable multi-volume set of the 37 plays attributed to Shakespeare (the sonnets and poems are not included); notable particularly for reproductions of Ardizzone's color illustrations and both Farleigh's and Parker's wood engravings. Editor's general introduction, plus preliminary matter from the First Folio (volume 1, Comedies); prefaces by Tyrone Guthrie, James G. McManaway and George Rylands; with glossary in each volume. 3 volumes complete; bound in cream cloth over pink decorative boards, spines printed gilt/red and gilt/brown, tan endpapers, top edges stained light brown, all edges trimmed, with all 3 volumes enclosed in publisher's maroon heavy stock slipcases. First Edition Thus. Good.