19c Works of Shakespere Imperial Edition by Charles Knight Vol II With Illustrations on Steel
- 12ʺW × 3ʺD × 15ʺH
- Late 19th Century
PRESENTING an EXTREMELY RARE and HIGHLY DESIRABLE Book !
This is a 19th Century ..... circa 1873.........one of 2 Volumes of ... more PRESENTING an EXTREMELY RARE and HIGHLY DESIRABLE Book !
This is a 19th Century ..... circa 1873.........one of 2 Volumes of the Complete Works of William Shaespeare.
This Volume is Volume II which contains Shakespeare's Tragedies.........the most sought after.
The Book is bound in burgundy Moroccan Leather with gilded decoration, and gilded edges.
This is the Imperial Edition of the 'Works of Shakespere' .... edited by Charles Knight with a large number of Engravings on Steel, contained in the Book.
The Publishers were Virtue & Co., Limited, 294 City Road, London.
The Engravings are by:
This particular version is EXTREMELY RARE.
You will note the deliberate misspelling of the surname "Shakespere" (instead of "Shakespeare"). This was done on purpose as in the mid-19th Century it had become common to spell the name that way. It was also a 'whimsical' move by the publishers.
21 Engravings in total.
by C.W. Cope R.A., W.P. Frith R.A., C.R. Leslie A.R.A., D. MacLise R.A., E.M. Ward R.A., C. Clint A.R.A., H.S. Marks A.R.A., W.Q. Orchardson A.R.A., and OTHERS less